FW: Encyclopedia of Asian Culture (fwd)
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Subject: Encyclopedia of Asian Culture (fwd)
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Date: Mon, 28 Jun 1999 16:01:11 +0500
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Subject: Encyclopedia of Asian Culture - One Recent Title
Here is a monumental work, just published, which could be of interest to
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Chopra, P. N.,
Encyclopedia of Asian Culture / Editors: P. N. Chopra and Prabha Chopra.
1st ed. New Delhi, Vision Books Pvt. Ltd. 1999. 490 p. ills. 29 cm.
ISBN: 817094306X $ 95 KK-07330
This is the first reference work of its kind about the vast, multi-hued
panorama of Asian cultures which have a history dating back to thousands of
years before Christ. The book contains 206 articles written by renowned
scholars of Asia, specialists in their respective fields. The countries
covered in this encyclopedia include Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh,
Bhutan, Burma, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Korea, Laos,
Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea,
Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.
The book portrays Asian culture through the ages in all its aspects-
political organisation, social life, economic conditions, education and
literature, art and architecture and religious and spiritual beliefs.
Organised in thirteen parts, the topics covered range from birth and
marriage customs to dress customs and traditions, houses, agrarian rituals
and festivals, women in Asian villages, folk traditions, folk dances and
folk theatre, music and performing arts, cinema, traditional sports and
games, textiles and embroidery and myths and superstitions. It is rounded
off with a section on the wondrous monuments of the region, standing
testimonials of the civilizations which lived and flourished in these lands.
This encyclopedia also highlights the several close cultural similarities
among peoples of Asia. A notable example is Buddhism which continues as a
living religion in many parts of Asia. Similarly, the two great Indian epics
Ramayana and Mahabharata remain popular and influential in almost all the
South-East Asian countries. The Angkor temples, too, are an amazing example
of the creative synthesis of different cultures.
Dr. P. N. Chopra is one of India's best known historians. Currently, Chief
Editor of the Collected Works of Sardar Patel, he was formerly Chief Editor
of the Gazetteers in the Ministry of Education.
Dr. Prabha Chopra, formerly Editor, Gazetteers in Delhi Administration and
Senior Fellow of Indian Council of Social Science Research, is currently an
Editor in the Collected Works of Sardar Patel project.
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