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Author R.K. Saxena
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  • Language : English
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More Information about International Finance: Theory and Policy, 10th ed.

  • R.K. Saxena
  • 9789353222123
  • English
  • Prabhat Prakashan
  • Ist
  • 2019
  • 600
  • Soft Cover

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CONTENTS

Preface —Pgs. xiii

Indian History —Pgs. 1

Ancient India —Pgs. 3

Sources of Ancient Indian History —Pgs. 3

Literary Sources —Pgs. 3

Archaeological Sources —Pgs. 6

Coin Types —Pgs. 8

Culture and Civilisation —Pgs. 9

The Stone Age: An Introduction —Pgs. 10

Indus Valley Civilisation —Pgs. 11

Vedic Culture (1500 BC-600 BC) —Pgs. 14

Later Vedic Period (1000 BC-600 BC) —Pgs. 19

Mahajanapada Period  (600 BC-325 BC) —Pgs. 21

Magadha Empire —Pgs. 21

Haryanaka Dynasty  (544 BC-412 BC) —Pgs. 22

Shishunaga Dynasty (413 BC-344 BC) —Pgs. 22

Nanda Dynasty (344 BC-323 BC) —Pgs. 22

Foreign Invasions —Pgs. 23

Religious Movements  (600 BC-400 BC) —Pgs. 23

Maurya Period (322 BC-185 BC) —Pgs. 28

Post-Maurya/Pre-Gupta Period (185 BC-319 AD) —Pgs. 32

Kanva Dynasty (73 BC-28 BC) —Pgs. 32

Satavahana Dynasty (60 BC-225 AD) —Pgs. 32

The Cheti Dynasty of Kalinga —Pgs. 33

Foreign Successors  of Mauryas —Pgs. 33

Gupta Period (319 AD-540 AD) —Pgs. 34

The Hunas (500 AD-530 AD) —Pgs. 36

Vakatakas (3rd Century AD-5th Century AD) —Pgs. 36

Post-Gupta Period/Vardhana Dynasty (550 AD-647 AD) —Pgs. 38

States of the Deccan and South India —Pgs. 39

Sangam Age —Pgs. 41

Religious Development —Pgs. 43

Medieval India —Pgs. 45

The Rajputs —Pgs. 45

Delhi Sultanate (1206 AD-1526 AD) —Pgs. 45

The Slave Dynasty  (1206 AD-1290 AD) —Pgs. 46

The Khilji Dynasty (1290 AD-1320 AD) —Pgs. 47

The Tughlaq Dynasty (1320 AD-1414 AD) —Pgs. 48

The Sayyid Dynasty  (1414 AD-1450 AD) —Pgs. 49

The Lodhi Dynasty (1451 AD-1526 AD) —Pgs. 50

Provincial Kingdoms —Pgs. 52

Vijayanagar and Other Kingdoms —Pgs. 52

Bahamani Kingdom —Pgs. 54

Religious Movements in  the 15th-16th Centuries —Pgs. 55

Mughal Period (1526 AD-1540 AD and 1555 AD-1857 AD) —Pgs. 58

Later Mughals —Pgs. 62

Maratha State (1674 AD-1720 AD) and Maratha Confederate (1720 AD-1818 AD) —Pgs. 65

The Peshwas (1713 AD-1880 AD) —Pgs. 66

The Advent of Europeans —Pgs. 67

Modern India —Pgs. 70

Expansion of British Power —Pgs. 70

Anglo-Mysore Wars —Pgs. 71

Anglo-Burmese War —Pgs. 72

The Carnatic Wars —Pgs. 72

Anglo-Maratha Wars —Pgs. 72

Economic Impact of British Rule —Pgs. 73

Land Revenue Systems —Pgs. 73

Indian Renaissance —Pgs. 74

The Revolt of 1857 AD —Pgs. 76

Indian National Movement —Pgs. 77

The Partition of Bengal (1905) and Boycott and Swadeshi Movement (1905 AD-1908 AD) —Pgs. 78

The Gandhian Era  (1917 AD-1947 AD) —Pgs. 81

Main Events During  the Gandhian Era —Pgs. 82

Growth of Modern Education in India —Pgs. 89

Important Foreign Travellers/Envoys —Pgs. 90

Important Sayings —Pgs. 90

Governor-Generals and Viceroys —Pgs. 96

Governor-Generals of India —Pgs. 97

Governor Generals of Free India (1947 AD-1950 AD) —Pgs. 99

Important National Leaders —Pgs. 99

Art and Culture —Pgs. 103

Art and Culture of India —Pgs. 105

Religion in India —Pgs. 105

Indian Literature and Languages —Pgs. 105

Literature of India —Pgs. 106

Indian Architecture —Pgs. 109

The Schools of Art —Pgs. 110

Temple Architecture of India —Pgs. 111

Cave Architecture of India —Pgs. 112

Rajput Architecture —Pgs. 113

Delhi Style of Architecture —Pgs. 113

Provincial Style of Architecture —Pgs. 114

Mughal Style of Architecture —Pgs. 115

Post-Mughal Style of Architecture —Pgs. 116

Colonial Architecture —Pgs. 116

Paintings of India —Pgs. 117

Classical Dance of India —Pgs. 118

List of Indian Musical Instruments —Pgs. 120

Music —Pgs. 122

Puppetry —Pgs. 125

Important Places in India —Pgs. 127

World History —Pgs. 129

Ancient World —Pgs. 131

Medieval world (500 AD-1500 AD) —Pgs. 133

Modern world  (1500 AD Onwards) —Pgs. 134

Geography —Pgs. 139

World Geography —Pgs. 141

Universe —Pgs. 141

Evolution of Universe —Pgs. 141

Stars —Pgs. 141

Evolutionary stages  of a star —Pgs. 142

The Solar System —Pgs. 142

Origin of Solar System —Pgs. 142

Members of the Solar System —Pgs. 142

The Earth —Pgs. 147

Internal Structure of the Earth —Pgs. 150

Rocks —Pgs. 152

Earthquakes —Pgs. 153

Volcanic Eruptions —Pgs. 153

Landforms —Pgs. 155

Mountains —Pgs. 155

Plateaus —Pgs. 155

Plains —Pgs. 156

Atmosphere —Pgs. 157

Structure of the Atmosphere —Pgs. 157

Weather and Climate —Pgs. 158

Winds —Pgs. 159

Primary Wind Movements (Permanent Winds) —Pgs. 160

Secondary Wind Movements —Pgs. 160

Tertiary Wind Movement  (Local Winds) —Pgs. 161

Clouds —Pgs. 161

Climate —Pgs. 162

Forests —Pgs. 163

Hydrosphere —Pgs. 163

Relief of the Ocean Basin —Pgs. 164

Continents of the World —Pgs. 167

Some Important Facts —Pgs. 170

Indian Geography —Pgs. 175

The Indian Subcontinent —Pgs. 175

Physical Features —Pgs. 176

Himalayas —Pgs. 176

Hill Ranges of the Peninsula —Pgs. 178

The Coastal Plains —Pgs. 179

The Island Groups —Pgs. 179

Drainage system of India —Pgs. 180

Climate of India —Pgs. 182

Climatic Regions of India —Pgs. 183

Soil —Pgs. 184

Agriculture in India —Pgs. 185

Types of Farming —Pgs. 186

Green Revolution —Pgs. 187

Impact of Green Revolution —Pgs. 187

Mineral Resources of India —Pgs. 187

National Highways —Pgs. 188

States of India  —Pgs. 200

Glossary of Geographical Terms —Pgs. 201

Environment and Ecology —Pgs. 205

Environment —Pgs. 207

Ecology —Pgs. 208

Biodiversity —Pgs. 209

NTCA —Pgs. 210

Project Elephant —Pgs. 210

Zones —Pgs. 211

Pollution —Pgs. 211

Critically Endangered Animal Species of India —Pgs. 216

Indian Polity and Constitution —Pgs. 219

Constitution —Pgs. 221

Evolution OF Indian Constitution —Pgs. 221

Administrative and Legislative Reforms Before 1857 —Pgs. 221

Administrative and Legislative Reforms After 1857 —Pgs. 222

Constituent Assembly and Making of the Constitution —Pgs. 224

Important Articles of the Constitution —Pgs. 227

Schedules of the Indian Constitution —Pgs. 230

Important Cases of the Constitution —Pgs. 231

Some Special Features of the Indian Constitution —Pgs. 231

Federal and Unitary Features of the Indian Union —Pgs. 232

Lapse of Paramountcy —Pgs. 232

Integration and Merger of Indian States —Pgs. 232

Evolution of States and Union Territories —Pgs. 233

The Preamble —Pgs. 233

Reorganization of States —Pgs. 234

Timeline of States and Union Territories —Pgs. 234

Citizenship —Pgs. 234

Fundamental Rights —Pgs. 235

The Writs —Pgs. 237

Fundamental Duties —Pgs. 239

Procedure for Amending The Constitution —Pgs. 240

Executive of the Union —Pgs. 240

Powers of President —Pgs. 242

The Prime Minister and the Union Council of Ministers —Pgs. 245

The Parliament of India —Pgs. 247

Executive of the States: the Governor —Pgs. 254

Chief Minister’s (CM) Appointment —Pgs. 256

Special Position of Jammu  and Kashmir —Pgs. 260

Panchayats —Pgs. 260

Municipalities —Pgs. 262

The Supreme Court —Pgs. 262

The High Court —Pgs. 265

Inter-State Council —Pgs. 267

Finance Commission —Pgs. 267

National Development Council (NDC) —Pgs. 268

National Integration Council —Pgs. 268

Inter-State Relations —Pgs. 268

Emergency Provisions —Pgs. 269

Public Service Commissions —Pgs. 270

Election —Pgs. 270

Delimitation Commission  of India —Pgs. 271

The Official Languages —Pgs. 271

National Symbols —Pgs. 272

Constitutional Amendments —Pgs. 273

Some important Amendments of the Constitution —Pgs. 274

Glossary of Constitutional Terms —Pgs. 277

Indian Economy —Pgs. 281

Characteristics of Indian Economy —Pgs. 283

Agriculture and Land Development —Pgs. 283

National Income —Pgs. 286

Economic Planning —Pgs. 288

Types of Planning —Pgs. 290

Niti Aayog —Pgs. 291

Unemployment —Pgs. 293

Some Important Development and Employment Programmes —Pgs. 294

Trade and Commerce —Pgs. 301

New Economic Policy —Pgs. 302

Indian financial system —Pgs. 303

The Indian Capital Market —Pgs. 303

Indian Fiscal System —Pgs. 305

Banking in India —Pgs. 307

Tax System —Pgs. 310

Industry —Pgs. 311

Large Scale Industries —Pgs. 314

Foreign Direct Investment —Pgs. 315

Foreign Trade —Pgs. 316

Demography —Pgs. 319

Miscellaneous Facts —Pgs. 319

Science —Pgs. 333

Physics —Pgs. 335

Unit —Pgs. 335

Kinematics —Pgs. 335

Motion —Pgs. 336

Friction —Pgs. 338

Work, Energy and Power —Pgs. 338

Gravitation —Pgs. 339

Satellite —Pgs. 340

General Properties of Matter —Pgs. 341

Pressure —Pgs. 342

Floatation —Pgs. 342

Surface Tension —Pgs. 343

Capillarity —Pgs. 343

Density —Pgs. 344

Viscosity —Pgs. 344

Wave —Pgs. 345

Important Terms —Pgs. 346

Sound Wave —Pgs. 346

Heat —Pgs. 348

Relation between temperatures on different scales —Pgs. 348

Some Practical Applications of Thermal Expansion —Pgs. 349

Transmission of Heat —Pgs. 349

Latent Heat or Heat of Transformation —Pgs. 350

Thermodynamics —Pgs. 351

Light —Pgs. 351

Human Eye —Pgs. 356

Electricity —Pgs. 357

Electrochemical Cell —Pgs. 358

Magnetism —Pgs. 359

Atomic and Nuclear Physics —Pgs. 360

Electronics —Pgs. 362

Nanotechnology —Pgs. 363

CHEMISTRY —Pgs. 371

States of Matter —Pgs. 371

Elements —Pgs. 371

Compounds —Pgs. 372

Mixtures —Pgs. 372

Separation of mixtures —Pgs. 372

Atomic Structure —Pgs. 374

Radioactivity —Pgs. 376

Periodic Classification of Elements —Pgs. 377

Chemical Bonding —Pgs. 378

Acids, Bases and Salts —Pgs. 380

Electrolysis —Pgs. 383

Faraday’s Laws of Electrolysis —Pgs. 383

Carbon and its Compounds —Pgs. 384

Hydrocarbons —Pgs. 384

Plastics —Pgs. 385

Uses of Some Important Organic Compounds —Pgs. 385

Fuels —Pgs. 386

Metallurgy —Pgs. 387

Compounds of Metals and  Non-Metals and Their Uses —Pgs. 388

Important Facts About Some Metals —Pgs. 389

Non-Metal —Pgs. 390

Common Facts —Pgs. 391

Air, water and their Pollution —Pgs. 391

Smog —Pgs. 392

Man-made substance —Pgs. 393

Glass —Pgs. 393

Soaps —Pgs. 393

BIOLOGY —Pgs. 395

Classification of Organisms —Pgs. 395

Study of Cell —Pgs. 395

Genetics —Pgs. 399

Sex Determination in Human —Pgs. 399

Organic Evolution —Pgs. 400

Botany —Pgs. 401

Plants —Pgs. 401

Phanerogams or Floral Plant —Pgs. 401

Plant Morphology —Pgs. 402

Plant Tissue —Pgs. 403

Photosynthesis —Pgs. 403

Plant Hormones —Pgs. 404

Plant Diseases —Pgs. 404

Nitrogen cycle —Pgs. 404

Population and Biotic Community —Pgs. 404

ZOOLOGY —Pgs. 406

Classification of Animal Kingdom —Pgs. 406

Some Main Groups of Phylum Chordata —Pgs. 407

Human Blood —Pgs. 408

System of the Human Body —Pgs. 410

Circulatory System —Pgs. 412

Excretory System —Pgs. 413

Excretory Products —Pgs. 413

Central Nervous System —Pgs. 413

Peripheral Nervous System —Pgs. 414

Skeletal System —Pgs. 414

Muscular System —Pgs. 415

Reproductive System —Pgs. 417

Gonads —Pgs. 417

Respiratory System —Pgs. 418

Sense Organs —Pgs. 418

Nutrients —Pgs. 419

Diseases —Pgs. 421

Biotechnology —Pgs. 422

Science and Technology —Pgs. 427

Indian Space Research Organisation —Pgs. 429

Information Technology —Pgs. 449

Computers —Pgs. 449

Classification of Computers —Pgs. 450

Central Processing Unit (CPU) —Pgs. 452

Memory Unit (MU) —Pgs. 453

Input/Output —Pgs. 453

Computer Languages —Pgs. 454

World Panorama —Pgs. 457

United Nations —Pgs. 459

Important Lines and Boundaries —Pgs. 471

Indian Panorama —Pgs. 483

National Insignia —Pgs. 485

Defence Research in India —Pgs. 495

India’s Missile Programme —Pgs. 499

UNESCO World Heritage Sites of India —Pgs. 504

Famous Tourist Places in India —Pgs. 505

Important National and International Days  and Dates —Pgs. 507

Books and Authors —Pgs. 511

Alphabetical Listing of Books —Pgs. 513

Awards and Honours —Pgs. 533

International Awards —Pgs. 535

International Beauty Contest —Pgs. 537

India’s International Awards —Pgs. 537

National Awards —Pgs. 537

Other National Awards —Pgs. 537

Gallantry Awards —Pgs. 537

Literary and Cultural Awards in India —Pgs. 538

Science Awards —Pgs. 538

Sports Awards —Pgs. 539

Games and Sports —Pgs. 541

Olympic Games —Pgs. 543

Commonwealth Games —Pgs. 544

ASIAN Games —Pgs. 545

SAF Games —Pgs. 545

Cricket —Pgs. 546

Women’s Cricket World Cup —Pgs. 546

ICC Twenty-20 Cricket World Cup —Pgs. 546

ICC Twenty-20 Women’s Cricket World Cup —Pgs. 546

Football —Pgs. 546

Hockey —Pgs. 547

Volleyball —Pgs. 548

Table Tennis —Pgs. 548

Basketball —Pgs. 548

Badminton —Pgs. 548

Lawn Tennis —Pgs. 548

Sports Terms —Pgs. 549

Cups and Trophies Associated With Sports —Pgs. 550

Abbreviations —Pgs. 553

Abbreviations of Associations —Pgs. 555

Industries and Companies Abbreviations —Pgs. 556

Health and Medical Abbreviations —Pgs. 557

Foreign Base Abbreviations —Pgs. 557

Banking and Business Abbreviations —Pgs. 559

Abbreviations of Defence —Pgs. 562

Educational Abbreviations —Pgs. 562

Infrastructure in Universities and Higher Educational Institutions Abbreviations —Pgs. 563

General Abbreviations —Pgs. 563

Official Abbreviations —Pgs. 566

Political Abbreviations —Pgs. 568

Postal Telegraphic Abbreviations —Pgs. 569

Scientific Abbreviations —Pgs. 569

Resource Management Abbreviations —Pgs. 574

Railway Abbreviations —Pgs. 576

Sports Abbreviations —Pgs. 577

Military Abbreviations —Pgs. 580

The Author

R.K. Saxena

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