ISBN 9788172239725,Inside Central Asia

Inside Central Asia



HarperCollins Publishers

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9788172239725

ISBN-10 8172239726


Number of Pages 448 Pages
Language (English)

Reference Work

A Political and Cultural History of Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey, and Iran The former Soviet republics of Central Asia comprise a sprawling, politically pivotal and richly cultured area. Yet they remain poorly represented in libraries and mainstream media. They have experienced tremendous socio-political change since their inception. But despite the growth of oil wealth, the arrival of western tourists, and the competition for influence by the US, China and Russia, the spirit of Central Asia has remained untouched at its core. In this comprehensive book, Dilip Hiro analyses the present-day politics, economics and peoples of Central Asia and its neighbouring areas in an international context. In the process, he draws a detailed portrait of the region which historically has close ties with India.