Historical Dictionary of India

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Scarecrow Press, May 9, 2006 - History - 880 pages
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The Republic of India is the second most populous, the seventh largest by geographical area, and has the fourth largest economy in terms of purchasing power parity in the world. While it has always been an important country, it has often been neglected. Of late, however, there has been much talk of the 'new' India, one with greater economic dynamism, a more active foreign policy, and the emergence of a huge middle class. With over a hundred new cross-referenced dictionary entries-the majority of which pertain to the last decade-and updating others, the second edition of the Historical Dictionary of India illustrates the rapidly evolving situation without neglecting the country's ancient past. The chronology has been brought up to date, the introduction expanded, and the bibliography includes numerous new titles.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
THE DICTIONARY
35
Appendix A Chief Executives of British India
695
Appendix B Heads of State of Independent India
697
Appendix C Prime Ministers of India
699
Appendix D Chief Justices of India
701
Appendix E Chief Election Commissioners of India
703
Appendix F Population of India by State Gender and Location 2001
705
Appendix G Population of India by State and Religious Affiliation 2001
709
Appendix H Indias Political Parties
713
Appendix I Indias Major Economic Reforms 19912004
717
Appendix J Indias Foreign Trade
725
Glossary
731
Bibliography
739
About the Author
833
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Surjit Mansingh recently retired as professor of International Politics at the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and teaches part-time at the American University.

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