Home to the ancient Indus Valley Civilisation and a region of historic trade routes and vast empires, the Indian subcontinent was identified with its commercial and cultural wealth for much of its long history.
Four religions—Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism—originated here, whereas Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam arrived in the 1st millennium CE and also shaped the region's diverse culture.
Following market-based economic reforms in 1991, India became one of the fastest-growing major economies; it is considered a newly industrialised country.However, it continues to face the challenges of poverty, corruption, malnutrition and inadequate public healthcare.A nuclear weapons state and a regional power, it has the third-largest standing army in the world and ranks sixth in military expenditure among nations.Documents left behind at the Collège St-Benoît by the Jesuits at the time of their suppression in 1776 ; inventory drawn up in 1980 by Fr. Archives to be consulted at the Vincentians (Archives de la Congrégation de la Mission [CM]). It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world.
Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the south-west, and the Bay of Bengal on the south-east, it shares land borders with Pakistan to the west; China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the north-east; and Myanmar (Burma) and Bangladesh to the east.
In the Indian Ocean, India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka and the Maldives; in addition, India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands share a maritime border with Thailand and Indonesia.
A comprehensive and searchable database, the Boston College Jesuit Bibliography: The New Sommervogel includes citations of books, book chapters, journal articles, and book reviews encompassing the growing field of Jesuit Studies.
Entries also include abstracts, detailed subject headings, direct links to items available in electronic format where available, and links to World Cat entries which display where specific items may be located.
The Institute's support for Open Access makes the bibliography Inventory of the archives of St-Benoît (including the Jesuit fund below) realized by M.
GORLIN cm (1895 / 403 pp.) Major part of this fund has been brought to the Paris Archives where it can be consulted.