About the Book :
The development of tourism in India is a fascinating subject. India glorious traditions and rich cultural heritage are closely linked with the development of tourism. Its magnificent monuments attract a large number of visitors from allover the world. Many major issues relating to socio-economic and cultural impact of tourism are widely discussed in the book that will help to understand economic development and activities of tourism industry. The book has been divided into ten chapters. The main contents of the book include : Profile of Bihar, Tourism and Tourist Places in Bihar, Tourism and Hospitality, Fairs and Festivals, Marketing and Tourism Policy of Government of India vis-a-vis Bihar. It is hoped that the book will not be of interest to the people of the study area only but would also give new idea to the planners, administrators, academics and other social scientists concerned with the tourism management/industry.
About Author :
Udai Prakash Sinha (b. 1956) former Vice Chancellor, Central University of Haryana, currently Professor of Economics, T.M. Bhagalpur University, Bhagalpur. He is national level Professor of Economics, SME for Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology, Ministry of Human Resource, Government of India, New Delhi and Consultant—State Planning and Development Department, Bihar State Planning Council, Government of Bihar, Patna. He has completed three UGC major research projects as principal investigator and presently working on UGC sponsored major research project entitled "Ecological Imbalances and Plan Perspective for Rural Bihar". He has been Resource person of academic staff college of many universities and has delivered lectures at various universities nationwide. He has 100 research papers to his credit published in reputed National and International journals. He has authored 14 books, 37 Research scholars have already been awarded Ph.D. degree under his able guidance. Micro-level planning and regional economics are his areas of research and expertise.
Swargesh Kumar, M.A, Ph.D. is Project Fellow in UGC sponsored Research Project, Dept. of Economics, T.M. Bhagalpur University, Bhagalpur and published number of Research Papers in reputed journals. He has presented paper and participated in National Seminar/Conference regularly. He is member of IEA and BEA.