About the Book:
Tourism is a socio-economic phenomenon comprising of activities and experiences
of tourists and visitors away from their home environment, serviced by the travel
and tourism industry and host destinations. Tourism serves to identify the visitor
as a person who satisfies their needs during the travel and stay outside their
residence by consuming tourism goods.
For some time, the need for a comprehensive book on tourism and related aspects
in Indian context was being felt. This gap appears to have been filled up by
launch of this book by not only delving upon the subject in detail but also
by touching upon the subtle topics in a nuanced manner that makes it reading
lively and gripping. Right from the very basics about what tourism comprises
of to the issues and challenges confronting it, the topics have been dealt very
succinctly. In the course of this, different organizations associated with this
industry along with tourism specialties at different geographical locations
have been deftly described. Continuing with the momentum, a vivid account of
architecture, geography, history, handicrafts, and fairs & festivals finds
mention which gives the reader a glimpse of rich Indian culture and traditions.
With plethora of information on the subject, the book is posited to enthuse
travelers and bibliographers alike.
About the Author:
Dr. J. C. Dua (1944-2015) was a well known figure in the field of tourism and
history. He had acted as Principal of NBGSM College, (M. D. University), Sohna
(Haryana) apart from being Associate Professor in Dyal Singh Evening College,
University of Delhi.
Dr. Dua had extensively contributed on both Tourism and History of South India
and Punjab. He was conferred Gold Medal by the Government of Bulgaria in 1983.
In 1989, he also acted as Programme Co-ordinator for the Orientation Programme
(History) conducted by the Centre for Professional Development in Higher Education,
University of Delhi, Delhi. In 1995, he was invited to deliver the prestigious
Dr. Kalaignar Thiru M. Karunanidhi Endowment Lectures, Madras University, Madras.
Dr. Dua was awarded Saropa by the Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (2002) recognizing
the contributions on the history of the Sikhs.
A part from contributing a large number of research papers in both tourism and
history at the national and international seminars, Dr. Dua has several books
to his credit. He is also one of the Editors for the Collected Works of Professor
B. R. Grover.
Madhulika Bhargava (b.1988- ) is among youngest, zesty authors of today’s
world. Born to a family of teaching professionals, she has now more than 6 years
of teaching experience. Her first research paper at National Seminar “Linking
Human Resource with Business Strategies” on the topic Work Stress and
Globalisation was highly appreciated and awarded as most special presentation
by the Chairperson and other jury members. Presently, she is working as an Assistant
Professor in the Department of Commerce, Dyal Singh Evening College, University