Historical Dictionary of India

Historical Dictionary of India

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The Republic of India is the second most populous, the seventh largest by geographical area, and has the fourth largest economy in terms of purchasing power parity in the world. While it has always been an important country, it has often been neglected. Of late, however, there has been much talk of the 'new' India, one with greater economic dynamism, a more active foreign policy, and the emergence of a huge middle class. With over a hundred new cross-referenced dictionary entries-the majority of which pertain to the last decade-and updating others, the second edition of the Historical Dictionary of India illustrates the rapidly evolving situation without neglecting the country's ancient past. The chronology has been brought up to date, the introduction expanded, and the bibliography includes numerous new titles.The kumbha mela held every 12 years at the sangam draws more than ten million pilgrims to bathe at the confluence of rivers there. ... several plays, and many essays, letters, and editorials establish him as a major figure in modern Indian literature. He was ... beyond the village as he matured, but he never lost touch with the real world of human and social problems. Premchand wrote both in Urdu and in Hindi, transcending the communal controversy over the two scripts (for the spokenanbsp;...

Title:Historical Dictionary of India
Author: Surjit Mansingh
Publisher:Scarecrow Press - 2006-05-09

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