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South Asian Folklore: An Encyclopedia

Editors:
Claus, Peter
Diamond, Sarah
Mills, Margaret

ISBN:
978 0 415 86692 7
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
736
List price(s):
48.95 USD
30.00 GBP

Publication date:
12 October 2015

Short description: 

This encyclopedia consists of approximately 600 signed, alphabetically orgnaized articles, covering countries and regions, ethnic groups, religious concepts and practices, artistic genres and other concepts related to the folklore of south Asia.

Full description: 

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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