"To all of us who delightedly and sometimes repetitively call ourselves Old India hands, Stanley Wolpert is the acknowledged authority. This book tells why. Indian history, art, culture, and contemporary politics are here in accurate, wide-ranging, and lucid prose."--John Kenneth Galbraith
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This new book represents a complete rewriting by the author of her A History of India, vol. 1. Includes bibliographical references (p. 542-544) and index.
Examines the context, execution and aftermath of partition, integrating the knowledge of political manoeuvres with an understanding of their fundamental social and cultural consequences. This account draws together a body of research to reappraise independence and division and reinforce its catastrophic human cost.
With Globalization, English Has Become An Economic Necessity And Indians Have Realized That They Have The English Advantage Over Many Other Countries Like China And Japan. India Has Shed Its Colonial Complexes Towards English And Has Come To Terms With The Language; Indians Have Separated The English Language From The English. The Story Of English In India Presents Historical Facts In A Socio-Cultural Framework. The Book Is A Must For All Teachers And Students Of English; It Will Be Useful For All Those Interested In The Politics Of Language And Education In India. Key Issues Discussed: - Are We Indebted To The British For Introducing English In India? - What Was The Role Of English During India'S Struggle For Freedom? - Has English United India? - Has English Divided India Into Two - The English Knowing Classes Who Govern And The Non-English Knowing Masses Who Are Governed? - Will English Ever Become An Indian Tongue Spoken In The Great Indian Language Bazaar? - What Will Be The Future Of Major Indian Languages In The Wake Of The English Onslaught? Will It End In Linguistic Imperialism And Cultural Colonialism?
Now revised and updated to encompass developments through the end of the twentieth century, this balanced and highly readable work provides a revealing perspective on India's complex history and society.
The Classical Music Of The India-Pakistan-Bangladesh Subcontinent Is One Of The New Ancient Art Forms Still Widely Practised Today. In Recent Years It Has Been Much Appreciated All Over The World. This Book, Written By Indian Writers, Serves To Deepen That Appreciation To Understanding. It Covers The Philosophy And History Of Indian Music Clearly And Concisely And Relates Its Growth And Development To Social, Cultural, Religious And Political Factors. India S Musical Contacts With The East And West Are Also Discussed And Their Value Assessed. The Technical Chapters Explain The Raga And Tala Systems, The Numerous Instruments From North And South Are Described In Detail With The Help Of Excellent Line Drawings By Eilean Pearcey, And The Glossary Of Terms Illumines The Subject In An Interesting Way. Short Biographies Of Established Musicians, Composers And Musicologists Place On Record Their Various Achievements. Apart From A Selective Bibliography And Discography For The Reader S Guidance There Is Also A List Of Useful Addresses. The Music Of India Will Prove Invaluable To The Student And Specialist Who Requires A Ready Handbook On The Subject. For The General Reader It Contains A Mine Of Information On The Musical Life Of An Entire Subcontinent. Ravi Shankar, In His Foreword, Recommends This Book To All Who Wish To Be Introduced To India S Music, Her Culture And Her Peoples. This Is A Work Of Scholarship; Lively, At Times Even Witty And Never Dull
"India, dance, Shrimati Ragini Devi, Indian classical dance, dance-drama, Kathakali."
Multilingualism in India is a challenging and stimulating study of the nature and structure of multilingualism in the Indian subcontinent. India, with 1652 mother tongues, between two hundred and seven hundred languages belonging to four language families, written in ten major script systems and a host of minor ones represents multilingualism unparalleled in the democratric world. With four thousand castes and communities and equal number of religious faiths and cults, its multilingualism matches its pluriculturalism.