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Modern India : A Very Short Introduction - Craig Jeffrey

Modern India

A Very Short Introduction

Paperback Published: 19th February 2018
ISBN: 9780198769347
Number Of Pages: 144

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India is widely recognized as a new global powerhouse. It has become one of the world's emerging powers, rivaling China in terms of global influence. Yet people still know relatively little about the economic, social, political, and cultural changes unfolding in India today. To what extent are people benefiting from the economic boom? Does caste still exist in India? How is India's culture industry responding to technological change? And what of India's rapidly changing role internationally?

This Very Short Introduction looks at the exciting world of change in contemporary India. Craig Jeffrey provides a compelling account of the recent history of the nation, investigating the contradictions that are plaguing modern India and the manner in which people, especially young people, are actively remaking the country in the twenty first century. One thing is clear: India is a country that is going to become increasingly important for the world over the coming decades.

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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a short and serious account of present-day India * Indian Link *
A remarkable achievement, to provide such an inclusive introduction to a diverse, vast, and ancient country so concisely. * Sir Mark Tully *

Introduction 1: History of India 1800-1947 2: History of India 1947-present 3: Social Revolution 4: Youth References Further Reading Index

ISBN: 9780198769347
ISBN-10: 0198769342
Series: Very Short Introductions
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 19th February 2018
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.78 x 10.8  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.12

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