A presentation of the book "Indian Ethnography" was held at AUL

05 october, 2017

On October 5, the presentation of the book titled "Indian Ethnography" by Bakhman Aliyev (Ayvazali), a teacher of the Regional Studies Department of the Faculty of International Relations and Management of the University, was held at the Azerbaijan University of Languages (AUL). Prior to welcoming the participants, the Head of the Regional Studies Department, Associate Professor Sevdagul Aliyeva expressed her deep gratitude to the author of the book "Indian Ethnography", which made a valuable contribution to the ethnographic field. "The books of ethnography, culture and history of different countries and peoples have been published periodically by the staff of the Regional Studies Department, and thanks to these books, more information about countries has been obtained. Bakhman Aliyev made a great contribution to the students studying Indian studies at the university by writing "Indian Ethnography", and the students will discover India in a figurative sense, "says S. Aliyeva, saying that the author did not treat India as only  historical and cultural object, but as an ethnographer.

Dean of the Faculty of International Relations and Management, Associate Professor Samir Hamidov emphasized that the book "Indian Ethnography", which is a source of large-scale analysis and research, will have an indispensable role in India's material and cultural wealth, complicated history evolution and geographical exploration. He added that the author was interested in studying India's rich material and spiritual heritage of the textbooks he had brought in based on various ethnographic materials, historical research.

The employee of the Embassy of India in our country Norbu Neegi said that the book has an important role in studying the cultural and spiritual heritage of India, which is a crossroad of various languages, religions and cultures. He expressed his hope that this book will play an important role in studying and investigating India and the ethno-cultural processes of different historical times, and thanked the author for his contributions.

Finally, B. Aliyev expressed his gratitude to the university administration for organization of the event. The first volume of his book covers the stages of Indian studies, the history of India's ethnographic development, material culture and craftsmanship, the role of religion and religious beliefs in the formation of Indian ethnography in the second volume, the structure of the caste society, the role of holidays and music in Indian society to the participants' attention.

It should be noted that the textbook recommended by the Academic Council of AUL is intended for the students of high schools, masters and Indian readers interested in Indian studies.