Where mortals and mountain gods meet: society and culture in Himachal Pradesh

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Indian Institute of Advanced Study, 2002 - Himachal Pradesh (India) - 396 pages
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Where Mortals And The Mountain Gods Meet Brings Together A Group Od 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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Contents

Hydrological Importance of Himalayan Snow
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Social Significance of Ethnobotanical Studies
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Historical Legacy
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