Central Asian Studies
Central Asian Studies continues a series of scholarly books on Central Asia and the Himalayas started in the early 1970s by a British publisher. The series comprises some re-issues of the previous books, as well as new titles.
NOTE: Limited availability of some of the older titles.
||Agile Hands and Creative Minds
A Bibliography of Textile traditions in South Asia
by Donald Clay Johnson
2000. 277 pp., 3,500 entries, author, geographic, museum, and subject indices, 21.5 x 15 cm. Hardbound.
ISBN-10: 974-8304-84-1 $39.50, in India 800 rupees
This classed bibliography provides citations to all aspects of the hand-crafted
textile traditions of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan,
and Sri Lanka. The initial sections provide access to reference bibliographies
and textile glossaries, government publications (including accounts of
textiles in census publications and gazetteers) and works issued by museums,
galleries, collections and special exhibitions. Broad treatments of textiles,
histories, accounts of the textiles of particular groups and of various
communities, and religious textiles form the next segments of the work.
The textile techniques section provides references to works made both by
universal production methods as well as by specific types of crafts. The
final sections deal with fibres and clothing. Geographic and personal name
indices conclude the work. The author is the Curator of the Ames Library
of South Asia at the University of Minnesota. He has published on numerous
aspects of South Asian textiles.
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||A Bibliography of Ladakh
by John Bray & Nawang Tsering Shakspo
1988, 156 pp., over 1,100 entries, 22 x 15 cm., hardbound.
ISBN-10: 974-8304-34-5 $29.00
The former kingdom of Ladakh, in the Indian Himalaya, has attracted special
interest among scholars and inspired hundreds of publications because it
is one of the last regions in the world where traditional Tibetan Buddhist
culture survives. This is the first bibliography to be published dealing
solely with Ladakh, and includes material published in both Western and
Asian languages. Entries are arranged in alphabetical order of author’s
surname, with index by subject
by Nigel J.R.Allan
1994, 1998. 96 pp., 21.5 x 15 cm., hardbound.
ISBN-10: 974-8299-05-8 $29.00
Invaluable research tool for scholars and laymen with interest in the remote
and spectacular Karakorum Himalaya, a region nevertheless both fragile
and at risk from the onslaught of civilization. 96 pp., over 950 entries,
author and geographical location indices.