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A short history of India : from the earliest civilisations and myriad kingdoms, to today's economic powerhouse / Gordon Kerr.

Kerr, Gordon, (author.).
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New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle 954 KERR (Text) 39231033435773 Adult Non-fiction Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781843449225
  • ISBN: 1843449226
  • Physical Description: 192 pages ; 20 cm.
  • Publisher: Harpenden, Herts : Pocket Essentials, 2017.

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General Note:
Maps inside front and back covers.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 184) and index.
Summary, etc.:
The world's largest democracy and second-most populous country, 21st-century India is a dynamic nation with a thrivting economy, made up of a variety of beliefs and peoples united under one flag. Ancient India was home to myriad kingdoms with boundaries that were ever changing while a variety of cultures and religions flourished over the millennia as the influence of foreign invaders and occupiers has come and gone. The country was under foreign rule from the early 1800s until independence in 1947. From the late 1980s, India opened itself to the outside world, encouraging economic reform and foreign investment, and is now courted by the world's leading economic and political powers. It is a major power with a burgeoning middle class, having made substantial strides in areas such as information technology. The availability of a large, skilled workforce makes it a popular choice for international companies looking to outsource work. It has launched a space program and boasts a massive film industry, its "Bollywood" films being amongst the most-watched in the world. Meanwhile, India still has major issues with poverty and illiteracy, and campaigns have been launched to alleviate these problems.
Subject: India > History.

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