The Encyclopædia Britannica Guide To IndiaBook - 2009
With over a billion people, 21st-century India stands on the verge of being one of the world's newest superpowers. In the sixty years since its independence, it has transformed into a modern nation with limitless resources--yet it is also a nation of extremes. India embodies 15 official languages, over 166millionmobile phone users, and an economy that spans from traditional village farming to the cutting edge of new technology. From the snowy mountains of the Himalayas to the tropical waters of Kerala, India is the sixth most popular tourist destination in the world!