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India: The Rise of an Asian Giant

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With growing economic might, new political influence, and changing social dynamics, India has emerged as a major world power in the twenty-first century. This book charts the important features of Indiaand#8217;s development since its independence in 1947, assessing those forces that have contributed to the nationand#8217;s growth as well as those that have impeded it. Through the lens of Indiaand#8217;s past,

Dietmar Rothermund offers a new perspective on India today and a fascinating look into the nationand#8217;s future.

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The author explores the diverse roots of Indiaand#8217;s economic robustness, from agriculture to the export boom. He looks closely at the countryand#8217;s democratic system, nuclear decisions, and alliance with the U.S. against terror. In his review of social changes, Rothermund discusses the institution of caste, the rise of a new middle class, the persistence of poverty, the media and Bollywood, and the significance of the global diaspora of twenty million Indians. In sum, he offers an impressive profile of India, an Asian giant whose role in the worldand#8217;s future will surely be unique and important.

About the Author

Dietmar Rothermund is professor emeritus of South Asian history, University of Heidelberg, Germany. He is author of many works on Asian history, including A History of India (with H. Kulke), now in its fourth edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300113099
Subtitle:
The Rise of an Asian Giant
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Author:
Rothermund, Dietmar
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
Asia - India & South Asia
Subject:
Economic Conditions
Subject:
Asia - India
Subject:
India Politics and government.
Subject:
India - Economic conditions - 21st century
Subject:
World History - India
Subject:
India
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20080610
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 b/w illus.
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 1.45 lb

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