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Cultural History of Western Trans-Himalayas

by Bashahar Kinnaur

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Aryan Books International, 2008. First edition. Hardcover. New. 19 x 25 cm. Bashahar, situated amid the high Himalayan ranges, on the Indo-Tibetan border, is one of the most ancient states among those of the Punjab and Shimla hills. The valley remained generally secluded and peaceful and as such had been a safe refuge for many a moving tribes. Having survived in the face of harsh environment of the high Himalayas, they developed and gave protection to a unique civilization. The book endeavours to showcase the title known history of the state, its occasional struggles with the powerful neighbouring states and its ultimate emergence as a dominating state in the hills. It discusses almost all aspects of Bashahar Kinnaur : its topography and geographical features, river system, society, language, religious beliefs, customs, fairs and festivals and many more. With its plethora of detailed information, skillfully weaved, this book will prove to be a work of lasting merit and value. CONTENTS: Foreword; Preface; 1. Introduction 2. Society and Social Classes 3. Languages of the People 4. Religious Beliefs and Practices 5. Sources of the History of Bashahar 6. The Pre-historic Period 7. Antiquity of the Satluj Valley 8. The Bhot Period 9. Thakars-the Rulers of Hills and the Thakarshahi 10. Bashahar Under the Native Rulers 11. Negis and the Other Kanauras 12. The Moravian Missionaries 13. Woman and the Custom of Sati 14. Great Personalities of Kinnaur 15. Fairs and Festivals 16. Kinnaur : Change and Continuity Printed Pages: 250.

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  • Bookseller: Sanctum Books IN (IN)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 3355
  • Title: Cultural History of Western Trans-Himalayas
  • Author: Bashahar Kinnaur
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used
  • Jacket condition: New
  • Quantity available: 500
  • Edition: First edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10:8173053529
  • ISBN 13:9788173053528
  • Publisher: Aryan Books International
  • Place: Delhi, India
  • Date published: 2008
  • Keywords: Cultural History of Western Trans-HimalayasBashahar Kinnaur9788173053528
  • Size: 19 x 25 cm


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