From the inside cover; 'Traditional Art of Dhaka by Professor Henry Glassie presents traditional art of Bangladesh from a micro-perspective in that it concentrates on Greater Dhaka only. But this limited perspective, however, serves as a kaleidoscope through which is viewed varieties of traditional art of literally whole of Bangladesh. Moreover, the artists behind these arts come alive with their ethos and pathos, as much of the material of this book is sifted through extensive as well intensive fieldwork. The book demonstrates how life and work are intertwined in the livelihood of the people who provide materials for this book. The book also includes an essential glossary, notes, bibliography, index useful to the folklore scholars.'
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