This authoritative, thorough volume covers a broad range of topics from history to culture to current struggles in these fascinating countries.
Reviews "This handbook is well written, informative, and interesting ... Recommended. Academic, public, and high school collections." - CHOICE
"This book is a welcome addition to the literature, as there is little on these two poverty-stricken countries of South Asia. It is useful for anthropology, cultural geography, and history courses, and this title is suitable for specialized and academic libraries where there is more demand." - American Reference Books Annual