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Modern India, 1st Edition

  • John McLeod Georgia Institute of Technology
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  • ISBN-10: 1440852898
  • ISBN-13: 9781440852893
  • DDC: 954.003
  • 480 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released January 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Overview

This in-depth and interdisciplinary encyclopedia provides a unique, concise, accessible overview of multiple aspects of Indian society and history. It offers a useful background or supplemental text for anyone interested in modern Indian life and culture. Individual chapters address all aspects of life in 21st-century India, from geography and history to economy and religion to etiquette and sports. Each chapter begins with an overview, followed by entries on, for example, major political parties or literary works. Overview and entries are self-contained and accompanied by up-to-date Further Reading lists.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in Understanding Modern Nations.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Series Foreword.
Note On Transliteration.
Abbreviations.
Preface.
Introduction.
Map Of India.
1: Geography.
2: Climate.
3: Deccan.
4: Disputed Territories.
5: Himalayas.
6: Indian Ocean.
7: Indo-Gangetic Plain.
8: Islands.
9: Major Cities.
10: Natural Resources.
11: Pollution and the Environment.
12: Population.
13: Rivers.
14: States and Union Territories.
15: Thar Desert.
16: Transportation.
17: Water Conservation.
18: History.
19: Timeline.
20: Babur (1483–1530) and the Mughal Empire (1526–1857).
21: Chandragupta (ruled c. 325/321–297 BCE) and the Mauryan Dynasty (c. 325/321–185 BCE).
22: Chandra Gupta I (ruled c. 320–335), the Gupta Dynasty (c. 320–550), and Harshavardhana (ruled 606–647).
23: Gandhi, Indira Priyadarshini (née Nehru) (1917–1984).
24: Gandhi, Mohandas Karamchand (Mahatma, “Great Soul”) (1869–1948).
25: Gandhi, Rajiv (1944–1991).
26: Harappans and Aryans.
27: Iltutmish (ruled 1210–1236) and the Delhi Sultanate (1210–1526 and 1540–1555).
28: Jinnah, Mohammad Ali (Qaid-e-Azam, “Great Leader”) (c. 1876–1948).
29: Lakshmibai, Rani (c. 1827 or 1835–1858).
30: Nehru, Jawaharlal (1889–1964).
31: Rao, Pamulaparti Venkata Narasimha (1921–2004).
32: Shivaji (1630–1680) and the Maratha Empire (1674–1818).
33: Singh, Manmohan (1932–).
34: Government and Politics.
35: Armed Forces.
36: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
37: Communist Parties in India.
38: Constitution.
39: Corruption.
40: Elections.
41: Foreign Relations.
42: Gandhi, Sonia (née Edvige Antonia Albina Màino) (1946–).
43: Indian National Congress.
44: Janata Party and Janata Dal.
45: Legal System and Law Enforcement.
46: Modi, Narendra Damodardas (1950–).
47: Parliament.
48: Prime Minister and Council of Ministers.
49: Regional Parties.
50: State and Local Government.
51: Economy.
52: Agriculture.
53: Energy Industry.
54: Financial Institutions.
55: Foreign Investment.
56: Foreign Trade.
57: Land Policy.
58: Liberalization.
59: Manufacturing.
60: Migrant Laborers.
61: Nehruvian Economy.
62: Pirating and Copyright Issues.
63: Public Sector Enterprises.
64: Reserve and Foreign Debt.
65: Rupee and Currency Exchange.
66: Sen, Amartya Kumar (1933–).
67: Service Industry.
68: Stock Exchanges.
69: Trade Union and Labor Movement.
70: Workplace Safety.
71: World Trade Organization and Group of Twenty.
72: Religion and Thought.
73: Buddhism.
74: Christianity in India.
75: Folk Religions in India.
76: Hinduism.
77: Islam in India.
78: Jainism.
79: Religious Reformism.
80: Religious Violence in India.
81: Sikhism.
82: Zoroastrianism in India.
83: Social Classes And Ethnicity.
84: Aging Population.
85: Caste System.
86: Dalits.
87: Ethnic Groups.
88: Health Care.
89: Middle Class.
90: Other Backward Classes.
91: Poverty and Social Welfare.
92: Retirement.
93: Tribals.
94: Urbanization.
95: Gender, Marriage, and Sexuality.
96: Domestic Violence.
97: Dowry.
98: Education.
99: Employment.
100: Family Life, Marriage, and Sexuality.
101: Health.
102: LGBT Issues.
103: Marriage.
104: Sex-Selective Abortion.
105: Sex Trade.
106: Education.
107: Elementary and Secondary Education.
108: Indian Institutes of Management.
109: Indian Institutes of Technology.
110: International Students and Foreign Exchange Programs.
111: Postsecondary Education.
112: Raman, Chandrasekhara Venkata (1888–1970).
113: Religious Education.
114: Language.
115: English.
116: Hindi.
117: Sanskrit.
118: Scheduled Languages.
119: Scripts.
120: Etiquette.
121: Etiquette in Ancient Texts.
122: Greetings and Introductions.
123: Marriage.
124: Purity, Pollution, and Meals.
125: Visiting and Hospitality.
126: Literature And Drama.
127: Bardic Literature in India.
128: English Literature in India.
129: Hindi Literature.
130: Indian Drama.
131: Jnanpith Award and Sahitya Akademi Award.
132: Literature in Indian Regional Languages.
133: Mahabharata and Ramayana.
134: Persian Literature in India.
135: Sanskrit Literature.
136: Tagore, Rabindranath (1861–1941).
137: Vedic Literature.
138: Art and Architecture.
139: Chandigarh and Planned Cities.
140: Colonial Architecture in India.
141: Harappan Art and Architecture.
142: Hindu Temple Architecture.
143: Indo-Islamic Architecture.
144: Mughal and Rajput Painting.
145: New Delhi.
146: Music and Dance.
147: Classical Dance.
148: Classical Music.
149: Contemporary and Bollywood Dance.
150: Devotional Music.
151: Folk Music and Dances.
152: Musical Instruments.
153: Popular Music.
154: Food.
155: Christian Foodways.
156: Cooking Techniques and Equipment.
157: Diet and Health.
158: Eating Out.
159: Feasts, Fasts, and Festivals.
160: Food and Ingredients.
161: Hindu Foodways.
162: Jain Foodways.
163: Meals.
164: Muslim Foodways.
165: Parsi Foodways.
166: Sikh Foodways.
167: Spices.
168: Tribal (Adivasi) Foodways.
169: Leisure And Sports.
170: Alcohol and Narcotics.
171: Children’s Games.
172: Cricket.
173: Football (Soccer).
174: Hockey.
175: Nightlife.
176: Vacations.
177: Wrestling.
178: Media and Popular Culture.
179: Alternative and Community Media.
180: Bollywood and the Hindi Film Industry.
181: Cinema Audiences.
182: The Internet and Social Media.
183: News Regulation and Censorship.
184: Popular Music Cultures.
185: Religion, Politics, and Visual Culture.
Appendix A: A Day in the Life.
A Day in the Life of a Farmer.
A Day in the Life of a Hotel Trainee.