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Cover for Interpreting the sacred in dark tourism.

This chapter looks at social constructions of pilgrimage and dark tourism sites through examining death-related rituals in the city of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. In doing so, it investigates how tourists engage with and understand sacred spaces through examining ontological, phenomenological...

Author(s)
Nitasha Sharma
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241877)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Conservation and management of plant biodiversity in the eastern Himalayan region with emphasis on soap pod tree (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Gymnocladus assamicus</i>).

This chapter provides a general biodiversity profile of northeast India and specific details for management of G. assamicus, highlighting both short-term and long-term goals. A conservation through cultivation approach may become successful in the case of G. assamicus for its brilliant autumn...

Author(s)
Choudhury, B. I.; Khan, M. L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391988)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biofortified pearl millet cultivars offer potential solution to tackle malnutrition in India.

This chapter focuses on plant breeding, phenotyping, and cultivar development for the biofortification of pearl millet in India. Biofortification is the process of breeding micronutrient traits into staple food crops, which are bioavailable. It has been proven that biofortified crops have a...

Author(s)
Govindaraj, M.; Virk, P. S.; Anand Kanatti; Binu Cherian; Rai, K. N.; Anderson, M. S.; Pfeiffer, W. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240214)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Dill.

Dill (Anethum graveolens) is cultivated worldwide as a fresh or dried herb and for essential oil. Indian dill, formerly classified as Anethum sowa, is a botanical variety of A. graveolens that predominates in India and South-east Asia. Dill is believed to have originated in the eastern...

Author(s)
Passam, H. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240955)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Literary tourism: theories, practice and case studies.

The main aim of this book is to provide a broad view of the issues surrounding literary tourism and to provide a theoretical and practical guide to how literary tourism is evolving and affecting the current Western tourism market. Its scope encompasses a wide array of narratives, ranging from the...

Author(s)
Jenkins, I.; Lund, L. A.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394590)
Type
Book
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Cover for Literary tourism in the Indian sub-continent.

This chapter examines the existing trend of literary tourism and literary places in the cross-country perspective of India and Bangladesh, relating this to some generic suggestions. Based on a case-study viewpoint, this research addresses basic theoretical analysis of the two relevant terms:...

Author(s)
Anukrati Sharma; Hassan, A.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394590)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Parthenium weed: uses and abuses.

There has been a debate about the potential role of utilization in management of parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus). A large volume of published material is available on potential uses of this weed and opportunities for further exploitation. This chapter critically reviews this published...

Author(s)
Nimal Chandrasena; Rao, A. N.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Megacities of developing countries.

More than half of the world's population now lives in urban areas of the developing world. It is predicted that by 2030 there will be 41 megacities in the world and most of these megacities will be located in developing countries. Urban air pollution in most of the megacities (with a population of...

Author(s)
Arti Choudhary; Manisha Gaur; Anuradha Shukla
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393890)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Unraveling India's Malnutrition dilemma - a path toward nutrition-sensitive agriculture.

This chapter makes the case for India to shift to a nutrition-focused agricultural sector that goes beyond staple grain productivity to emphasize the production and consumption of micronutrient-rich foods. The chapter first reviews the nutrition trends in India, characterized by slow progress in...

Author(s)
Prabhu Pingali; Abraham, M.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786399311)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Religion and Islamic tourism destinations.

Drawing upon recent themes within tourism management, this chapter explores interesting and challenging approaches to the management of Islamic tourism destinations. It takes a closer look at some of the intricacies of Islamic tourism and its management but the priority here is to approach...

Author(s)
Suleman, R.; Qayum, B.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394132)
Type
Book chapter

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