By Surjit Mansingh

Whereas development a latest economic system and a democratic, secular society, India has inherited a wealthy civilization with an unprecedented variety of ethnic, linguistic and spiritual teams going again many millions of years. The ancient Dictionary is a r

Show description

Read Online or Download Historical Dictionary of India (Historical Dictionaries of Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East) PDF

Best india books

India: A Million Mutinies Now

A brand new York instances impressive Book

Nobel laureate V. S. Naipaul’s impassioned and prescient travelogue of his trips via his ancestral fatherland, with a brand new preface by means of the author.
Arising out of Naipaul’s lifelong obsession and fervour for a rustic that's right away his and completely alien, India: 1000000 Mutinies Now relates the tales of the various humans he met touring there greater than fifty years in the past. He explores how they've been instructed through the innumerable frictions found in Indian society—the contradictions and compromises of spiritual religion, the whim and chaos of random political forces. This e-book represents Naipaul’s final be aware on his place of birth, complementing his different India travelogues, a space of Darkness and India: A Wounded Civilization.

Imagining India: The Idea of a Renewed Nation

A visionary examine the evolution and way forward for India through a preeminent company leader

India's contemporary financial boom—similar in scope to that of the USA throughout the early Nineteen Nineties or Europe's throughout the 1970s—has caused great social, political, and cultural switch. the result's a rustic that, whereas coping with magnificent financial development, has additionally started to totally inhabit its function at the international political level. during this far-ranging examine the primary rules that experience formed this younger country, Infosys cofounder Nandan Nilekani bargains a definitive and unique interpretation of the country's earlier, current, and future.

India's destiny rests on greater than easily fiscal development; it additionally relies on reform and innovation in all sectors of public existence. Imagining India lines the efforts of the country's prior and current leaders as they paintings to strengthen new frameworks that go well with India's particular features and demanding situations. Imagining India charts the tips which are the most important to India's present infrastructure revolution and quest for common literacy, urbanization, and unification; maps the ideological battlegrounds of caste, greater schooling, and exertions reform; and argues that just a safeguard web of rules from social protection to public health and wellbeing to the surroundings can go beyond political agendas and defend India's financial future.

As a cofounder of Infosys, an international chief in details expertise, Nandan Nilekani has actively participated within the company's upward thrust within the final fifteen years. In Imagining India, he makes use of the worldwide adventure and knowing he has received at Infosys as a springboard from which to debate the way forward for India and its position as a world citizen and rising monetary giant.

a desirable window into the way forward for India, Imagining India engages with the vital rules and demanding situations that face the rustic from inside and as part of the worldwide financial system and charts a brand new future of a kingdom that has proved itself to be younger, impatient, and vitally conscious.

Handbook of the Birds of India and Pakistan: Stone Curlews to Owls

This enormous ten-volume sequence, the 1st quantity of which was once released in 1996, is the main accomplished and trustworthy reference paintings at the birds of the Indian subcontinent. A completely revised moment variation with new plates, textual content revisions, and the addition of recent subspecies, it contains information regarding long-range migration and taxonomic adjustments, in addition to existence historical past info, money owed of habit, ecology, and distribution and migration files.

Telegraphic Imperialism: Crisis and Panic in the Indian Empire, c. 1830

The 1st digital communique community remodeled language, distance, and time. This ebook researches the telegraph approach of the British Indian Empire, c. 1850 to 1920, exploring the most major transnational phenomena of the imperial international, and the hyperlink among communique, Empire, and social swap.

Additional resources for Historical Dictionary of India (Historical Dictionaries of Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East)

Example text

Sheikh Abdullah dies. 1983 Nonaligned Summit in New Delhi. Agitation in Punjab. Nellie massacre in Assam. Sarkaria Commission reviews center-state relations. 1984 Rakesh Sharma first Indian in space. ” June: Security forces enter Golden Temple, Amritsar, in Operation Blue Star. October 31: Indira Gandhi assassinated. Rajiv Gandhi appointed prime minister. Anti-Sikh riots in Delhi and elsewhere. Poisonous gas from Union Carbide plant in Bhopal kills thousands. December: General election gives Congress (I) massive victory.

CHRONOLOGY • xxxv 1945 British Labour Government announces intention of granting early independence to India. 1946 Mutiny in Royal Indian Navy. British Cabinet Mission in India. Elections to Constituent Assembly. Muslim League campaigns for Pakistan. Communal riots. Interim government; Jawaharlal Nehru vicepresident. 1947 Lord Mountbatten appointed viceroy. Announces plan to partition India. Widespread communal riots. Independent India 1947 August 15 and 14: India and Pakistan independent. Raiders from Pakistan attack Jammu and Kashmir; state accedes to India.

1739 Nadir Shah of Persia sacks Delhi. 1740–1760 Power struggles in Bengal and south India among princes and European trading companies. xxxii • CHRONOLOGY 1757 Battle of Plassey. Robert Clive defeats Nawab of Bengal. 1761 Third battle of Panipat. Ahmad Shah Abdali defeats Marathas. Rise and Consolidation of British Power in India 1764–1765 Battle of Baxar. East India Company awarded dewani (right to collect land revenue) in Bengal, Bihar, and Orissa by Mughal Emperor Shah Alam II. 1767–1799 Four Anglo-Mysore Wars; East India Company expands control in southern and eastern India.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.02 of 5 – based on 49 votes