This volume looks at facets of cultural interactions between India and Thailand---two historically significant countries of the South East Asian region. For the first time a comprehensive discussion on historical and contemporary cultural interactions between Indian and Thailand has been attempted in this volume. Asianization has become an important contemporary concept and, in this context, understanding cultural exchange within Asia is an important exercise. The chapters in this volume include contributions from noted scholars based in India and Thailand on different areas of cultural exchange: from religion, to art, artefacts, clothing, music---especially Indian classical music, cuisine, and the contemporary use of shared civilizational tools in the cultural diplomacy of both countries. Written in a lucid and accessible language, the chapters in this insightful volume are of interest to academics and researchers of cultural studies, Asian studies, development studies, modern Asian history, policy makers and general readers.
About the Author: Lipi Ghosh is Professor and Former Director of the Centre for South and South East Asian Studies, University of Calcutta. She founded, organised and has been administrating the Indian Association for Asian & Pacific Studies, an international forum for scholars of Asian and Pacific research interests. Professor Ghosh is a Former Asia Fellow, CWIT Fellow, ICCR Chair Professor and Nehru-Fulbright Academic and Professional Excellence Fellow. She is one of the distinguished scholars of South East Asian studies in India and specializes in Myanmar and Thai studies. She has many published works to her credit, including authored and edited volumes, on Asian cultural studies. She knows Thai language, a rare qualification among Indian social scientists.