About the Book
The present edition of this provides updated information of the world’s second most populous and fastest-growing nation. In this edition, authors have presented comprehensive vision of development in 21st century India in thirteen chapters. The introductory outline is described in the first chapter. Geography and Demographic features have been described in second chapter, however third chapter deals with Economic Structure, Planning and Development. Transformation of Indian agricultural approach and methodology with development of new technology is examined in fourth chapter and process of social transformation and modernization is described in fifth chapter. Sixth chapter provides analytical study of nature and motivation of government policy and political culture. Transformation of foreign policy in changing global scenario has been discussed in seventh chapter, however eighth chapter deal with national security system. Policy and promotion of tourism has been described in chapter nine and tenth chapter describes view and vision of scientific and technological development in India. Language, ethnicity and regionalism is discussed in eleventh chapter, however religious conflict and understanding has been described in twelfth chapter. Historical development since the beginning of civilization is incorporated in last chapter of this volume. The new edition gives a complete vision of present scenario and future prospects of emerging India.
About the Author
Dr. A. P. Thakur is a noted scholar and teacher of sociology of Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University, Faizabad. A keen researcher, Dr. Thakur has presented several research papers in the national and international seminars. He is also associated with social awareness and rural employment programmes. He took his M.A. degree in sociology and Ph.D. in social welfare form same university. The author has several research papers and articles published in national and international journals. He has special interest in India’s social problems.
Dr. Sunil Pandey is an eminent scholar of history. He took his M.A. and Ph.D. from from T.M. Bhagalpur University, Bhagalpur. Dr. Pandey has several research papers published in journals of national and international reputes. He is also associated with social awareness and rural development programmes. The author is keenly interested in India’s social and cultural problems like caste, language and religion and its impact on emerging India.