Radiant Himalayas

Radiant Himalayas

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Author: R C Naithani
Publisher: Publications Division
Year: 1999
Language: English
Pages: 455
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8123007671


This book on the Himalayas is thought-provoking and unique, as it traces political, economic, social and cultural changes from the Pamirs to Nepal in the last 2000 years and the impact of cataclysmic movements in the earth’s crust and their impact on the changes.

The present book tries to reconstruct a glorious and unified Himalayas from the ruins of its geography, history and political economy. It is not possible to think of a brighter future for these poverty stricken people unless all these physical, social, cultural, historical, political and economic aspects are analyzed in the light of the present day problems being faced by the Himalayan societies. The Himalayas discussed in the book is one which goes across the political boundaries of different countries but is characterized by an inherent unity of its extensive and solid socio-cultural base.



The Rise of Himalayas during Historical Period-Geographical, Geological and Biological Evidences

The Rise of Himalayas during Historical Period - The Indirect Evidences Drawn from
Historical and Local Traditions

The Political and Economic Impact of the Himalayas through Ages

The Racial Composition of the Himalayan People

The Western Margins of the Northern Mountains

Chitral and the Kafirs

The Gilgit Agency including Hunza, Nagar, Ponyal and Baltistan

The Valley of Kashmir and Adjacent Areas


Tibet-The Land and its People

The Alpine and Sub-Alpine Regions of Himalayas

Trade Along the Indo-Tibetan Border

The Middle Mountains

Nepal-Land And People

Some Important Himalayan Social Groups

Cultural Unity in a Land of Physical Diversity

The Uniformity in Political and Social Practices

Some More Similar Customs and the Goat Sacrifice

The Himalayan Problem and Potential-Wider
Regional Perspective

Objective Concepts and Operational Principles - Facing the Challenge