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History and Heritage of the Western Himalayas

B.L. Kapoor (Author)
Synopsis The erstwhile Mandi state carved out of conquests, subjugations and annexations of small territories belonging to petty Ranas and Thakurs during the period 1000 to 1650 A.D., established its sovereignty and final shape over an area of more than 1100 sq. miles. The land so formed of hills and dales of the Western Himalayas remained an entity till 1948 A.D. when Himachal Pradesh came into existence. The cultural activities which thrived and flourished in the Western Himalayas authenticate the glorious and rich history and traditions which indeed Mandi can boast of.
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About the author

B.L. Kapoor

Dr. B.L. Kapoor is a well known personality devoted to highlight the cultural heritage of the Western Himalayas. His books 'Cultural History of Western Himalayas with special preference to old kingdom of Mandi' has brought him laurels from scholars and lay readers. His opus magnum 'Gods of the High Hills' is a pioneer work acclaimed to be the first of its kind in any civilized languages of the world. his maiden book on History and Traditions of Himachal has been a trendsetter work in Hindi followed later on by several books. Dr. Kapoor has a book of essay under the caption 'Grow More Good' which encompasses the best which readers must read. He has authored two travelogues and two anthologies of essays in Hindi in addition to hundred of articles which have been appearing in national and regional print media. A little booklet on the disease of eyes and their cures reflect his love for his practicing specialty for which he had qualified about four and half decades back. basically a medical person, he has brilliant academic carrier possessing qualifications like MBBS, MAMS, DOMS, DL and O and FRESH from a number of universities, academies and medical school abroad. After retiring as Chief Medical Officer, he is devoting his time for intellectual pursuits as well as upholding the glories of medical science in general and Ophthalmology in particular in his modest and humble way. He resides at Mandi Town in Himachal Pradesh.

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Bibliographic information

Title History and Heritage of the Western Himalayas
Author B.L. Kapoor
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2001
Edition 1st Ed.
Language: English
isbn 8173200440
length 88p., Plates; Biblio.
Subjects History