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These six unique guides produced by the Department of Defense provide comprehensive information about all aspects of life in India, with a special emphasis on geography, history, the economy, society, security and military matters, religion, traditions, urban and rural life, ethnic groups, crime, the environment, government, holidays, gender issues and much more.
Chapter 1: Geography * Introduction * Geographic Divisions * Northern Mountains * The Great Plains * The Central Highlands * The Peninsular Plateaus * The East Coast * The West Coast * The Island Chains * Climate * The Monsoon * Major Rivers * Ganges (Ganga) River * Indus River * Yamuna River * Godavari River * Krishna River * Major Cities * Delhi/New Delhi * Mumbai (Bombay) * Kolkata (Calcutta) * Chennai (Madras) * Bengaluru (Bangalore) * Environmental Concerns * Atmospheric Pollution * Water Pollution * Land Degradation * Biodiversity * Natural Hazards * Chapter 1: Assessments * Chapter 2: History * Introduction * Early History * The Indus Valley Civilization * The Aryans * The Mauryan Empire * The Gupta Empire * Muslim Rule * The Colonial Era * The Rise of European Powers in India * British Expansion * Rebellion * Protests and Resistance * Amritsar and Further Protests * The Growing Hindu-Muslim Divide * Partition and Independence * Modern History * The Nehru Years * The 1965 India-Pakistan War * Indira Gandhi: The Early Years of Power * Emergency Rule and Its Aftermath * The 1980s: A Turbulent Decade * The Emergence of the Bharatiya Janata Party * BJP Ascendancy * The New Congress Party Coalition * Recent Events * Chapter 2: Assessments * Chapter 3: Economy * Introduction * The Legacy of Government Controls * Standard of Living * Telecommunications * The Service Sector and Global Outsourcing * Industry and Manufacturing * Agriculture * Banking * Trade * Energy and Natural Resources * Tourism * Transportation * Railroads * Highways * Ports * Airports * Chapter 3: Assessments * Chapter 4: Society * Introduction * Ethnic Groups and Languages * Religion * Hinduism * Islam * Sikhism * Christianity * Buddhism * Jainism * Traditional Dress * Gender Issues * Cuisine * Kashmir * Punjab * Delhi * Gujarat * South India * The Arts * Music * Visual Arts * Dance * Architecture * Film * Folklore * Sports * Chapter 4: Assessments * Chapter 5: Security * Introduction * Security Issues * Military and Police Structure * U.S.-India Relations * A Strategic Realignment * Nuclear and Space Partnerships * Looking Ahead * Relations with Neighboring Countries * Pakistan * China * Bangladesh * Burma * Nepal * Bhutan * Sri Lanka * Terrorist Groups * Secessionists * Kashmir-Focused * Maoists
CHAPTER 1 * PROFILE * Introduction * Geography * Area * Geographic Divisions * Kachchh * The Kathiawar Peninsula * Mainland Gujarat * Climate * Bodies of Water * Major Cities * Ahmadabad * Mumbai * Surat * Vadodara * Rajkot * History * Prehistory and the Indus Valley Civilization * From the Ancient to Medieval Era * Muslim Rule * The Rise of Colonial Powers in India * British India * Independence and the Formation of Gujarat State * Economic Growth and Natural Disaster * Hindu-Muslim Conflict * Economy * Agriculture * Industry * Infrastructure * Government * Ethnic and Tribal Communities * Languages * CHAPTER 2 * RELIGION * Introduction * Major Religions * Hinduism * Islam * Jainism * The Role of Religion in Government * Influence of Religion on Daily Life * Influence of Religion on Gender Roles and Relations * Sites of Worship and Devotion * Behavior in Sacred Locations * Religious Events and Holidays * Hinduism * Islam * Jainism