South Asian Folklore: An Encyclopedia : Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka

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Peter J. Claus, Sarah Diamond, Margaret Ann Mills
Taylor & Francis, 2003 - Reference - 710 pages
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With 600 signed, alphabetically organized articles covering the entirety of folklore in South Asia, this new resource includes countries and regions, ethnic groups, religious concepts and practices, artistic genres, holidays and traditions, and many other concepts.
A preface introduces the material, while a comprehensive index, cross-references, and black and white illustrations round out the work. The focus on south Asia includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, with short survey articles on Tibet, Bhutan, Sikkim, and various diaspora communities. This unique reference will be invaluable for collections serving students, scholars, and the general public.

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Sarah Diamond was born in 1976 and grew up in Weymouth, England before studying English Literature at Reading University. She now works as an advertising copywriter and lives in London. She has written three highly acclaimed previous novels.

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