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Peculiar Customs and Rites of The Himalayan people

D.D. Sharma (Author)
Synopsis Peculiar Customs and Rites of the Himalayan People is an outcome of the more than 20 years personal acquaintance with the socio-cultural life style of the Himalayan peoples, inhabiting from Ladakh in the West to human in the east, besides, some of the studies relating to the people of various Himalayan regions have also have supplemented to the data already collected from the fields by the author during his linquistic survey of the4se regions from the year 1975 to 1995. although peculiarities and variations of the socio-cultural patterns of the Himalayan people are inexhaustible, yet the author has, for this study, selected only a few of them which may be of greater interest to the readers of the world at large. As such prominence has been given to customs and rites pertaining to birth, marriage or less degree, observed by every social group on the world over. It is hoped that this volume will provide a deep insight to the readers interested in having intimate knowledge of socio-cultural patterns of the people of the Himalayan regions of the Indian subcontinent, better known as wonderland for its peculiar socio-cultural customs and rites
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About the author

D.D. Sharma

Prof. D.D. Sharma (b. 1924) is a renowned scholar of Sanskrit and Linguistics. Besides a PhD in Sanskrit from the Benaras Hindu University, PhD and D.Litt in Linguistics from the Panjab University, Chandigarh - where he served or nearly 28 years - he holds diplomas in French, German and Persian. He also earned the highest Oriental title of Sahityacarya.

Prof. Sharma is well acquainted with nearly two dozen Indian and foreign languages and has to his credit 48 research volumes and scores of research papers on the subjects of different languages, cultures and literatures.

He was awarded the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship (1984-86) to undertake the linguistic survey of the Himalayan languages from Ladakh in the west to Bhutan in the east.

On his retirement (1989), he was awarded Emeritus Fellowship by the UGC for the completion of his 12-volume research project on Himalayan languages, of which 10 volumes have already appeared. He is also working on a 9-volume project on Socio-Cultural History of Uttarakhand, of which 5 volumes have already been published. His ambitious project, Cultural Encyclopaedia of Uttarakhand (5 Vols.) is also under preparation.

The present volume is an outcome of the research project for which he was awarded the Indira Gandhi Memorial Fellowship for the years 2001-2003 by IGNCA.

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Title Peculiar Customs and Rites of The Himalayan people
Author D.D. Sharma
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2000
Edition Ist ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170997739
length xiv+174p., Bibliography; Index; 22cm.