Nepal and Bangladesh
|Publication Date: 09/2002|
|Format|| ||Price|| ||ISBN-13|
|Hardcover|| ||$55.00|| ||978-1-57607-285-1|
A Global Studies Handbook
Nanda R. Shrestha
This authoritative, thorough volume covers a broad range of topics from history to culture to current struggles in these fascinating countries.
Want to learn about Nepal and Bangladesh from a text with an emphasis on quick and concise rather than detailed and cumbersome? Look no further thanNepal and Bangladesh: A Global Studies Handbook. Providing a comprehensive overview of this fascinating part of the world, this addition to the Global Studies series will add richly to a reader's understanding of these colorful nations.
Often overshadowed on the world stage by issues surrounding India and Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh are nonetheless vital players in this theater of Asia. Nepal and Bangladesh brings a refreshing level of clarity to a wide variety of topics surrounding both nations including history, current affairs, business and economics, culture, literature, political science, and travel.
Written in a voice that speaks to general audiences from secondary instructors to interested business people and travelers to the region, this handbook paints a portrait of both countries that is at once complete and accessible. Beginning with far-reaching narrative histories of both nations the text also contains a compendium of important people and events and concludes with an exhaustive reference section.
• Includes A–Z entries on significant people like poet Rabindranath Tagore, places including Kathmandu and the Sundarbans, and events such as the Kot massacre
• Provides chronologies of key events, including the birth of Buddha in 563 B.C.E. and the 1996 Maoist "People's War" in Nepal
• Addresses contemporary issues such as Hindu movies, drug use, and the Internet in Nepal and gender violence and child labor in Bangladesh
• Shows how programs such as Food-for-Work and the provision of credit for the poor are alleviating poverty in Bangladesh
Nanda R. Shrestha is a professor in the School of Business and Industry at Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL.
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