Greenwood Press is seeking an author for “Culture and Customs of Pakistan”
Greenwood Press is seeking an author for its Culture and Customs of Asia Series, Pakistan volume. The following is an outline of the project.
Book title: Culture and Customs of Pakistan
Book length: 70,000 to 80,000 words.
Anticipated readership: the general public; in particular, high school and college students.
Expected completion date: 15 to 18 months after the signing of the contract
Initial run of copies: 1,500-2000 hardbound copies, with attractive 2-3 color, artist-designed printed covers.
Anticipated retail price: $40-$50
Culture and Customs of Pakistan
A general introduction to the nation [including land, people, brief history, economy, etc.]
Thought and religion [providing what might call the "cultural bases" of the nation; including ethics]
Literature and art [reflecting both the elite and popular culture]
Architecture and housing [with a focus on residential houses of the common people]
Cuisine and traditional dress [eating and dressing as one category]
Gender, courtship, and marriage [sex follows]
Festivals and leisure activities [many leisure activities are festival-related]
Music and dance [possibly including traditional theater]
Social customs and lifestyle [putting all "miscellanies" here?]
Glossary [terms important to an understanding of the nation's culture]
Suggested reading [contemporary works accessible to the general public]
Index [subject and person]
For information about the Greenwood's Asia series, please consult the published volumes:
Culture and Customs of China (By Richard Gunde, 2002)
Culture and Customs of India (By Carol Henderson, 2002)
Culture and Customs of the Philippines (By Paul Rodell, 2002)*
Culture and Customs of Vietnam (By Mark McLeod and Nguyen Thi Dieu, 2001)
Culture and Customs of Korea (By Donald Clark, 2000)
Culture and Customs of Japan (By Noriko Kamachi, 1999)
Culture and Customs of Taiwan (By Gary Davison and Barbara Reed, 1998)
* Winner of the 2002 Cecile Currey Award of the Association of Third World Studies.
The prospective author should be a specialist of Pakistan or South Asia. Previous publications on the region are desirable. If interested, please send c.v. and writing samples to:
Professor Hanchao Lu, Series Editor
School of HTS
Atlanta, GA 30332-0345
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