Central Asia and South Asia : Economic, Developmental and Socio-Cultural Linkages
Edited by Dr. Rashmi Doraiswamy.
xii, 612 p. ills. maps. 23 cm.
Place & Publisher
1st ed. New Delhi, Manak Publications Pvt. Ltd.
In association with Academy of International Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), New Delhi.
US $ 66.70
US $ 60.00
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"This book is a collection of essays by eminent scholars from all over India and
research students from the Academy of International Studies on the political, economic and
cultural links between Central Asia and South Asia. These include articles that present a
political overview of the entire region as well as focus on relationships between specific
countries in Central and South Asia, particularly Pakistan, Afghanistan and India. The
many initiative on the Silk Road by the US, China Central Asia are discussed in detail and
compared to each other. Trade, oil and gas pipelines, the INSTC are analysed: drug
trafficking, migration and other issues of development are examined in the articles.
Language is focused upon as an important aspect of shared culture and a historical
overview of cultural linkages is discussed. Indian, trades in Central Asia through the
centuries, travelers across the Himalayas, who undertook journeys, Buddhist influence all
the way up to Mongolia and Sufi spiritual links are elaborated upon. The linkages are
examined through art, architecture as well as through images of popular culture in the
subcontient. M. N. Roy;s sojoumin Tashkent and his many contributions to the international
communist movement are also highlighted. Paintings of Vasily, Vereschagin and Nikolai
Roerich; the theses of post-Soviet Tadjik cinema, composers and compositions who have
linked Uzbekistan and India; the image of the cities of tashkent and Kolkata in the works
of Dina Rubina and Amit Chaudhari and the influence of globalozation on media in Central
and South Asia - These are the many themes that this book examines in detail."
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