Kinnaur in the Himalayas: Mythology to Modernity

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Overview

  • Author :S.C. Bajapai
  • Year of Publication :2021
  • ISBN: :9788170221807
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: X, 247
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Environmental Science, Geography


About the Book :

Dr. Bajpai book takes us to Kinnaur in the Himalaya a remote district bordering on the Tibetan region of China and Inhabited by the picturesque Kinner people. Celebrated in myth and legeng, the Kinner are a simple folk who dwell happily amidst the rigours of an inhospitable climate and a difficult terrain. Traders, shepherds and agriculturists, theirs was a polyandrous society which is undergoing a change today due to the encroachment of modern civilization. And it is in this context that Dr. Bajpai, has attempted a multi-disciplinary study which is also chronological. He has lived among them and has tried to depict their folkways and customs, rites and rituals, boliefs and superstitions thus giving us a rounded picture of the golden-voiced Kinner. A valuable addition to the meager literature on Himalayan peoples which should be of interest to students of anthropology, sociology and history. The lay reader will be equally fascinated by this account of a hill people in this land full of diversities.


About Author :

Shiva Chandra Bajpai took his M.A. degree in History in 1958 from Lucknow University and Ph.D. in 1969 from the University of Saugar. He was a student and UGC Fellow at the Indian School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi From 1973to 1977 he was Visiting Fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies Simla. His publications are, The Northern Frontier of India 1970, contributions in some other publications and research papers and articles in leading academic journals, on various aspects of Himalayan Central Asian regions. Presently, Dr. Bajpai is engaged in research on Himalayan Frontier Regions of India as an ICHAR Fellow attached to the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University.