Asian Commitment: Travels and Studies in the Indian Sub-Continent and Southeast Asia. This extraordinary autobiographical account of the travels of Tibetan Studies Professor David Snellgrove is divided into two parts. Part I follows his travels to the Indian Subcontinent from 1943 to 1982 and includes an interlude at the Vatican as a consultant on Buddhism. Part II traces Indian cultural influences seen on trips after 1987 on the Malay-Indonesian archipelago and the Indo-Chinese mainland. The significance of religion to all human societies is emphasized throughout. Copiously illustrated, often in colour; notes, glossary and bibliography included.
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