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Pastoralism and the Tribesman of Mountain: The Arung Zet Sa of Kanaor

Raghubir Singh Pirta (Author)
Synopsis In the Decade of Behaviour 2000-2010, the book explores the life and profession of a western Himalayan pastoral community, the Arung Zet sa of Kanaor, catering the essential needs of society such as milk, clothes, and meat. It visualizes a happier world for these marginalised sections of the society and sets  a new qualitative trend, a synthesis of the reverent man-nature relationship rooted in the Indian ethos and the modern understanding of animal behaviour. This challenge has various dimensions ranging from material to non-material, which touches socio-ecology, indigenous technology, animal husbandry, evolutionary psychology, and spiritualism
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About the author

Raghubir Singh Pirta

Prof. Raghubir Singh Pirta teaches psychology at the Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla. Soon after his college education at Dehra Dun, he began ethological studies on the social life of monkeys in various parts of India where he had first hand encounters with the grassroots social issues involving man and animal. The theoretical understanding of Dr. Pirta refined in several brief sojourns to the Centre for Ecological sciences, I.I.sc., Bangalore, however, it is with the Chipka activists in the Himalayas that her imbibed the deep humane spirit about nature. These wide-ranging experiences make him feet at home with the grassroots and global issues.

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Bibliographic information

Title Pastoralism and the Tribesman of Mountain: The Arung Zet Sa of Kanaor
Format Hardcover
Date published: 15.05.2009
Edition Ist ed.
Language: English
isbn 8175414402
length xxi+258 p., Tables; Figures.