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Festivals, Fairs and Customs of Himachal Pradesh

Mian Goverdhan Singh (Author)
Synopsis Himachal Pradesh is a land of fascination and mystery, and therefore, deserves a special attention. Its centuries-old culture rightly commands deep interest and respect. Himachal Pradesh has been a series of migrations that continued for centuries from the surrounding areas. Different cultures have fused into a new composite culture. There came Sakas, Hunas, Gujjars, Rajputs, high caste Hindus and many others. Each wave of migrants left behind deposits of race, religion, language and customs, which in course of time came to be woven into the cultural life of the land. Thus every idea, whether introduced from outside or the product of native genius, took roots in the soil and gradually had its flowering in the polycultural mosaic of Himachal Pradesh. Many books have been written on Himachal Pradesh, both specialised and general, but little attention has been paid to the details of social and cultural life of the people of this Himalayan State of India. Here, for the first time, effort h
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Mian Goverdhan Singh

Born in an agriculturist family of Jubbal (Shimla district), Mian Goverdhan Singh graduated from the Punjab University in 1949. His passion for books drove him to opt for library profession. He served the Himachal Pradesh Secretariat Library, Shimla as a Chief Librarian for thirty-five years. Though a librarian, his first love remained Himachal Pradesh, its people, history, art and culture. He has, therefore, devoted all his leisure hours in the pursuit of these subjects and has been writing since 1962. He has several pioneering books an Himachal Pradesh to his credit. Among his publications are : Three lectures on 'Ancient History of Himachal Pradesh', included in Himachal Pradesh : Past, Present and Future published by Himachal Pradesh University; History of Himachal Pradesh (1982); Art and Architecture of Himachal Pradesh (1983); Descriptive Bibliography of Himachal Pradesh (1985); Himachal Pradesh: History, Culture and Economy (1988); Festivals, Fairs and Customs of Himachal Pradesh (1992); Himachal Pradesh ka Itihas (Hindi) (1996). In 1986 he was honoured with first state award for his contribution to the culture of Himachal Pradesh. The State Academy of Art, Culture and Languages also honoured him with Shikhar Samman award in 1996.

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Bibliographic information

Title Festivals, Fairs and Customs of Himachal Pradesh
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1992
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Indus Valley
Language: English
isbn 8185182647
length 128p., Illustrations.