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A Window to India

Birthplace of four major religions, home to 1.2 billion people (the world's second largest national population and largest democracy) and enjoying the tenth largest economy, India remains a baffling mix of enlightenment and backwardness. Poverty and illiteracy are matched by high-tech modernity and industrial growth. From computer geeks to holy men, sacred cows to nuclear scientists, India has it all.  more
  Echoes of Tradition
From pilgrimages and temple worship to folk festivals and snake charming, life in India frequently reflects the country's deep and diverse cultural origins. more
  India and the Arts
India's traditions of dance and music are universally appreciated. The country boasts masterpieces of architecture and decoration, and much more. more
  A Developing Society
Since it gained Independence, India's path into the modern world has been far from easy. Urban needs have conflicted with traditional rural expectations and ways of life. more
  Modern Challenges
In the coming century, the competition between developing nations for market share and natural resources will undoubtedly heat up. India may well hold the balance. more
  Experience India
The heat, the sights, the smells, the city's noisy milling crowd, the quiet of a rural hillside, India is a varied tapestry of sensual experience. more

Echoes of Tradition
 Festivals and Fairs
 Folk Culture
 Tradition and Change

India and the Arts
 Visual Arts
 Drama and Film
 Music and Dance
 Folk Arts

A Developing Society
 Foundation of Values
 Moving Forward
 The Difficult Path
 Chainging Rural India

Modern Challenges
 India in a Scientific Age
 India and Global Society

Experience India
 In Good Health

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