The book 'India: Past and Present' is a ready reference book for the India observes. It is a collection of various facts, details and ingredients that this land of wonders in made up of. The book begins with a brief account of the history of India from ancient times to the modern times. It then goes on to deal with various aspects of the country step by step. It gives a comprehensive account of the economy, society and polity of the economy, society and polity of the co9untry. A sizeable portion of the book has been devoted to religion, philosophy and cultures of India, which are the very foundations to the country.
The book, therefore merits the attention of experts in Asia, diplomats and policy makers of developed countries.