Author: Gita MehtaPublisher: MinervaYear: 1997Language: EnglishPages: 224ISBN/UPC (if available): 0749394765
Now, as never before, the world wants to know what contemporary India is all about. This work is a key to modern India, wherein the author gives a loving but unflinching assessment of India today: entertaining, informative, and wholly personal. India is the land of contradiction. It is the world's largest democracy - but it still practices the caste system. It is home to the world's largest film industry, and to the world's oldest religions. It is an ancient civilization celebrating fifty years as a modern nation.