The Territories and States of India
This invaluable collection of information provides an in-depth guide to the regional dimension of the politics and economy of this vast and complex ... Show synopsis This invaluable collection of information provides an in-depth guide to the regional dimension of the politics and economy of this vast and complex country. Incomparable in its coverage, it supplies the reader with a more complete understanding of India as a whole. Part One: Introduction An informative essay on the political development of India; The Centre and the States: Evolution of a Union * a chronology of the country, with particular emphasis on regional issues * statistics of major demographic and economic indicators, including comparative data * information about the structure and organization of the national government in India. Part Two: Territorial Surveys Providing a wealth of information on each of the twenty-eight states and seven territories, each chapter includes: * details of geography * an account of the current and historical political situation * an economic survey, including key statistics and details of infrastructure, agriculture, industry and tourism * a directory of leading officials.