Another addition to a series now numbering twenty in which concise profiles of successive countries present the current picture of what is happening and how people live. There is no attempt to fictionize the material. It is clear, vivid, and various facets are given,- economic, cultural, historical- so that the end result is a rounded picture. Good supplementary reading for social studies, this makes geography more alive for today's children. One questions whether it is the sort of material nine and ten year olds would seek spontaneously, but if assigned the subject matter, here is a well grounded portrait of India, with its multitudinous peoples, religions, ways of life, with the modern impinging on the traditional, with new ways giving an ancient people another chance. Durably bound.