Overview for Social, Cultural and Economic History of Himachal Pradesh
This book is an attempt at interpreting the hitherto lesser known aspects of Himachal Pradesh. It is designed to collect the scattered material relating to the society, culture and economy of Himachal Pradesh from remote past to the present times. It brings to light many rare and interesting aspects which are generally not known. There is a general impression among many that before its formation (1948) Himachal had no social or cultural unity. The present work clears up these misconceptions and examines from facts of history the constant, rich and fruitful socio-cultural history of the state. This book is expected to cater to the needs of those who desire to delve into socio-cultural aspects of Himachal Pradesh. A detailed bibliography and an index added to this book will be helpful to the readers.
M S Ahluwalla (Author)
Dr. M.S. Ahluwalia has done his M.A. in History from the University of Delhi and Ph.D from Aligarh Muslim University. Dr. Ahluwalia has five books to his credit viz.: Studies in Medieval Rajasthan History; Muslim Expansion in Rajasthan; History of Himachal Pradesh Constitutional History of England; Punjabi tr. Of P. Saran's Provincial Government of the Mughals (sponsored by I.C.H.R. –forth-coming). He has been regularly contributing articles in various journals. Currently, Dr. Ahluwalia is Professor in the Department of History, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla.