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World Civilizations and India

G.R. Madan (Author)
Synopsis The book World Civilizations and India deals in brief with some of the Ancient Civilizations in Africa, Western Asia and America, the classical civilizations of Europe, i.e., Greek and Rome, Byzantine Civilization of Eastern Rome, and Islam and Moslem Civilization, Ancient Indian Civilization and Chinese Civilization in South-East Asia.  Modern Civilization of Europe is discussed in two phases, i.e., before Industrial Revolution and after. Russian Civilization is discussed in two phases, i.e., before and after World War II. There have been many changes after World War II. These have been discussed under United Nations and its Role in World Peace and Prosperity, Civilization of Japan and South-East Asia, Europe after World War II, Middle East after World War II, Civilization of Latin America and Africa, Civilization of China (Later Phase), Civilization of USA and Indian Civilization (Medieval and modern), India after independence and India and her neighbours. In the last chapter it is stated that tension continues between USA and European Union on the one side and Russia and China on the other, India and Pakistan, Middle East and Revolutions in Latin America and Africa. India's role in the World Civilizations has been one of tolerance, forbearance and compassion, through its two main religions Hinduism and Buddhism and continues even now, though it has some weaknesses of its own.
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About the author

G.R. Madan

Dr. G. R. Madan, M.A. (Econ.), M.A. (Socio.), Dip. In Com., LL.B., Ph.D. (born 1923), had a good academic career. He worked in a research project “Socio-economic Survey of Lucknow City” sponsored by the Research Programmes Committee of the Planning Commission, under Dr. Radhakamal Mukerjee, Director, J.L. Institute of Sociology and Human Relation, Lucknow University, between 1954 and 1956. From 1956 onwards he taught in the Department of Sociology and Social Work, Lucknow University till his retirement from the university service in 1984. During 1966-67 he was Post doctoral fellow at the Social Science Research Centre, Mississippi State University (U.S.A.) as well as a Fulbright Visiting Lecturer. He worked there with Dr. Harold F. Kaufman in the field of Rural Sociology. During 1970-71 he went to England under the British Council Commonwealth University Interchange Scheme and worked with Professor S.L. Anderski, at the University of Reading. His work Western Sociologists on Indian Society has been published by the International Library of Sociology, London. In 1973, he was invited to deliver some special lectures on “Social Disorganization and Social Reconstruction in India” at the Karnataka University, Dharwar, and 1976 on “Community Development in India (Some Recent Trends)” at the Bangalore University. He has published several book and articles on India’s social and economic problems. He is associated with a number of social welfare voluntary organizations. Currently he is Visiting Professor of Sociology, Maharaja Surajmal Institute, Janakpuri, New Delhi.

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Title World Civilizations and India
Author G.R. Madan
Format Hardcover
Date published: 03.10.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Radha Publications
Language: English
isbn 8174874941
length xvi+518p., maps.
Subjects History