Britannica Guide to India, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1593398476
  • ISBN-13: 9781593398477
  • DDC: 954
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 465 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released July 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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An ancient culture and a new economic power in the world India in the twenty-first century stands on the verge of being one of the world's newest superpowers with a population of 1.1 billion. In the sixty years since its independence, it has transformed into a modern nation with limitless resources—yet it is also a nation of extremes. It is a people with 15 official languages, over 166 million mobile phone users, and an economy that spans from traditional village farming to the cutting edge of new technology. From the snowy mountains of the Himalayas to the tropical waters of Kerala, India is the 6th most popular tourist destination in the world. This guide is the perfect introduction for the reader who wants to know more than the guide books and gain a deeper understanding of India's history and culture as well as the key sites to visit.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Illustrations and Maps.
1: Overview.
2: The Place and the People.
3: History.
4: Early Civilizations to the Fall of the Mughal Empire (8000 BCE–1800).
5: European Expansion and British Imperial Power (1750–1947).
6: The Republic of India (1947–2007).
7: Religion, the Arts, and Philosophy.
8: Religion.
9: Music and Dance.
10: Literature.
11: Architecture.
12: Visual Arts.
13: Philosophy.
14: India Today.
15: Government and Society.
16: The Economy.
17: Everyday Life in Modern India.
18: The Major Sites to Visit.
19: Delhi.
20: Agra.
21: Fatehpur Sikri.
22: Varanasi.
23: Mumbai (Bombay).
24: Kolkata (Calcutta).
25: Darjeeling (Darjiling).
26: Rajasthan.
27: Punjab and Amritsar.
28: Tamil Nadu, Chennai (Madras), and Madurai.
29: Kerala and Kochi (Cochin).
30: Goa.
31: Hampi.