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

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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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Baloch Suhbat Ali is well known poet and writer. Basically he is advocate and practicing the law since 2003. He was born in Channo Shah abad Mohalla, District Dadu, Sindh Pakistan. His father namely Muhammad Yaqoob was a farmer. He got his primary education from Chhano Shahabad primary School, later on he went to the Pilot Higher and Secondary School Dadu which is renamed as Permnand Herdas Higher and Secondary School Dadu near degree college Dadu. Hid his matriculation from there. Later on, he went to Degree College Dadu, which is also renamed as Ustad Bukhari Degree College, Dadu and did his graduation i.e. B.Sc, and after that he went to P.I.B.Law College Dadu from where he did his law graduation and susquently he left for Karachi to get his higher education and he got his Master Degree in Law i.e. LL.M from S.M. Law College, Karachi. He is enrolled advocate of High court of Sindh.
Apart from that he is poet and writer of Sindhi, Urdu and English Language. He has got two anthologies of his poetry namely, "Tou khaan poy" (After your departure) and another Bhangan Bhangan Bhoon (The land in pieces) and now his third anthology of poetry is under process to be published. Its name is " Geen Tou khy wani" ( As you like it).
 

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