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Central Asia: A Textbook History

 
Ram Rahul (Author)
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Central Asia: A Textbook History is the textbook of the history of all Central Asia, East and West, that is East Central Asia (Tibet and Xinjiang) and West Central Asia (Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Turk-menistan) from the ancient time to the present in any language, eastern or western. The author has written it mainly for students, scholars, and teachers of the history of Central Asia.

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About the author

Ram Rahul

Ram Rahul is a foremost scholar and doyen of Central Asian Studies. He was awarded fellowship by Rockefeller Foundation to study Central Asia during 1952-54. In 1959 he received the first-ever UGC fellowship for Central Asia in Indian School of International Studies, New Delhi. Then he joined the Indian School of international Studies as Reader/Associate Professor in Deptt. of Central Asian History and Institutions. He retired as Professor of Central Asian Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University. Soon after retirement, he taught the history of Central Asia abroad. The UNESCO gave him a short fellowship to visit centers of Central Asian studies in Europe in 1971. The Ford Foundation (New Delhi) gave him a grant to visit centres of Central Asian studies in the United States in 1981. During 1982-83 residencies of the Rockefeller and Ford Foundations in Bellagio (Italy) and Washington, DC enabled him to work on the historiography of Central Asia from the ancient time to 1949-50. The UNESCO invited him to its consultation meetings on the civilizations of Central Asia during 1968-73. It also invited him to attend conferences on Central Asia held in Soviet Central Asia, Afghanistan and Mongolia. Prof. Ram Rahul has extensively traveled in Asia and elsewhere in connection with Central Asian studies. Other than contributions to the house journal International Studies, he has written ten articles for international journals and more than 25 books such as Central Asia: A Textbook History.

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Bibliographic information

Title Central Asia: A Textbook History
Author Ram Rahul
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2000
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8121508886
length x+144p., Maps; 23cm
Subjects History