By Arnold P. Kaminsky, Roger D. Long Ph.D.

With greater than one billion citizens—almost 18 percentage of the world's population—India is a mirrored image of over 5,000 years of interplay and alternate throughout a large spectrum of cultures and civilizations. India this present day: An Encyclopedia of lifestyles within the Republic describes the expansion and improvement of the state because it completed independence from the British Raj in 1947. The two-volume paintings offers an analytical evaluate of India's transition from fledgling country to the world's greatest democracy and power financial superpower. delivering present facts and viewpoint sponsored through historic context as acceptable, the encyclopedia brings jointly the newest scholarship on India's assorted cultures, societies, religions, political cultures, and social and monetary demanding situations. It covers such matters as international kin, defense, and financial and political advancements, aiding readers comprehend India's humans and have fun with the nation's significance as a political strength and fiscal strength, either locally and globally.

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September 2006 Explosions outside a mosque in the western town of Malegaon, Maharashtra, kill at least 31 people. November 2006 Chinese president Hu Jintao makes the first visit to India by a Chinese president in a decade. S. president George W. S. nuclear reactors and fuel for the first time in 30 years. 2007 Eleventh Five-Year Plan (2007–2012). The Taj Mahal is declared number one among new wonders of the world by voters across the world, generating great enthusiasm and pride in India. February 2007 India and Pakistan sign an agreement aimed at reducing the risk of accidental nuclear war.

The author of two books, The People Betrayed (1980) and My Country, My Life (2008), Advani served as a journalist for nearly a decade as part of the editorial team of Organizer, the news magazine of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh (BJS; “Indian People’s Alliance”), a right-wing political party that was founded in 1951 and was succeeded by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP; founded in 1980). Advani lives in Delhi with his wife and his family. At the age of 14 (1942), as a volunteer for the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a right-wing fundamentalist party founded in 1925, Lal Krishna Advani was introduced to the ideology of Hindutva (Hinduness).

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