India

Author: Fritz Blackwell
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576073483
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An all-encompassing and engrossing look at India—a land as diverse as its religions and as vibrant as its vast population. * Narrative sections detailing the geography, history, economics, and contemporary culture of India * Detailed references on languages, listings of government and nongovernment organizations, and an annotated bibliography and thorough listing of print and nonprint resources

The Foundations Of The Composite Culture In India

Author: Malika Mohammada
Publisher: Aakar Books
ISBN: 9788189833183
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In The Present Work, The Foundations Of The Composite Culture In India, The Focus Of The Author Is The Process Of Establishment Of Hindu-Muslim Unity As A Result Of Historical, Social And Cultural Factors Over A Period Of Ten Centuries. Traversing This Era, He Reveals How The Muslim Rulers Contributed Such Harmony, And How The Two Cultures Exchanged And Accepted Each Other'S Tenets In Order To Enrich And Formulate A Composite India Culture. With The Objective Of Exploring The Foundations On Which The Composite Culture Of India Rests, The Author Examines The Contribution Of Sufism Which Inherently Connotes Syncretism And Tolerance - As Well As The Simultaneous Rise Of The Bhakti Movement In Medieval India.

The History Of India

Author: John McLeod
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313314599
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Discusses the political and economic aspects of each period as well as the social and cultural milieu, and includes a timeline, brief biographical notes on key players, and a bibliographic essay.

India 2018 A Reference Annual

Author: New Media Wing
Publisher: Publications Division Ministry of Information & Broadcasting
ISBN: 812302763X
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India 2018 - A Reference Annual is a comprehensive digest of country's progress in different fields. The book deal with all aspects of development-from rural to urban, industry to infrastructure, science and technology, art and culture, economy, health, defence, education and mass communication. The sections on general knowledge, current affairs, sports and important events, are a must read for comprehensive understanding of these fields. With its authenticity of facts and data, the book is a treasure for students, researchers and academicians.

The Jewish Communities Of India

Author: Joan G. Roland
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412837484
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Although the Bene Israel community of western India, the Baghdadi Jews of Bombay and Calcutta, and the Cochin Jews of the Malabar Coast form a tiny segment of the Indian population, their long-term residence within a vastly different culture has always made them the subject of much curiosity. India is perhaps the one country in the world where Jews have never been exposed to anti-Semitism, but in the last century they have had to struggle to maintain their identity as they encountered two competing nationalisms: Indian nationalism and Zionism. Focusing primarily on the Bene Israel and Baghdadis in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Joan Roland describes how identities begun under the Indian caste system changed with British colonial rule, and then how the struggle for Indian independence and the establishment of a Jewish homeland raised even further questions. She also discuses the experiences of European Jewish refugees who arrived in India after 1933 and remained there until after World War II. To describe what it meant to be a Jew in India, Roland draws on a wealth of materials such as Indian Jewish periodicals, official and private archives, and extensive interviews. Historians, Judaic studies specialist, India area scholars, postcolonialist, and sociologists will all find this book to be an engaging study. A new final chapter discusses the position of the remaining Jews in India as well as the status of Indian Jews in Israel at the end of the twentieth century.

Cultural History Of India

Author: Om Prakash
Publisher: New Age International
ISBN: 9788122415872
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Cultural History Of India Has Been Divided Into Three Parts To Discuss Various Aspects Of Development Of Indian Culture. It Talks About How Religions Such As The Vedic Religion, Buddhism, Jainism, Saivism And Vaisnavism Aimed At Securing Social Harmony, Moral Upliftment, And Inculcated A Sense Of Duty In The Individual. The Development Of Indian Art And Architecture Was A Creative Effort To Project Symbols Of Divine Reality As Conceived And Understood By The Collective Consciousness Of The People As A Whole. The Book Also Focuses On Social Intuitions, Educational Systems And Economic Organisation In Ancient India. Finally, The Book Discusses The Dietary System Of Indians From Pre-Historic Times To C. 1200 A.D. The Basis For Inclusion Of Food And Drinks In The Book On Indian Culture Is That Ancient Indians Believed That Food Not Only Kept An Individual Healthy, But Was Also Responsible For His Mental Make Up.According To The Author, It Is Of Utmost Importance That The Present Generation Imbibe Those Elements Of Indian Culture Which Have Kept India Vital And Going Through Its Long And Continuous History .Cultural History Of India Is An Extremely Useful Journal On Indian History And Culture For All Readers, Both In India And Abroad. It Is Therefore A Must-Read For All Interested In Indias Proud Past, Which Forms The Eternal Bed-Rock Of Its Fateful Present And Glorious Future. It Is An Academic Book Very Useful For Student Of History Aspiring For I.A.S.

India

Author: Ian Buruma
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 9780940322943
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How can we understand India today, fifty years after Independence and only months after its nuclear tests outraged the world? The novelist Arundhati Roy has written, specially for this collection, a fierce denunciation of the Indian nuclear program, which serves as an introduction to nine essays on India, all originally published in The New York Review of Books. In this volume, seven distinguished writers offer penetrating insights into the complexities of the subcontinent. Roderick MacFarquhar reflects on the legacy of Empire and Partition, Ian Buruma considers secularism and Indian democracy, Pankaj Mishra remembers life in Benares, and Christopher de Bellaigue writes on a violent Bombay. But the volatile intersections of history, politics, and culture on which they focus haunt Indian literature too, as shown in essays by Nobel Prize-winner Amartya Sen on Rabindranath Tagore, Hilary Mantel on Rohinton Mistry, and Anita Desai on Indian women's writing.