It was also a time of accelerated history, when every decision--whether considered or arbitrary--had a lasting effect on its vast and diverse populace. In the decades since, India has evolved into a globally prominent nation of enormous promise and achievement, great contradictions and conflict.
In this landmark book, Patrick French, author of the acclaimed bestseller Liberty or Death: India's Journey to Independence and Division, chronicles the epic change. With his superb sense of history and political insight, and an eye for the extraordinary that is as keen as his understanding of the everyday, he builds a compelling narrative of the social and economic revolutions that are transforming India in fundamental ways(less)
4. Beyond song and dance.
5. The festivals: i.
Aoleng Monyu. ii.
Meleingi and Chega-N-Khia. iv.
Tokhu Emong. xv.
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But all bound by a unique identity -- Naga. Although Christianity is the predominant religion here, yet each tribe of Nagaland annually celebrates its respective traditional festival connected one way or the other with sowing, post-sowing or harvesting.
The roots of these festivals go back to the ancient times when isolated villages on unforgiving hill-tops existed as independent city-states and head-hunting others from hostile villages around was order(less)
As areas of specific concern for India, Ray lists population growth, the quality and stock of human resources, access to energy resources, and agrarian reform. But beyond these more immediate concerns his study is concerned with fundamental questions of good governance in India(less)
It is an epic history, peopled by larger-than-life characters, deeply researched and elegantly written, the work of a major scholar at the height of his powe(less)
The book describes how the Constitution was framed, as also how the Nehruvian political and economic agenda and basics of foreign policy were evolved and developed. It dwells on the consolidation of the nation, examining contentious issues like party politics in the Centre and the states, the Punjab problem, and anti-caste politics and untouchability.
This revised edition offers a scathing analysis of the growth of communalism in India and the use of state power in furthering its cause. It also documents the fall of the National Democratic Alliance in the 2004 General Elections, the United Progressive Alliance's subsequent rise to power and the Indo-US Nuclear Deal that(less)
Take A Visual Journey Through India S Diverse Landscapes, From Some Of The World S Highest Mountains To Lush Jungle. Follow India S History From The First Flourishing Of The Indus Valley Civilization To The Present Day.
Find Out What Life Is Like Today Through Photographic Interviews With People From All Walks Of Life. Explore India S Great Culture From Its Religious Traditions To Its Arts, Literature And Unique Heritage.
Plus, Enjoy Photographic Tours Of Its Architecture From Forts And Palaces To Temples And Mosques(less)
Narayana Murthy, who shows us that a society working for the greatest welfare of the greatest number samasta jananam sukhino bhavantu must focus on two simple things: values and good leadership. Drawing on the remarkable Infosys story and the lessons learnt from the two decades of post-reform India, Narayana Murthy lays down the ground rules that must be followed if future generations are to inherit a truly progressive nation(less)
Das shows how India's policies after 1947 condemned the nation to a hobbled economy until 1991, when the government instituted sweeping reforms that paved the way for extraordinary growth. Das traces these developments and tells the stories of the major players from Nehru through today.
As the former CEO of Proctor & Gamble India, Das offers a unique insider's perspective and he deftly interweaves memoir with history, creating a book that is at once vigorously analytical and vividly written. Impassioned, erudite, and eminently readable, India Unbound is a must for anyone interested in the global economy and its future(less)
According to their own origin myth, the Khatris of Gujarat were descended from gods, kings and warrio But by the early twentieth century, the clan had been reduced to eking out a subsistence living as weavers, so Minal's great-grandfather left the ancestral village in British-occupied India for the promise of Fiji. There, the family's rise from backroom tailors to department store moguls transformed its fortune(less)
And yet there is still much more to see of India. In its turbulent history, the country - nearly a continent in itself - has seen mighty kingdoms rise and fall.
World-famous monasteries and enormous stupas came into existence during the reign of Buddhist monarchs; Hindu Kings built temples with extravagant ornamental works dedicated to their numerous gods; Islamic conquerors, the Mogul emperors, for example, erected magnificent mosques as well as burial monuments. It is beyond doubt that the Indian subcontinent is immensely rich in sites of historical and cultural relevance.
This 'old India'has retained its momentum till this day and Hinduism, especially, still exercises great influence on the country's society and culture. The traditions(less)
Ancient India was made up of a myriad of kingdoms with constantly changing boundaries.Culture and religions have flourished over the millennia, and foreign influence has ebbed and flowed.
From the mountainous Afghan frontier to the jungles of Burma - it was famously under foreign rule from the early 1800s until the demise of the British Raj in 1947. With its many languages, cultures and religions, India is highly diverse.
This is also reflected in its federal political system, whereby power is shared between the central government and 28 states(less)
The variety adds colour and vibrancy to the land and its people, and offers a kaleidoscopic panorama of images for the traveller to savour. The mountains in the north, the vast plains and plateaus of central India, the desert land in the west and the long coastline along the peninsula have been the cradle of ancient civilisations and have influenced the course of India's history, making the land fascinating to explore.
The book attempts to capture some of the diverse images and present to the traveller the exotica that is India(less)
Meghnad Desai draws on a wealth of sources to illuminate India's journey to the twenty-first century. Whether it is an examination of British(less)
It spanned more than 23,000 kilometres and 117 constituencies--about one-third of all Lok Sabha constituencies. Fifty-six reporters and photographers were sent out on selected routes to explore different themes and convey the concerns that occupy them(less)
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