Author: Carol E HendersonPublisher: Greenwood PressYear: 2004Language: EnglishPages: 210ISBN/UPC (if available): 0313305137
India and Indian ways of life in the new century are presented in this fresh and comprehensive overview. The one billion people populating this vast country represent hundreds of social groups and speak more than 100 different languages. Henderson provides expert insight into a cross-section of society, including:A Guide to pronunciationLand, People and HistoryReligion World ViewArt and LiteratureLandscape and ArchitectureFood and DressWomen, Marriage, and FamilyFestivals and Leisure ActivitiesMusic and DanceSocial Customs and LifestylesThe volume focuses primarily on contemporary India, yet Henderson's narrative incorporates the culture's progression from the earliest civilization to the nuclear weapons debate. Numerous photos, a chronology, and a glossary complement the narrative.
IllustrationsSeries ForewordAcknowledgmentsGuide to PronunciationChronologyLand, People, and HistoryReligionWorld ViewArt and LiteratureLandscape and ArchitectureFood and DressWomen, Marriage, and FamilyFestivals and Leisure ActivitiesMusic and DanceSocial Customs and LifestylesGlossaryIndex