Таджики: история, культура, общество
The book consists of contributions of Russian and Tajik ethnologists, specialists in Asian studies and Islam studies from leading scientific centers of Saint-Petersburg, Moscow and Dushanbe. The main aim of the book is present for respectful readers the picture of cultural variety of ethnic groups, living in modern Tajikistan in historic, cultural and religious aspects. The authors mainly concentrated their attention on the period, when the region of Central Asia was a part of the Russian Empire. In this respect, the presence of Russian troops in Pamir region is highlighted. The articles on religious aspects (Shia and Ismailism) covered the modern religious life of the Tajik population. The publish of the book was financially supported by the Representative office of the Aga-khan Foundation (Switzerland) in the Russian Federation.