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All About India (This Is India Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Dr. Saneesh Cherian , Dr. Johnson C. Philip
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Book Description

India has always fascinated people. It continues to attract people even today and because of that India attracts millions of tourists every year. This book given an overview of India that will help everyone -- those who try to know about India, and those who plan to visit India. Numerous full-colour illustrations makes it a lively experience reading this eBook.

Consider the following things:
*** Ships of King Solomon used to visit India to buy precious stones, apes, spices, and aromatic plants and gums.
*** India was a land that flowed with milk and honey because of the abundant natural resources it had for selling to merchants who came from all over.
*** India produced some of the largest precious stones found anywhere in the world.
*** India was looted by invaders for almost 2000 years, yet today it continues to have one of the largest hoardings of gold, silver, and precious stones.
*** Within half a century of Independence, India has become a world power and will become a super-power in another 25 years.
*** There are 25 major languages, 1000+ minor languages and dialects, over 1000 totally diverse, cultures, yet India is one nation.
*** There is no nation in the world which can do without contributions from Indians in education, science, technology, work-force, and defence.

Thus India is a country to reckon with. Everyone should know about this great nation. This book offers a concise introduction to India, to be read in one or two sittings. Numerous full-color pictures enhance the value of the book.

Once you go this overview, you can get more in-depth information from out Kindle series known as "This Is India".


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  • File Size: 744 KB
  • Print Length: 36 pages
  • Publisher: Philip Communications; 25th edition (February 13, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BFT5DVG
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #170,008 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Something's Missing February 27, 2013
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The book is well written and a good overview of India, but like some of the other reviewers, I thought that it fell short in a number of areas. I've been to India three times and like many Western visitors, I developed a 'love-hate' relationship with the country - although the relationship is more about love than hate. Most travellers to India are lured to the country's fantastic monuments, breath taking landscape and pathways to spirituality. We are fascinated with India's ancient and multifaceted culture as well as charmed by India's hospitality. However, travelling in India is hard going and can test even the most seasoned traveller to their limits. Why is this? Why is travelling in India so challenging? Can the authors shed any light on this phenomenon? While the book portrays the country in a positive light, widespread problems such as poverty, pollution and over population are not examined. The title "This is India" suggests that the book would give some insight into why things happen in India the way that they do and why things are the way they are - but I think the book fails to do this. Maybe it is just the title that's a misnomer.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Reads Like a Jr. High Book Report March 3, 2013
By 4Nbahu
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Having Lived in India for many years I thought I would look for a nice little book that I could send friends and family. While this one has some nice photographs courtesy of wikimedia, according to the copyright page, they are small and a bit blah.

As this volume was a general introduction, I was not expecting a detailed history, but it would have been nice to have more human stories during the history section. It seemed more like a list of eras than a grand history.

Statements such as this without any example leave the reader left hanging.

"The assimilation has in turn produced many regional variations i.e., what's common at one place is rare at the other, and what is accepted at one place is forbidden in another."

The descriptions of the festivals and holidays were lackluster and lacked any fun details. Nor were there any photographs to show the types of celebrations that do happen. i.e. no Republic Day Parade Photo, Holi, or Rakhi.

The description of Indian food was disappointing as Indian food has a wide variety and is influenced by so many things. In the south coconut is heavily used. In the north mustard oil, seeds and leaves can be found. Coastal areas have much more fish than inland areas.

Overall I found this "General Knowledge Book", to be lacking in specifics, lacking in illustrations and lacking in excitement. This book would not entice me to read more.

If you just need to read general facts this book is fine. However, if you wish to be enticed this is a bit sterile for my liking.

ETA it was brought to my attention that there are other accepted spellings of Diwali, I can say that I have seen Deepawali, however, I have never seen Deevali.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Concise June 9, 2013
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The author knows and explains well. The good pictures help to have a good idea. Easy reading. And a nice title.
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4.0 out of 5 stars India Tidbits May 21, 2013
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This book provides interesting facts about India. The authors potray India as the fascinating place it is, though I would say this book is more suitable for someone wanting the tidbits. Something more detailed should be used as a travel guide. Good, easy read nonetheless.
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4.0 out of 5 stars All about India February 25, 2013
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A very enjoyable read. Some very interesting fact s .about the
country. Not enough about your culture and friendly nature and the best region to visit.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A nationalist monograph March 31, 2013
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This is a short survey of India from history through modern times. It is better considered as an opinion piece than history. The authors have a committed view that all foreign involvements have been exploitive, and that India is on the way to becoming a world superpower, but every other country is out to prevent this.
There are other less polemical histories of India more suitable for the affectionate and interested visitor.
John Keah's book, "India,A History" is a much longer, but more informative read. The blue guides combine a "what to go and see", with a good short overview of India history.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good quick overview June 26, 2014
By wee cut
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Nice for a quick lesson. Not too in-depth for heavy reading. A good resource for new travelers to the country of India
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I am a Writer-Publisher based in India. Most of the books here have been written by me. A few of them have been authored by my American and European friends.

I have been a student, researcher and communicator all my life. Physics is my first love and in 1991 I was awarded the PhD in Quantum-nuclear Physics. It was based upon my work on the quark-structure of protons and neutrons.

However, my life took me to theology before I could complete my research in Physics. Thus I was awarded the ThD in Christian Apologetics in 1984 based upon my work on Bible and Modern Science.

I then got interested in Alternative Medicines and was awarded the DSc in 2003 based upon my dissertation on the Empirical Foundations of Alternative Medicine. In 2004 I was awarded DNYS, a degree in Indian Naturopathy.

Archeology has always interested me and soon I added numismatics to it and after several years of work my dissertation on Middle Eastern Archeology and Numismatics brought me the degree of PhD in that field.

They say it is time for me to stop. So my formal studies came to an end at the age of 58 (2012), but I continue to be a student. I love knowledge. I also love to share it and that is the primary reason I decided to post revised versions of most of my books as Kindle eBooks.

So far I have authored more than 100 books in several fields. I have also published more than 10,000 articles in a number of fields. My life is now totally dedicated to communication of ideas.

I love to interact with my readers and you are welcome to contact me at DRJCP@TrinityTheology.org

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