Cultural Atlas of India

by Gordon Johnson

Facts on File, Incorporated | January 9, 1996 | Hardcover

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Here is a stimulating introduction to the peoples and cultures of the Indian subcontinent, from ancient times to the present day, with special coverage of topics that may be unfamiliar to the Western reader.

Format: Hardcover

Published: January 9, 1996

Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0816030138

ISBN - 13: 9780816030132

Found in: India

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Cultural Atlas of India

by Gordon Johnson

Format: Hardcover

Published: January 9, 1996

Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0816030138

ISBN - 13: 9780816030132

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Here is a stimulating introduction to the peoples and cultures of the Indian subcontinent, from ancient times to the present day, with special coverage of topics that may be unfamiliar to the Western reader.

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About a fifth of humankind live in the countries of the Indian subcontinent - India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka - which are the subject of this atlas. The region has been home to complex human societies from very ancient times. Two of the world's major religions, Hinduism and Buddhism, came into being there, as many Muslims have lived there as in the rest of the world together, and it has sheltered, or given birth to, several important religious minorities. This atlas sets out to provide an introduction to India's rich cultural history, its social and political organization, religions, arts and architecture, literature and science. The themes of the atlas are to show that while the Indian subcontinent is in many ways culturally distinct, at no stage in its history has it been cut off from its neighbors or immune from external influences. This has resulted in great linguistic, ethnic and religious diversity. In their turn, the peoples of the subcontinent have influenced other societies and countries distant from them. While there has been con
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