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Bhim Prasad Nepal Chief, National Archive, Kathmandu, Nepal The Ramayana is one of the two greatest Hindu epics of South Asia, the other being the Mahabharata. The Ramayana, authored by
Akatsuki Takahashi Programme Specialist for Culture, UNESCO Office for the Pacific States Samoa has rich oral traditions, mythologies, and legends, and some have been closely associated
Nour Kerim Executive Secretary, National Commission of the Kyrgyz Republic for UNESCO The rapid processes of globalization and mass culture have increased interest among the Kyrgyz
Simione Sevudredre Administration Officer, Institute of iTaukei Language and Culture ICH is an integral part of the indigenous population of Fiji known as the iTaukei. Borne
Jongdae Kim Professor, Department of Comparative Folklore, Chung-Ang University The snake often evokes strong negative images because of its appearance. However, this animal symbolizes positive
Mahmud Selim Director of Music & Dance, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy Md. Tazuddin Programme Officer, Bangladesh National Commission for UNESCO Bangladesh, situated on the tropic
Bounkhong Khouthao Deputy Director, Luang Prabang World Heritage Department Laos, having existed for thousands of years, is among the most ancient nations of the world.
Khamidulla Karamatov Researcher Consultant, National Commission of Uzbekistan for UNESCO Throughout history, various amulets and talismans portraying animals have been associated with astrology and religion.
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