Saturday 19 November 2011
Tajikistan has published the first volume of its first national encyclopaedia, a joint effort of the Tajik government and Academy of Sciences, Bahador Rahmatov (بهادر رحمتف), the encyclopaedia’s deputy editor-in-chief, said November 18.
The encyclopaedia is larger than the Soviet Tajik Encyclopaedia, Rahmatov said, adding the first volume covers subjects beginning with the letters A-Ga.
Sixty-two government-approved scholars worked on the new encyclopaedia for three years. Almost 30% of the work on the second volume is done and it would come out in 2012 around the Day of National Reconciliation holiday (June 27).