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Contemporary India

Author: Rekha Datta
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018. ©2018
Series: Basics (Taylor & Francis)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contemporary India: The Basics provides readers with a clear and accessible guide through the richness, diversity and complexity of twenty-first century India. It explores the reality of the country's cultural diversity which creates both harmony and tension. Covering issues the country faces both domestically and on the global stage, this book analyzes the political, social, cultural and economic landscape of India  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rekha Datta
ISBN: 9780415841559 0415841550 9780415841566 0415841569
OCLC Number: 1010542255
Description: xv, 207 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Discovering India --
India's 'argumentative' culture: democratic institutions and the party system --
"A million mutinies": state-society relations in India --
India's economy 'unbound': from state control to liberalization --
"Mother of a hundred sons" no more: the changing status of women --
Is India still 'an emerging power'? An overview of foreign relations --
Toward 'a better world': impact of India's soft power.
Series Title: Basics (Taylor & Francis)
Responsibility: Rekha Datta.

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Contemporary India: The Basics provides readers with a clear and accessible guide through the richness, diversity and complexity of twenty-first century India. It explores the reality of the country's cultural diversity which creates both harmony and tension. Covering issues the country faces both domestically and on the global stage, this book analyzes the political, social, cultural and economic landscape of India and investigates how the future might look for India. --Publisher

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