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      Date: Thu, 07 Oct 1999 14:09:57 +0500
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      Subject: Encyclopedia of Asian Culture - One Recent Title

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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

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      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,
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      The book portrays Asian culture through the ages in all its aspects-
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      Organised in thirteen parts, the topics covered range from birth and
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      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.

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      Dr. P. N. Chopra is one of India's best known historians. Currently, Chief
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      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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