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Affinities, India & Korea: Past & Present

Price : $34.75
ISBN # : 9788124606933
Author : Pankaj Mittal, Daisy & Ravi Bhushan
pages: 262
Edition : Hardcover
Volumes : 1
Publisher : D.K. Printworld
Published : 2014

This volume is comprised of the proceedings of an international conference on India Korea Relations: Past and Present , dealing with India's relationship with Korea since ce 48. While Buddhism was the amblical cord of Indian relationship with Korea in the first millennium, the end of Cold War has helped to scale up their relations to a new league. Complimenting their bilateral relationship are the Look East Policy of India and the New Asia Initiative of Korea.

These economic giants of Asia have many things in common to share, give and take in the post-colonial era. The rag to richess story of the miracle on the Han River gives impetus to India's surge in the economic front. From a hermit-kingdom image, Korea now stands tall among the Asian countries with its rapid socio-economic progress and a per capita income of US $ 22,000. Its advancements in education, science and technology, and defence deserve kudos.

The book thus delves deep into all aspects of bilateral relationship commercial, cultural, economic, educational, historic, language and literature, political, science and technology, and trade. Both the countries have experienced drastic economic progress, increase in trade volumes, Korean corporates investing in India vis-...-vis Indian companies in Korea. A target-trading volume of US $ 40 billion by the year 2015 tells a vibrant story. Also, both are committed in making Asia the most happening region.

The book provides a graphic account of all these developments, shedding light on India's low per capita income of US $ 1,219 and suggesting to put her acts together, to lead Asia from the front.



Author Bio: Dr (Mrs) Pankaj Mittal, M.Sc., Ph.D., is Vice-Chancellor, BPS Mahila Vishwavidyalaya, Haryana. Having a wide-ranging experience of over two decades, Dr Mittal is a well-known persona in the realm of Higher Education. An awardee of Fulbright Nehru Seminar Grant for educational administrators, Dr Mittal is a member in many high-powered educational committees and professional bodies. She has presented numerous papers and published a number of articles on higher education and women empowerment in journals of international repute.

Dr Daisy, MA, M.Phil. (ELT), Ph.D. in English, is Associate Professor at BPSM Girls' College under BPS Mahila Vishwavidyalaya, Sonepat, Haryana. She is a bilingual poetess (in English and Hindi). Dr Daisy has published her poems in various anthologies and journals, and has published her own anthology of Hindi poems Aas. She has presented papers in many national and international forums and published twenty articles. She also has five books to her credit including a reference book on Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. She is on the Editorial Board of the peer reviewed international research periodical: Journal of ELT & Poetry.

Dr Ravi Bhushan, MA, Ph.D., teaches English at BPS Mahila Vishwavidyalaya, Sonepat, Haryana. He has presented thirty-five papers in national and international conferences (most of them published) and written four books, including a reference book on William Golding. He is on the Editorial Board of International Journal of English Linguistics, Canada. His areas of interest are ELT, Communication Skills and Orality.

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Monday 04 August, 2014.
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