ABOUT THE BOOK:
Political geography studies the spatial differences and similarities, which are political in character. It describes political phenomena in their association with other features of the earh's surface, such as landforms, climate, water bodies and economic activities, or social matters, which help man in organising the space for political purposes. The present study attempts a politico geographical appraisal of physical and cultural landscape of a fascinating region lying on the Central Highlands of India. It aims to explore the impact of geography on the geopolitical evolution and structure and the resultant political behaviour of the erstwhile Indore State, which merged with the Indian Union in 1948. The observational and survey research methods have been adopted in conducting this study. The functional and morphologic approaches have been blended together to analyse the spatial relationship of an erst while political unit. This book will be of interest of students and scholars in Geography, Political science, Political History and others interested in the Central Indian affairs.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Dr. Ravindra Pratap Singh (b. 1940) is Reader and Head of the Earth Sciences Department, Manipur University, Imphal. He took his Ph.D. in Political Geography from Vikram University after doing M.A. in Geography from Allahabad University. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, London and is the Honorary Secretary of the Indian Institute of Public Administration, Manipur Branch. He is closely associated with the Indian Science Congress Association, Indian Council of Geographers, National Association of Geographers, India (NAGI) and Manipur Geographical Society. Dr. Singh has published a number of papers in academic journals besides his two books- Electoral Politics in Manipur: A Spation-Temporal Study and Geography of Manipur.