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Encyclopaedia of Tibet (In 7 Volumes)

S K Sharma (Author)
Synopsis Tibet, owing to its unique physical features, occupies not only the highest but also the most strategic position in Central Asia. Covering an area in excess of 2.5 million square kilometers, it borders of India, Nepal, Bhutan and Burma to the south, Eastern Turkistan to the north and China on the east. Rich in minerals and with a variety of flora and fauna, Tibet is also the source of many great rivers-the Tsang-po (Brahmaputra), Senge Khabab (Indus), Drichu (Yangtse), Zachu (Mekong) etc. The Tibetan people have had a chequered history coupled with a unique cultural heritage. For centuries, Tibet remained a seat to Buddhist practices and learning. The impact of its smooth transmission was felt far and wide. The study of Tibetan history, political developments, socio-cultural and religious traditions etc. is attracting the interaction of an increasing number of scholars all over the world. The present theme-Encyclopaedia or Tibet-has been systematically and carefully conceived, and finally categorized into the following volumes : 1. History and Geography of Tibet 2. Travel and Memories of Tibet 3. Society and Culture of Tibet 4. Religious Heritage of Tibet 5. Dalai Lama and Tibet 6. Tibet and the World. Undoubtedly, these scholarly works of everlasting value would be consulted in several academic circles in our continent and abroad.
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About the author

S K Sharma

Suresh K. Sharma (b. 1946) an alumnus of Delhi University, opted for the library profession after obataining post-graduation in Modern Indian History and Bachelor of Library Science in the early seventies. Documentation bibliography and indexing have been his special forte. He has to his credit, a number of publications and to name a few: Fifty Years of Indian Historical Writings, Social Sciences in Modern India, Kashmir Through the Ages, Delhi Through the Ages, Cultural and Religious Heritage of India, Encyclopaedia of Higher Education: The Indian perspective.

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Title Encyclopaedia of Tibet (In 7 Volumes)
Author S K Sharma
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1997
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8174884130
length x+260p.; x+257p.; x+285p.; x+258p.; xii+245p.; x+241p.; xii+282p., 25cm.
Subjects Social Sciences