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Historical dictionary of India

Author: Surjit Mansingh
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2006.
Series: Historical dictionaries of Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East, 58.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Dictionaries
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Mansingh, Surjit, 1937-
Historical dictionary of India.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2006
(DLC) 2005030343
(OCoLC)62110001
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Surjit Mansingh
ISBN: 9780810865020 0810865025 9780810847705 0810847701
OCLC Number: 265011255
Description: 1 online resource (xliii, 833 pages) : maps
Contents: HISTORICAL DICTIONARY OF INDIA; Contents; Editor's Foreword; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations and Acronyms; Maps; Chronology; Introduction; THE DICTIONARY; Appendix A Chief Executives of British India; Appendix B Heads of State of Independent India; Appendix C Prime Ministers of India; Appendix D Chief Justices of India; Appendix E Chief Election Commissioners of India; Appendix F Population of India by State, Gender, and Location, 2001; Appendix G Population of India by State and Religious Affiliation, 2001; Appendix H India's Political Parties. Appendix I India's Major Economic Reforms 1991-2004Appendix J India's Foreign Trade; Glossary; Bibliography; About the Author.
Series Title: Historical dictionaries of Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East, 58.
Responsibility: Surjit Mansingh.

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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 Dictiona.

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