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An Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Indian Geography

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Item Code: AZE968
Author: Various Authors
Language: ENGLISH
Edition: 2006
ISBN: 9788174872913
Pages: 352
Other Details 9.00x6.00 inch
Weight 530 gm

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About the Book
Geography is the scientific study of the earth's surface-physical features, divisions, climate, products, population etc. It is a very broad subject and has close affinity with a number of disciplines such as geology, geophysics and geopolitics. The geographical factors have played an important role in the evolution of human race as well as nations.

The scope of Indian geography is as wide that of India itself. An humble attempt has n made in the present volume to capsule ne basic information about Indian geography. The volume deals with certain vital aspects of Indian geography and is divided into five sections:

(1) Land and the People; (2) Drainage System; (3) Land Forms; (4) States and Union Territories; and (5) Miscellaneous. Section one, presented in a continuing manner, serves as a background to the following four sections which contain relevant entries in an alphabetical order. The entries cover a wide spectrum including a variety of topics such as bays, capes, climate, coasts, deserts, doabs, environmental issues, fauna, flora, forests, geographical structure, ghats, glaciers, gulfs, harbours, hills, islands, lakes, mountains, natural resources, oceans, passes, peaks, peninsulas, physical features, plains, plateau, pollution, population, ranges, ranns, regions, research projects and institutions, rivers, seas, steppes, straits, uplands, valleys, wet lands and wildlife.

About the Authors
A.N. Kapoor After obtaining M.A, D.Phil. in English from Allahabad University, Dr. Kapoor taught English at Agra and Delhi Universities for over four decades and has edited, compiled and authored more than hundred titles including reference books, encyclopedias and language dictionaries. His dictionary of geographical terms published in 1955 was the first work of its kind in Hindi.

His comprehensive English-Hindi Dictionary stands as the crowning work of the four decade long effort. The lexicon is considered a work of tremendous relevance for the entire gamut of bilingual activity, being undertaken in the country as almost all levels of our social system, educational institutions and government departments.

V.P. Gupta: A former Professor at Delhi University, Chief Editor, Macmillan India and Deputy Director, Institute of Constitutional and Parliamentary Studies. V.P. Gupta is presently Secretary, Radha Kamal Mukerji Memorial Society. While he has been engaged in teaching, research and publishing activity for the last four decades, he has of late been concentrating on a study of Indian Freedom Movement, its ideas, events, personalities and forces which have laid the foundations of contemporary India along with all its triumphs and tragedies."

Mohini Gupta: A constant collaborator in the intellectual pursuits of her husband V.P. Gupta she is co-author in a number of his publications including an Encyclopedia of History and Culture of Punjab, and biographical studies of Raja Ramous Roy, Swami Dayanand Saraswati, Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Lala Lajpat Rai, Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. A two volume study of India since independence critically examines the triumphs and tragedies of Indian people during the last fifty five years. These books brought out in both the languages English and Hindi-have been widely acclaimed as the harbinger of awareness about the ideals: of our freedom struggle.

Geography the scientific study the earth's surface, physical features, divisions, climate, products, is usually divided the sections physical geography, biogeography human geography. While physical deals with landforms and climates, biogeography conditions that distribution animals plants. Human geography the distribution activities of people on earth.

Geography very broad subject and has to a number disciplines as geology, geophysics geopolitics. happens be the science of the earth, its origin, composition, and history. Geophysics branch of geology physics study the earth's surface, interior and atmosphere. also include winds, weather, tides, earthquakes volcanoes their effects. Geopolitics conceives geographical location an important determinant political identity, political thought political It sees nations as organizations struggling each other for the occupancy space. The term Lebensraum (space living) an important the Nazi rhetoric conquest. Geography played an important role of nations has much to do with the stage their development in of their economic growth, national temper and foreign affairs.

India itself. is not possible to capsule entire geographical information about India one short volume. However, humble attempt the present volume, Encyclopedic Dictionary Indian Geography which constitutes eighth the ongoing series "Encyclopedic Dictionary Indian History and Culture". The deals certain aspects India's is divided into sections: Land and People; Drainage System; (3) Land Forms; (4) States and Union Territories; and Miscellaneous.

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