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India and the Indian ways of life in the new century are
freshly and comprehensively overviewed in this volume. This one-stop
resource enables students and other interested readers to begin to
understand the vast country with its population of one billion people,
representing hundreds of social groups with more than 100 languages
spoken. Henderson provides expert insight into a cross-section of
society. The caste system, Hinduism, the sari, women's roles, and a
dazzling array of festivals are just some of the facets of the culture
and customs explained.
Although the volume primarily
focuses on contemporary India, Henderson's knowledgeable narrative
incorporates the progression of culture from the earliest civilization
to the nuclear weapons debate. There is no other general, in-depth,
up-to-date reference that provides the coverage on the land, people, and
history; religion; world view; art and literature; landscape and
architecture; food and dress; women, marriage, and family; festivals and
leisure activities; music and dance; and social customs and lifestyles.
Numerous photos, a chronology, and glossary complement the
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