In this comprehensive analysis of India's cultural patterns and processes, the authors address both the diversity and the unity of India's culture, emphasizing the spatial distribution of cultural forms.
Table of Contents
1. The Culture of India in Spatial Perspective: An Introduction 2. The Spatial Variation of Indian literacy 3. The City as Jungle in the Indo-English Novel 4. Urban Environment and Citizen Perception: The Calcutta Experience 5. Ethnic Neighborhoods in Indian Cities: The Paras of Dumka and the Bengali Tola of Bhagalpur 6. Rural House Types and Village Settlement Patterns 7. Caste and Urban House Type in South India: Brahmin Houses in Tamilnadu and Karnataka 8. Indian Dance: Classical Unity and Regional Variation 9. The Geography of Folk Art in India 10. The Architecture and Organization of Kerala Style Hindu Temples 11. Patterns of Religious Diversity 12. Ahimsa, Man and Animals: Aspects of Religion in the Cultural landscape of Western India 13. The Sacred Cow Concept: Its Impact on Other Bovines, Economic Life, and Human Genetics 14. Cultural Patterns and Health and Disease in India 15. Diet and Disease: Some Cultural Aspects of Food Use in India 16. Patterns of Indian Pastoralism 17. Cultural Ecology of Rural Settlements in the Chandigarh Dun Region 18. Decision-Making Groups and Agrarian Spatial Change 19. The Cultural Geography of India in Perspective