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Where Mortals and Mountain Gods Meet : Society and Culture in Himachal Pradesh

Laxman S Thakur (Author)
Synopsis Where Mortals and the Mountain Gods Meet brings together a group of scholars from different disciplines such as art, music, religion, history, economics and pure sciences to present a variety of approaches to the study of mountain societies. It examines the importance of the Himalayan snow for the perennial rivers; its rich and diversified plant biodiversity, and forest wealth; the economy and society including the pastoralist communities; architectural, sculpture and epigraphical treasures; the traditional system of knowledge and its celebrity at the village level and many more interesting topics. It includes twenty-four contributions covering a large span of Himachal’s cultural past from early times to the recent period. It will interest every scholar of ancient, medieval and modern Himalayan studies.
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About the author

Laxman S Thakur

Laxman S. Thakur teaches Ancient History and Archaeology at Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla since 1985.

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Title Where Mortals and Mountain Gods Meet : Society and Culture in Himachal Pradesh
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st. Ed.
Language: English
isbn 8179860000
length xiii+396p.
Subjects History