“[A] concisely yet informatively narrated and gorgeously colorful pictorial survey…” --Booklist
Just 60 years after winning independence from British rule, India’s economy is booming and the nation is fast becoming a leading global power. With a population of a billion people, India’s society is as varied as its awe-inspiring landscape. Home to a dizzying array of languages, ethnic groups, beliefs, and lifestyles, India can seem overwhelming in its complexity. India takesthe lid off this cultural melting pot, showing how past events have shaped thisdiverse but unified nation, where tradition and modernity successfully coexist.Through stunning photography and insightful text, India offers an eye-opening, thought-provoking, and authoritative visual guide to one of the world’s most exciting and vibrant nations.