India — a land of a billion people; a nation for a billion reasons. India continues to mesmerise and surprise the rest of the world as much as she enchants and bewilders her own people. An ancient civilsiation and a young nation at once, modern India is a thriving democracy, an economic powerhouse, an increasingly assertive global political player and a world leader in science and technology. At the same time, she remains rooted in tradition — her art, culture and literature continue to enrich her mind, body and soul, as also of the rest of humanity. This superbly-crafted book, adorned with rich and spontaneous photographs, unravels the beauty and enigma of India and her people in an unusually simple and uncomplicated manner, thereby providing an overview of what constitutes this great nation.