Countries Of The World by David
This illustrated account of India and its people is part of the Countries of the World series which is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to different countries of the world. The books highlight distinctive features of each country and so enable children to compare and contrast their lives with those of children from other lands and cultures. Some of the social, economic and environmental issues facing each country are also discussed. In this book, the author looks at India. He outlines the history of the country and describes its diverse religions and languages, the wildlife and the terrain. The contrasts between the rich and the poor and between city and country life are highlighted and there are chapters on the education system, government, farming, industry, the arts, architecture and Indian cuisine. David Cumming also examines religious, cultural and political conflicts and concludes with a look at the future of India. The author has also written Pakistan in the same series.