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3rd Edition

The Territories and States of India 2016

ISBN 9781857438123
Published March 8, 2016 by Routledge
450 Pages

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Book Description

This invaluable collection of information provides an in-depth guide to the regional dimension of the politics and economy of this vast and complex country. Incomparable in its coverage, which includes a detailed chronology for India as a whole, a bibliography, contact details for leading officials, and an historical account and economic survey for each of the twenty-nine states and seven territories, it supplies the reader with a more complete understanding of India as a whole.

Table of Contents

Part One—Introduction

  • Two introductory essays examining the political evolution of the federation and contemporary issues in relations between the states and the central Government
  • A comprehensive chronology covering major events from throughout India’s history
  • Major economic and demographic statistics of the territorial units, including useful comparative data
  • Information about the structure and organization of the national Government in India

Part Two—Surveys

This section provides a wealth of information on each of the 29 states and 7 territories. Each chapter includes:

  • A map, plus geographical details: location, physical description, climate and population
  • An account of the history of the territory, followed by a description of the current political situation
  • An economic survey, including statistics such as net state domestic product and details of, for instance, infrastructure, agriculture, industry and tourism
  • A short directory of essential names and addresses of leading officials

Part Three—A select bibliography of books

Part Four—Indexes

Territories and states are listed alphabetically (together with a gazetteer of alternative or historical names).

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