India

Author: Stanley A. Wolpert

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520246966

Category: History

Page: 273

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"To all of us who delightedly and sometimes repetitively call ourselves Old India hands, Stanley Wolpert is the acknowledged authority. This book tells why. Indian history, art, culture, and contemporary politics are here in accurate, wide-ranging, and lucid prose."--John Kenneth Galbraith PRAISE FOR THE PREVIOUS EDITION: "Wolpert understands India.... Fluent, wide-ranging and often wise, this volume is a useful addition to a shelf of books on India."--Shashi Tharoor, Washington Post Book World "A superb distillation of a lifetime's learning by UCLA's great historian of India. Refreshingly concrete and detailed, [and] vibrantly written, Wolpert's overview repeatedly succeeds at explaining a culture that gave us little things like the decimal system, chess, cotton cloth, meditation, and two religions called Buddhism and Hinduism."--Philadelphia Inquirer "If one were to read a single book about India in a lifetime, this should be it."--Library Journal

Continental India

Travelling Sketches and Historical Recollections [1822-1835] Illustrating the Antiquity, Religion and Manners of the Hindoos, the Extent of British Conquests, and the Progress of Missionary Operations

Author: James William Massie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: India

Page: N.A

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India

Development and Participation

Author: Jean Drèze,Amartya Sen

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199257492

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

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This book explores the role of public action in eliminating deprivation and expanding human freedoms in India. The analysis is based on a broad and integrated view of development, which focuses on well-being and freedom rather than the standard indicators of economic growth. The authors place human agency at the centre of stage, and stress the complementary roles of different institutions (economic, social, and political) in enhancing effective freedoms. In comparative international perspective, the Indian economy has done reasonably well in the period following the economic reforms initiated in the early nineties. However, relatively high aggregate economic growth coexists with the persistence of endemic deprivation and deep social failures. Jean Dreze and Amartya Sen relate this imbalance to the continued neglect, in the post-reform period, of public involvement in crucial fields such as basic education, health care, social security, environmental protection, gender equity, and civil rights, and also to the imposition of new burdens such as the accelerated expansion of military expenditure. Further, the authors link these distortions of public priorities with deep-seated inequalities of social influence and political power. The book discusses the possibility of addressing these biases through more active democratic practice.

India

Author: Steve Brace

Publisher: Rigby Interactive Library

ISBN: 9781575728933

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Describes the history, geography, population, economic development, natural resources, and future of India.

India

Author: Josiah Conder

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: India

Page: N.A

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India

Author: Peter Roop,Connie Roop

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780431087429

Category: India

Page: 32

View: 1987

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Explores countries through the features that make up their individuality and character, including weather, food, schools and celebrations.

Modern India

A Sketch of the System of Civil Government. To which is Prefixed Some Account of the Natives and Native Institutions

Author: George Campbell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: India

Page: 560

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India

Perspectives on Equitable Development

Author: S. Mahendra Dev,N. Chandrasekhara Rao

Publisher: Academic Foundation

ISBN: 9788171886852

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 615

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Revised version of papers presented at the CESS silver jubilee seminar held at Hyderabad in January 2006.

Dance Dialects of India

Author: Ragini Devi

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 9788120806740

Category: History

Page: 234

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"India, dance, Shrimati Ragini Devi, Indian classical dance, dance-drama, Kathakali."

India

The Land

Author: Bobbie Kalman

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780778792857

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Describes the variety of India's land and people, its cities and villages, agriculture, industry and transportation, the problems of development, and its animal life.

Queering India

Same-sex Love and Eroticism in Indian Culture and Society

Author: Ruth Vanita

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415929509

Category: History

Page: 252

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Queering India is the first book to provide an understanding of same-sex love and eroticism in Indian culture and society. The essays focus on pre-colonial, colonial, and post-colonial gay and lesbian life in India to provide a comprehensive look at a much neglected topic. The topics are wide-ranging, considering film, literature, popular culture, historical and religious texts, law and other aspects of life in India. Specifically, the essays cover such issues as Deepa Mehta's recent and controversial film, Fire, which focused on lesbian relationships in India; the Indian penal code which outlaws homosexual acts; a case of same-sex love and murder in colonial India; homophobic fiction and homoerotic advertising in current day India; and lesbian subtext in Hindu scripture. All of the essays are original to the collection. Queering India promises to change the way we understand India as well as gay and lesbian life and sexuality around the world.