Human Ecology of Sikkim: A Case Study of Upper Rangit Basin

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Gyan Publishing House, 2005 - Ethnobotany - 304 pages
1. Introduction 2. The Study Area, Terrain Profile and GeographicalMosaic of Sikkim 3. Realms of Spiritual Ecology in Upper RangitBasin 4. Upper Rangit Basin: Aspects of CulturalEcology 5. Ethnobotany of Upper Rangit Basin: Some Case Studies 6. Upper Rangit Basin: Human Ecology ofEco-Tourism 7. Understanding Human Ecology of Upper RangitBasin: Some Reflections on The PeoplesPsyche 8. Conclusion Bibliography
 

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This book is about Sikkim in general, with particular reference to Upper Rangit Basin on either side of the Tashiding Monastery. There has been an earnest effort to depict the Geographical, Cultural and social details of the area, along with the Spiritual backdrop. Ethnobotany has been given a special coverage.  

Contents

List of maps tables and figures
11
House pattern Major Festivals of Sikkim SocioPolitical
17
HUMAN ECOLOGY AND HUMAN ECOSYSTEMS
29
REVIEW OF LITERATURE
47
THE STUDY AREA Introduction Aim
60
Realms of Spiritual Ecology in Upper Rangit
89
and Hindu philosophies on interrelationship The Case
104
Beliefs Legend and Anecdotal Accounts Holy Water
120
Some Case Studies
171
OF THE STUDY AREA Introduction FERMENTED
199
Human Ecology
239
ASPECTS EcoTourism EcoTourism in Sikkim Human
258
Conclusion
271
Bibliography
285
Index
297
Copyright

126 Chortens of Tashiding Conclusion
136

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