208 pages | 34 B/W Illus.
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. The book addresses key questions such as:
Featuring maps, discussion questions and suggestions for further reading, this is the ideal introduction to India for those who are new to the study of this most fascinating and complex of countries.
2. Discovering India
3. India’s "Argumentative" Culture
4. "A Million Mutinies": State-Society Relations in India
5. India’s Economy "Unbound": From State Control to Liberalization
6. "Mother of a Hundred Sons" No More: The Changing Status of Women
7. Is India Still an "Emerging Power"? An Overview of Foreign Relations
8. Toward a "Better World"? Impact of India’s Soft Power
The Basics is a highly successful series of accessible guidebooks which provide an overview of the fundamental principles of a subject area in a jargon-free and undaunting format.
Intended for students approaching a subject for the first time, the books both introduce the essentials of a subject and provide an ideal springboard for further study. With over 50 titles spanning subjects from Artificial Intelligence to Women’s Studies, The Basics are an ideal starting point for students seeking to understand a subject area.
Each text comes with recommendations for further study and gradually introduces the complexities and nuances within a subject.