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India and Pakistan
A General and Regional Geography

ISBN 9781138290723
Published September 4, 2018 by Routledge
914 Pages

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Book Description

This book, first published in 1954 with this revised edition published in 1972, was recognised as the standard work on Indo-Pakistani geography. Part 1 focuses on climate and soils; Part 2 provides a synopsis of the social complexities of the sub-continent; Part 3 examines planning and development; Part 4 is devoted to detailed regional description, both urban and rural.

Table of Contents

Part 1. The Land  1. Structure and Relief  2. Climate  3. Vegetation and Soils  Part 2. The People  4. Population and its Problems  5. The Peoples of the Sub-Continent  6. Historical Outlines  7. Village and Town in India  Part 3. The Economy  8. Agriculture and Agrarian Problems  9. The Industrial Base: Power and Mineral Resources  10. The Evolution of Industry  11. India in the Planning Era  12. Economic Development in Pakistan  Part 4. The Face of the Land  13. The Regions of the Sub-Continent  14. The Himalayas: Kashmir and Karakoram  15. The Himalayas: Central and Eastern  16. The Western Borderlands  17. The Indus Plains  18. The Gangetic Plains  19. The Bengal Delta  20. The Eastern Borderlands: Assam and NEFA  21. The Aravallis and Central India  22. The Western Littoral  23. The Deccan  24. The Eastern Littoral: Orissa and Andhra Desa  25. The Eastern Littoral: Tamilnad  26. Ceylon

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Oskar Hermann Khristian Spate was a geographer best known for his role in strengthening geography as a discipline in Australia and the Pacific. In 1967 he became the director of the Australian National University's Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies (RSPAS). He served in this capacity until his retirement in 1972, when he took up a position in the Department of Pacific History