155 Southeast Asian classes. It is also a useful reference work for those with a professional interest in Southeast Asia. Currently to be liberally educated means more than simply knowning the basics of Western history and civilization. Thus, works such as that of SarDesai take on new significance. This new volume provides a useful introductory history of an increas- ingly important area which will play a central role in the emerging Pacific century. University of Oregon Eugene, Oregon, U.S.A. GERALD W. FRY BOOK REVIEWS Francis Robinson, ed. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989, 520 pp. Both Cambridge University Press and Francis Robinson deserve enthusiastic congratulations for a beautifully produced volume that fulfills their dual goal of serv- ing the general public at the same time as the specialist reader. The volume should be in libraries at every level, down to schools and local public libraries; and it should find itself as well into the hands of many individuals. The formal evolved by the Press for its series of regional encyclopedias is excellent. Each volume has such niceties as physical maps on the end papers, national flags on the front page,
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