Indian Geography in the 21st Century: The Young Geographers Agenda

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This book, primarily a collection of statements on action agenda to be pursued in geography in India, consists of nineteen chapters exclusively authored by the young geographers. It is organised into five parts: Part I provides 'The Contextual Orientation', Part II contemplates on 'Reshaping Geography Education', Part III explores 'Resurrecting Physical Geography', Part IV looks at 'Retrieving Human Geography', and Part V: 'The Summum Bonum' attempts to garland the emerging thoughts. The book seeks to provide a peep into the future Indian Geography and serve professional geographers, researchers, teachers and students alike.

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DR. RAVI S. SINGH, Associate Professor in Geography at Banaras Hindu University (Varanasi, India), has made over fifty academic contributions to reputed international and national journals and research series. His recent publications are Paths of Development in Arunachal Pradesh (2005), Indian Geography: Perspectives, Concerns and Issues (ed. 2009), Indian Geography in the 21st Century: The Young Geographers' Agenda (ed. 2009) and Environment-Development Interface (ed. 2010). His fields of interest are Geographical Thought, Social and Cultural Geography, and Development Geography.

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"The present book is an important contribution towards ... critical questioning ...of the established concepts and practices in terms of theory and methods... the highlight of the book..., is a refreshing break from some of the past writings in the discipline". -Prof. Saraswati Raju, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India "... This book presents a radiant path for realisation and action, illustrated with various ways and forms of current practices in contemporary geography". -Prof. Rana P.B. Singh, Banaras Hindu University, India "... I hope that this book will begin a reflexive engagement with geography, without which we cannot set the agenda for the future of the discipline". -Dr. Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt, The Australian National University, Canberra "...a timely resource on present geographical practices and potential... essential reading for both students and teachers of geography in India". -Dr. R.B. Singh, Vice-Chair: IGU Commission on Biogeography & Biodiversity, Secretary General: NAGI, and Member: IUGG-IGU National Committee, INSA "The volume...provides ample scope for a balanced approach towards issues that plague the future existence of geography in India...attempting a critical assessment of the state of Indian geography". -Dr. M. Satish Kumar, Queen's University, Belfast

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