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Indian Geography: Perspectives, Concerns and Issues

Ravi S. Singh (Editor)
Synopsis Indian Geography has grown rapidly in the recent past. Quite naturally considerable thinking on it is known to us today. Many of the professional geographers show satisfaction over the trend of growth; however, many more seem to be dissatisfied. All such thought are expressed in different writings scattered in several volumes and journals; some in familiar and others in less familiar academic geographic spaces.

 This book contains articles authored by top geographers and practitioners of geography in India and abroad with their highly acclaimed long and keen interest in Indian Geography. It is an exclusive treatise on geographic thought and covers and authentic full breadth and depth of history, an exhaustive survey of the major works, critical viewpoints, contemporary concerns, public perception and the emerging future trends. The core discussion points, across the articles, cover strong ancient Indian roots, growth of modern geography since the colonial period, creeping weaknesses, contemporary dilemma and also the public image of geography in the country. Focused voices of professional Indian geographers’ three generations are brilliantly expressed in it. Its uniqueness also lies in the fact that it reflects ideas on Indian Geography shared at varied stages during the recent times. Authentic representative articles are the hallmark of this book.

This book is a comprehensive examination of challenges and possible solutions facing the professional Indian Geography, and is essential reading for all practitioners, students, and academics interested in India Geography.
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About the author

Ravi S. Singh

Dr. Ravi S. Singh (b. 1971) has got training in Geography mainly at Banaras Hindu University (Varanasi, UP) and Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi). He took active part in many national and international seminars/conferences. Dr. Ravi has published papers/books reviews in National Geographical Journal of India, annals of NAGI, Gandhian Perspectives, Journal of Geography, North-Eastern Geographer (Guwahati) etc. and also in the research publication series of Gotenberg University (Sweden) and South Asian Institute (Heidelberg, Germany). He has been the founder Head, Dept. of Geography, Rang-Farah Govt. College (Changlang, Arunachal Pradesh) where he served during 1996-2001. He is associated with the New York State Independent Colleges Consortium for study in India, NYSICCSI and the International Research forum, IRF on SAARC (Tokyo, Japan) as a Full Member. He has also been consultant to a major project (Dept. of Culture, GOI) on the Tangsa tribe of Arunachal Pradesh. Main areas of the author’s interest are varied aspects of Development, Social/cultural Geography, Geographic Thought. And Environment. Presently, he is on the faculty of PG Department of Geography, Kisan PG College, Bahraich (UP).

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Bibliographic information

Title Indian Geography: Perspectives, Concerns and Issues
Author Ravi S. Singh
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Rawat Publications
Language: English
isbn 8131602281, 9788131602287
length xvii+414p., Tables; References; Index; 22cm.