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Historical, Cultural, Eco-Tourism in South India: Emerging Trends

Y. Vaikuntham (Editor)
Synopsis Presently India is giving strong boost to the development of Tourism. It is emerging as world’s largest and fastest growing industry. State governments are also taking new initiatives for the promotion of tourism by making their states “Destination states cum-transit hub”. This book is tracing the historical, cultural and eco-potential of tourism in India in general and South India in particular. India with oldest civilization is becoming a potential country for the promotion of tourism. The book is an outcome of the three day national seminar on Tourism. The twenty eight articles published in this are research based covering historical and cultural back drop, religious and secular monuments and articulating the necessity of encouraging and integrating these monuments with ecological and environmental centers as clusters to promote tourism. A number of suggestions for the promotion of tourism have been discussed. The book throw light on the emerging tourism scenario, government and private initiatives, understanding and development of true potential and growth engine for tourism promotion. India is a sleeping giant and needs a gigantic leap and be the engine for economic growth and development. The book debates about the need for paradigm shift to adopt tourism strategies and emerging trends in promotion of historical, cultural and eco-tourism in India.
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About the author

Y. Vaikuntham

Yallampalli Vaikuntham is a Professor of History and Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Osmania University, Hyderabad. He was a former Vice-Chancellor of Kakatiya University, Warangal. He has specialized in socio-economic and political History of Modern India with special reference to Andhra Pradesh, and south India. He has published 10 books which include Education and Social Change in South India: Andhra 1880-1920, (New Era Publications, Madras, 1982) and State, Economy and Social Transformation, Hyderabad State (1724-1948), (Manohar, 2002), People Movement in the Princely States, Manohar, New Delhi, 2004, Studies in Socio-Cultural and Political History: Modern Andhra (2004), Studies in Socio-Economic and Political History: Hyderabad State (2004). He is presently working on “History of Natural Resource Management in Hyderabad States: Telangana: 1724-1948”. His research papers have been published in reputed journals like Journal of Indian History, Osmania Journal of Social Sciences, Osmania Journal off Historical Research, Proceedings of Indian History Congress, South Indian History Congress and Andhra Pradesh History Congress. His papers have been published in the Proceedings International Conferences on Historical and Cultural Relations between France and India XVII-XX Centuries, The French Revolution and the Colonial South India, in the volume on Bicentenary of French Revolution, both from University De La Re Union, France. He was a General Secretary (1986-89, 1994-98) and President of South Indian History Congress (1998). He visited foreign countries like England, America, Re-union, France, Germany, Malta, Japan, Singapore, Mauritius and Nepal. He served as a member UGC Subjects Committee; Member, Indian Council of Historical Research; Member UGC visiting teams of VII, VIII and IX Plans. He was on the Board of several universities of India.

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Bibliographic information

Title Historical, Cultural, Eco-Tourism in South India: Emerging Trends
Author Y. Vaikuntham
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8190192833
length xx+266p., Tables; Plates; References; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.
Subjects History