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Gulia, K.S. (ed.)

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About this Item: Isha Books, Delhi, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 361 pages, tables. On ethnobotany, tribal healers, healing practices, Bon medicine, ethnomycology, ethnomedicine, etc. Seller Inventory # 006311

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About this Item: Gyan Books Pvt. Ltd., 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. This book presents a folk cultural and anthropological study of the Himalayan folk literature including Nepali, Kashmiri and Dogri. The illiterate rural folks and tribals the world over have their own repertoire of oral literature including songs, ballads, tales, epics and dramas, peculiar to them. Yet it showed the levels of their wisdom and intellect, wit and humour, fiction and realism. Anthropologists during the British period noticed that some tribes were given to more fantasy, whereas the other neighbouring tribes were rather realistic and were able to deal with crude realities of life. The oral literature served to entertain as well as to give moral education and wisdom. In their community, a good story-teller or singer commanded special respect. The myth and legends also meant to cherish religious and social values of their society. The book is a valuable treasure for the students of religion, literature, anthropology and folk culture. In later chapter, is also charts the course of kashmiri, Dogri and Nepali literature during the modern times separately. Printed Pages: 412. Seller Inventory # 34043

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About this Item: Gyan Books Pvt. Ltd., 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. The Rural and tribal people living beyond the modern Civilization had been dependent on herbs, and Plants in Forests from the time immemorial. Many of these plants are indeed very effective in curing diseases. Some practitioners of this primitive branch of Medicine have become experts in the ethnopharmacology. Many Herbs and plants used in curing various ailments during their practice of magico-sorcery create hallucinogenic Effects on the subject and thus bring about the psychological relief. Plants like Neem serve in various ailments. The tribal healers ranging from Manipur, Nagaland, Nepal, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh and Tibet, etc., are the reservoir of the traditional herbal knowledge. This branch of Folk medicine is a Science of rural and tribal society. The book shows how the shamans combine their herbal wisdom with the magico-sorcery to create psychosomatic effects on their clients. It is a must read for the serious readers. Contents: Introduction 1. THE SCOPE AND AIMS OF Ethnobotany IN A DEVELOPING WORLD : General Ethnobotany; Issue Related to Ethnobotany; Role of Plants and Humans in Ethnobotany; Ais of Ethnobotany; The Role of the Outside in Ethnobotany; The Role of the Insides in Ethnobotany; The Study of Plants; Finding the Ruupose and Good the Plant under Study; Importance of Herbal Indigenous Medicine; Importance of Indigenous Foods; Plants Used as Contruction Resource; Agricultural Crops and Livestock; Pasture Plants; Plants as Firewood Resoures; Ethnobotany of Agro-ecosystems; Vegetation and Plant Management; Fire Uses of Mangement in Plants; Traditional System : Advantage; The Human Ecology Connection; Ethnobotany for Development and Policy Planning 2. ETHNOBOTANY : AN OLD PRACTICE, A NEW DISCIPLINE 3. ETHNOBOTANICAL METHOD AND FACT : A CASE STUDY : Hallucinagenic Plants; Research methodology; Farning Procon Among Swidden Farmers; Conclusion; Notes; Acknowledgments 4. ETHNOBOTANY TODAY AND IN THE FUTURE : Cataloguing and Data Collection; An Interdisciplinary Approach; Ethnoecology; The Amazon Indians; The kayapo Indian; the Bora Indian; The Study of Peasant Agriculturists; Quantitative Inventory of Plant Use; Conclusion; Acknowledgments 5. ETHNOBOTANICAL RESOURCES OF HOT, ARID ZONES OF India : Tribal Groups of the Arid Zone; The Bhils; Dangi Tribals; Maldhari Tribals; Ethnobotanical Resources; Wild Edible Plants; Medicinal Plants; Plants used as Refrigerants; Plants used for Toothbrushes and Toothaches; Plants used for fibres, Mats, Baskets, and Stuffing; Plants used for Firewood and Charcoal; Fodder Plants Relished by Livestock; Plants with Miscellaneous Uses; The Forest in Tribal Economy; Future Strategies and Programmes for Ethnobotanical Research; Conclusion 6. ETHNOPHARMACOLOGY : Atrtihide Towards Herbal Medicine 7. ETHNOPHARMACOLOGY-A CHALLENGE : Defining Ethnopharmacology; Ethnopharmacology and Modern Medicine; Ethnopharmacology and Traditional Medicine; Acknowledgments 8. THE URGENT NEED FOR THE STUDY OF MEDICINAL PLANTS : Reasons for Study; To Rescue Knowledge in Imminent Danger of Being Lost; The Utility of Plants in Current Therapy; To Find New Molecular Models in Plants; The Usefulness of Plants in the Development of Physiopathology; The Wide Use of Plants in Folk Medicine; To Obtain Intermediate Chemicals 9. CONSIDERATIONS IN THE MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO THE STUDY OF RITUAL HALLUCINOGENIC PLANTS : Impact of Reseach on Psychoactive Drugs; Some Botanical Considerations; Geographical Predilection; Non-pharmacological Terminology; Museum Material; Some Chemical Considerations; Some Pharmacological Considerations; Summary; Notes; Acknowledgment 10. ETHNOMYCOLOGY : DISCOVERIES ABOUT AMANITA MUSCARIA POINT TO FRESH PERSPECTIVES : The Discoveries; Fresh Perspectives; New Translation of the Popol Vuh; Identification of the Tree of Life; Iden Printed Pages: 380. Seller Inventory # 34035

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ISBN 10: 8182054230 ISBN 13: 9788182054233

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About this Item: Isha Books/Gyan Books Pvt. Ltd., 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. Today Environment and Ecology are the buzzwords. The pace of development and modernisation has endangered the ecological Balance of Himalaya. When the British brought railways in India in the late 18th century, the Himalayan jungles were denuded of vast Forests cover due to the Demand for sleepers. When in early 19th century, the Britishers attempted to curb wanton tree-felling, there arose resentment among the people of Garhwal and Kumaon in Uttarakhand. But in later times, those very Women Folk took to Chipko Movement to curb tree-felling. The book gives a multitude of ill-effects of tree-felling ranging from soil-erosion to causing floods in the plains, and depositing silt. The shrinking of various Himalayan glaciers has also created alarm among the global ecologists and environmentalists. Denudation of forests also has been causing landslides and endangering the wildlife. Now the efforts are being made to avert the man-made disaster. This book comes to grips with the magnitude of problem in the entire Himalayan region. Contents: Introduction 1. ECO-STRESS AROUND Himalaya : Introduction; Impact of Man on Mountains; Statement of Concern; Source of Wealth; Ecological Devastation; Useful International Techniques; Degradation of Mountain Environment; Hans Christoph Rieger; Climatic Erosion; Depletion of Forest; Effects of Natural and Man-Made Erosion; Pressure of Growing Population; The Four Subsystems of Ecological System; Find a Solution; Multi-Pronged Approach, Priority of Present Over Future; Ignoring the Social Losses; Needs A Social Organisation; Project to Influence Human Behaviour Needed 2. HIMALAYA`S STRAIN Environment CALLS FOR QUICK ACTION : Introduction; Effect of Tourism; Extreme Insensitiveness to Environment; No Management Plans; Atmosphere of Avarice and Indifference; Proper Demarcation and Basic Facilities; Duty to Preserve Beauty 3. Himalayan EXPEDITION BY A British CLIMBER-A Review : Introduction; Effect of Tourism and Mountaineering; How to Find a Solution? 4. HIMALAYA-ITS GEOLOGY, METEREOLOGY AND Hydrology : Introduction; Geography of Himalaya; Birth of Himalaya; Complex Landscape; Himalaya-The Determinant of Indian Climate; The Monsoon; Contribution of Glaciers; The Catastropic Events; Disaster Caused in Nepal; Birth of Holy River; The Himalayan Hydrology; Denudation; The Effects of Landslides; Factors Inherent in Himalayan Ecology; Man-made Desolation; Evapotranspiration; Infiltration; CSWCRTI?s Observation; Impact of Afforestation; Result of Steep Slopes; Result of Cultivation; Terraced Farming; Human Contribution; Intensification of Agriculture; Effect of Read Building; Changing Course of Rivers; Impact of Development Activity.n 5. Constitutional PROVISION TO SAVE HIMALAYA : Introduction; Protection to Wild Life; Protection to Wildlife and Forests; Rising Number of National Parks and Sanctuaries; General Awareness and Important Projects; Objective of Project Tiger; Protection and Conservation of Wildlife; Formation of Management Body; Chief Advisory Body; Voluntary Organisations Cropped-up 6. EFFECT OF Pilgrimage IN GANGOTRI-GAUMUKH Region : Introduction; Beginning of Tourism Industry; Effect of Religio-Tourist Activity; Research Project for Eco-conservation; Recommendations 7. Gangotri CONSERVATION PROJECT : Introduction; Gangotri-A Tiny Paradise; Award for Rubbish Collection; Himalayan Environment Trust`s Recommendation; National Park; "Keep Ganga Clean" Project; Role of Local Authorities; Help Sought from Business Houses 8. North Eastern FRONTIER REGION IN JEOPARDY : Introduction; Rapid Depletion of Tree Cover; Effect of Population Pressure on Cherapunji; Effect of British Administration; Man-made Destruction; Tipaimukh Hydel Project; Forests Under Community Control; Politically Influenced Tribal Elite; Role of Local Inhabitant 9. HUMAN I Printed Pages: 400. Seller Inventory # 34979

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ISBN 10: 8182054265 ISBN 13: 9788182054264

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About this Item: Isha Books/Gyan Books Pvt. Ltd., 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. The Himalayan ecology and the ecosystems of the urban centers are in the spotlight today. An imbalance in the environment a resulted in glacial recessions, cloud bursts and floods causing massive devastation. This has caused much concern amongst the ecologists and environmentalists. The forest cover is reducing not only in Indian side of Himalaya, but in Bhutan, and Nepal also. This book deals with the problems besetting the Himalayan reviver systems, various mountain ranges, major passes, receding glaciers, pastures, and glacial lakes in regions like Pir Panjal. Dhaula Dhar, Siwalik, Zanskar, Ladakh and East Karakoram ranges. The book also discusses the people and tribes living in distinct ecosystems at various altitudes ranging from Tibet, Nepal, J & K to Kumaon. It also deals with the Himalaya is fragile ecosystem in active seismic zone. The book provides a comprehensive study of the subject to a serious student. Printed Pages: 335. Seller Inventory # 35024

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About this Item: Isha Books/Gyan Books Pvt. Ltd., 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. Natural Resources of Himalaya are immense in richness and variety. First and the foremost, the forest cover at distinct altitudes serves the ecological and environmental balance in the region. The mountain ranges have the deciduous alpine scrubs, birch for forests on the snow-capped peaks to the tropical evergreen forests and Sal tree forests in Tarai and Bhabar. The nature of forests changes with altitudes. The traditional ethnobotany is the source of medicine, foodstuff in form of wild fruits, barks, leaves and flowers to the rural and tribal folks, besides fodder for animals. The book deals fodder for animals. The book deals with a wide variety of Himalayan vegetations. The book also deals with the ethnobotany of Sikkim, Darjeeling, Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal and Uttarakhand in a great detail. Besides the water, mineral, industrial and commercial forestry resources of the mountainous regions have been discussed. The book contains wealth of information on the subject. Printed Pages: 360. Seller Inventory # 35021

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ISBN 10: 8182054184 ISBN 13: 9788182054189

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About this Item: Isha Books/Gyan Books Pvt. Ltd., 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. A number of factors are responsible for disappearance of different art forms from the Himalayan region. The main among them are social, economical and ecological ones. The cultural invasion from outside is also one of them. During Mughal, Sikh and Rajput periods, the Himalayan art and culture was at its zenith. But during the British period, it took a nosedive. The British were rather pragmatic and matter of factly. They wasted no efforts on vain and inane aesthetics even in the building activities. They raised building rather for public schools, hospitals and other public utilities only. This volume describes the social constitution, its polyandrous marriage systems and peculiar customers and rituals , paintings, sculptures and religious practices of Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu Kashmir, Ladakh, Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. This book is a must read for the serious students of art, culture, sociology and anthropology. Contents: Jammu And KashmirLOST VISION : Art IN THE Himalayan REGION TODAY : Himalayan Art; Broad Generalisation; Categories of Himalayan Art; Nature of Work; Ossified Vision; Non-hieratic; Religio-Poetic Themes; Lyrical Depiction; Channels of Communication with Plains; Influence of Travel; External Influence; Ardent Vaishnavism; Mughal Influence on Style; Impact of Sikh Kingdom; Change in Political Situation; Mobility and Adaptation; Sikh Influence; The Local Raphael; The British Influence; Patron`s Taste; Copying the Europeans; Adapting New Technique; Flaw in the System; Court Painters; Quality of Art; No More Good Taste. 2. THE HIMALAYAN Tribes : Cultural Picture of the Himalayas; Costume; A Baluch; A Pathan; The Dard; The Gujjar; Art and Culture of Himalaya; The Gaddi; The Jhecha; The Nepalese; The Bhotia; The Lahauls; The Lepcha; Other Tribes of Arunachal Pradesh; The Tagin; The Adi; Idu-Mishmis; Sema Nagas; The Khasi Male; Manipuri; Kuki; Garo; Himalayan Crafts; Kashmiri Shawls; Kashmiri Embroidery; Kulu Shawl; Its Variations; Chamba Rumal; Bhotia Carpets; Terms for the Design. 3. THE TRIBES OF Nepal : The Kirat-Rai; The Limbu; The Magar or Mangar; The Gurung; The Tharu; The Newar; The Sunwar; The Dhamang; The Sharpa; Some Minor Tribes. 4. HIMALAYAN POLYANDRY : Culture : Family Economy; Joint Family Composition; Average Size of the Family; Pressure on Land; Kolta Families; Features of Different Castes; Family Budget; Self-sufficient Economy; Women`s Needs; Landless Koltas; Dependence on Local Traders; Heaviest Consumers; Multi-Storeyed Houses; The Baur and the Kitchen; The Front Gallery; Two-sloped Roof; Expensive Residence; A Grand Dinner; Recent Changes : A Kolta can Own a House Now; School Buildings; Dress, Ornaments and Body Decoration; No Preference for Ornaments; Restrictions Lifted; Food, Drink and Smoke; No Set Pattern for Meals; Preference in Cereals; Sources of Vegetables; The Visit to Relatives; Sanitation, Hygiene and Nutritional Status; Housing; Disposal of Excreta; Teeth Cleaning; Nutrition; Drinking Liquor; Curing through Magic and Sorcery; Child Mortality. 5. HIMACHAL : ARTS AND Manufacturing : Art Manufacturing; Kangra ki Qalam; Strangeness in Ornaments; Folk Art; Artistic Talent of Pahari People; Resemblance with other Regions; Creative Genius in Golu; Temples; Jawala Mukhi and Bafesari; Mani Mahesh; Nandi; Ganesha Temple; Lakshna; Gandhara Art; Gugga, the Craftsman; Narsinghji; Narsinghji Baba; Jawalamukhi; Folk Dances and Songs; Other Dances; Nataraja; Folk Songs; The Wail of a Woman; Song for a Beautiful Woman; Other Songs. 6. ASPECTS OF Cultural Ecology : Sikkim : Geographical Setting; Traditional Trade Routes; Historical Inputs; Chogyal Stays put at Gangtok; Cultural Fusion and Identity; Sikkimese Middle Class; Traditional Sikkimese Culture; Sustenance of Ecosystem; Ecological Knowledge; Merging with Nature; Social and Cultural Contex Printed Pages: 346. Seller Inventory # 35215

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ISBN 10: 8182054249 ISBN 13: 9788182054240

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About this Item: Isha Books/Gyan Books Pvt. Ltd., 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. This book presents a panoramic overview of Politics and Women Empowerment in the Himalayan Region and north-eastern states, Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. It brings into sharp contrast the fragile Himalayan ecology, due to continuous seismic activities and Movements in the plates tectonics, and the increasing militarisation, Wars and armed Conflicts in the hilly regions. The Chipko Movement launched initially by a few women brought into Focus the mindless exploitation of the Forest resources, and the related issues. Unrest in Sikkim over Rathong Chu Hydel Project and Maoist emergence in Nepal show their peculiar Political slant. Political, economic and Religious Relations between Mongolia and Tibet had its own Mutual effects. In Uttarakhand, the women s powerful and influential due to their participation in Chipko and the agition for the separate state. In actual fact they are very vulnerable due to prevailing polygamy, polyandry and illiteracy. The book is indispensable for se readers and Research scholars. Contents: Introduction I. ECOLOGICAL SECURITY OF THE Himalayas : 1. Background 2. Mountains-International Year 3. The its fragility Himalayan Ecology 4. Ecological Threats to the Himalayas 5. Effect of Global Warming 6. Militarisation of the Himalayas 7. Preparation for War and Counter-insurgency the Himalayan Impact 8. The Wars in the Himalayas 9. Siachen Glacier 10. Future of the Siachen Conflict 11. Impact of 1999 Kargil Conflict of 1999 12. Himalayan Ecology and Insurgency 13. Nuclear Weapons 14. Conclusion II. Ancient Communities OF THE HIMALAYAS : 1. Dinesh Prasad Saklani 2. Political Aspects 3. Political Scenario 4. Emergence of Chieftainship 5. Village Panchayat System 6. Political Confederation III. THE Survival Economy AND Forest Conflicts IN HIMALAYAS : 1. Indigenous Management for Satisfaction of Basic Needs 2. Colonial Forestry : Commercialisation Against Survival 3. Forest Conflicts in the Himalaya 4. The Tilari Declaration of the People of Tehri-Garhwal 30 May 1968 IV. REBELLION AS CONFRONTATION : PEOPLE`S ECOLOGICAL Movement IN Kumaon AND Garhwal OVER FOREST RIGHTS : 1. Begerning of Resistance to Forced Labour 2. Resistance to Forest Management 3. The Utar and Forest Movement of 1921 4. The Forest Movement of 1921 5. Social Protest : 1921-42 6. From Custom to Confrontation 7. Nationalism and the Vanguard Party V. THE CHIPKO MOVEMENT : 1. Ecological Foundation of the Chipko Movement 2. Paradigm Conflict VI. CHIPKO : SOCIAL History OF AN `ENVIRONMENTAL` MOVEMENT : 1. Chipko : Its Origins and Development 2. The Background 3. The 1970 Flood 4. Mandal14 5. Reni16 6. The Government Steps in Reni 7. Chipko Spreads to Tehri 8. Chipko in Kumaun 9. Chipko Returns to Chamoli 10. The Badyargarh Andolan 11. The Andolan 12. Chipko and Popular 13. Consciousness 14. Chipko in a History of Protest 15. Custom and Confrontation in Chipko 16. Chipko as an Environmental Movement 17. The Widening of Chipko VII. DEVELOPMENT PROJECT VIS-A-VIS ETHNO-RELIGIOUS SENTIMENTS : THE RATHONG CHU IMBROGLIO IN Sikkim : 1. Why RATHONG Chu Hydel Project? 2. The Project 3. The Imbroglio 4. The Sentiments 5. Ethno-Religious Backdrop 6. The Stir 7. Conclusion 8. Acknowledgement VIII. BACKGROUND TO POLITICAL UNREST IN Nepal : 1. The Making of Nepal : A Historical Outline 2. Age of Gurkha Expansion 3. Setback to the Policy of Expansion 4. Politics during the Pre-Rana Period 5. Hereditary Monarchy and the Nobility 6. Contest for Regency 7. Rise of Bhimsen Thapa 8. Disintegration and Anarchy 9. Politics and Political System under the Ranas 10. Jang Bahadur`s Policies 11. The Rana Hierarchy 12. Over-Centralization of Power 13. Dissensions in the Rana Family 14. Results of the Rana Rule 15. Origins of Anti- Printed Pages: 400. Seller Inventory # 36813

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About this Item: Isha Books/Gyan Books Pvt. Ltd., 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. Man and animals have biological needs to be met like food, water and protection. But humans are unique as compared to the animals because of their ability to produce a second nature out of the first nature. While the geographical and physical settings determined the adoptive rationale of the earlier human society, with advancement, the humans have carved a second nature out of the first nature. Different cultural entities and civilizations prospered in succession. New discoveries and inventions broke fresh ground with each generation. This book is a detailed study of man in social, anthropological, and psychological perspectives. This is the study of man in his given natural, geographical and social surroundings. In course of time, however, all these outside factors changed effecting the inside changes, too. So, here is a fascinating study since the stage of ape to the modern man.The book also deals with the different world races, individual cultures, and interface between cultures, use of language as a means to educate and brain-washing and different linguistic cultures. It serves as a research study to the discerning reader. Printed Pages: 400. Seller Inventory # 36875

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About this Item: Gyan Books Pvt. Ltd., 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. The Rural and tribal people living beyond the modern Civilization had been dependent on herbs, and Plants in Forests from the time immemorial. Many of these plants are indeed very effective in curing diseases. Some practitioners of this primitive branch of Medicine have become experts in the ethnopharmacology. Many Herbs and plants used in curing various ailments during their practice of magico-sorcery create hallucinogenic Effects on the subject and thus bring about the psychological relief. Plants like Neem serve in various ailments. The tribal healers ranging from Manipur, Nagaland, Nepal, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh and Tibet, etc., are the reservoir of the traditional herbal knowledge. This branch of Folk medicine is a Science of rural and tribal society. The book shows how the shamans combine their herbal wisdom with the magico-sorcery to create psychosomatic effects on their clients. It is a must read for the serious readers. Contents: Introduction 1. THE SCOPE AND AIMS OF Ethnobotany IN A DEVELOPING WORLD : General Ethnobotany; Issue Related to Ethnobotany; Role of Plants and Humans in Ethnobotany; Ais of Ethnobotany; The Role of the Outside in Ethnobotany; The Role of the Insides in Ethnobotany; The Study of Plants; Finding the Ruupose and Good the Plant under Study; Importance of Herbal Indigenous Medicine; Importance of Indigenous Foods; Plants Used as Contruction Resource; Agricultural Crops and Livestock; Pasture Plants; Plants as Firewood Resoures; Ethnobotany of Agro-ecosystems; Vegetation and Plant Management; Fire Uses of Mangement in Plants; Traditional System : Advantage; The Human Ecology Connection; Ethnobotany for Development and Policy Planning 2. ETHNOBOTANY : AN OLD PRACTICE, A NEW DISCIPLINE 3. ETHNOBOTANICAL METHOD AND FACT : A CASE STUDY : Hallucinagenic Plants; Research methodology; Farning Procon Among Swidden Farmers; Conclusion; Notes; Acknowledgments 4. ETHNOBOTANY TODAY AND IN THE FUTURE : Cataloguing and Data Collection; An Interdisciplinary Approach; Ethnoecology; The Amazon Indians; The kayapo Indian; the Bora Indian; The Study of Peasant Agriculturists; Quantitative Inventory of Plant Use; Conclusion; Acknowledgments 5. ETHNOBOTANICAL RESOURCES OF HOT, ARID ZONES OF India : Tribal Groups of the Arid Zone; The Bhils; Dangi Tribals; Maldhari Tribals; Ethnobotanical Resources; Wild Edible Plants; Medicinal Plants; Plants used as Refrigerants; Plants used for Toothbrushes and Toothaches; Plants used for fibres, Mats, Baskets, and Stuffing; Plants used for Firewood and Charcoal; Fodder Plants Relished by Livestock; Plants with Miscellaneous Uses; The Forest in Tribal Economy; Future Strategies and Programmes for Ethnobotanical Research; Conclusion 6. ETHNOPHARMACOLOGY : Atrtihide Towards Herbal Medicine 7. ETHNOPHARMACOLOGY-A CHALLENGE : Defining Ethnopharmacology; Ethnopharmacology and Modern Medicine; Ethnopharmacology and Traditional Medicine; Acknowledgments 8. THE URGENT NEED FOR THE STUDY OF MEDICINAL PLANTS : Reasons for Study; To Rescue Knowledge in Imminent Danger of Being Lost; The Utility of Plants in Current Therapy; To Find New Molecular Models in Plants; The Usefulness of Plants in the Development of Physiopathology; The Wide Use of Plants in Folk Medicine; To Obtain Intermediate Chemicals 9. CONSIDERATIONS IN THE MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO THE STUDY OF RITUAL HALLUCINOGENIC PLANTS : Impact of Reseach on Psychoactive Drugs; Some Botanical Considerations; Geographical Predilection; Non-pharmacological Terminology; Museum Material; Some Chemical Considerations; Some Pharmacological Considerations; Summary; Notes; Acknowledgment 10. ETHNOMYCOLOGY : DISCOVERIES ABOUT AMANITA MUSCARIA POINT TO FRESH PERSPECTIVES : The Discoveries; Fresh Perspectives; New Translation of the Popol Vuh; Identification of the Tree of Life; Iden Printed Pages: 380. Seller Inventory # 34035

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About this Item: Gyan Books Pvt. Ltd., 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. This book presents a folk cultural and anthropological study of the Himalayan folk literature including Nepali, Kashmiri and Dogri. The illiterate rural folks and tribals the world over have their own repertoire of oral literature including songs, ballads, tales, epics and dramas, peculiar to them. Yet it showed the levels of their wisdom and intellect, wit and humour, fiction and realism. Anthropologists during the British period noticed that some tribes were given to more fantasy, whereas the other neighbouring tribes were rather realistic and were able to deal with crude realities of life. The oral literature served to entertain as well as to give moral education and wisdom. In their community, a good story-teller or singer commanded special respect. The myth and legends also meant to cherish religious and social values of their society. The book is a valuable treasure for the students of religion, literature, anthropology and folk culture. In later chapter, is also charts the course of kashmiri, Dogri and Nepali literature during the modern times separately. Printed Pages: 412. Seller Inventory # 34043

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About this Item: Isha Books/Gyan Books Pvt. Ltd., 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. Today Environment and Ecology are the buzzwords. The pace of development and modernisation has endangered the ecological Balance of Himalaya. When the British brought railways in India in the late 18th century, the Himalayan jungles were denuded of vast Forests cover due to the Demand for sleepers. When in early 19th century, the Britishers attempted to curb wanton tree-felling, there arose resentment among the people of Garhwal and Kumaon in Uttarakhand. But in later times, those very Women Folk took to Chipko Movement to curb tree-felling. The book gives a multitude of ill-effects of tree-felling ranging from soil-erosion to causing floods in the plains, and depositing silt. The shrinking of various Himalayan glaciers has also created alarm among the global ecologists and environmentalists. Denudation of forests also has been causing landslides and endangering the wildlife. Now the efforts are being made to avert the man-made disaster. This book comes to grips with the magnitude of problem in the entire Himalayan region. Contents: Introduction 1. ECO-STRESS AROUND Himalaya : Introduction; Impact of Man on Mountains; Statement of Concern; Source of Wealth; Ecological Devastation; Useful International Techniques; Degradation of Mountain Environment; Hans Christoph Rieger; Climatic Erosion; Depletion of Forest; Effects of Natural and Man-Made Erosion; Pressure of Growing Population; The Four Subsystems of Ecological System; Find a Solution; Multi-Pronged Approach, Priority of Present Over Future; Ignoring the Social Losses; Needs A Social Organisation; Project to Influence Human Behaviour Needed 2. HIMALAYA`S STRAIN Environment CALLS FOR QUICK ACTION : Introduction; Effect of Tourism; Extreme Insensitiveness to Environment; No Management Plans; Atmosphere of Avarice and Indifference; Proper Demarcation and Basic Facilities; Duty to Preserve Beauty 3. Himalayan EXPEDITION BY A British CLIMBER-A Review : Introduction; Effect of Tourism and Mountaineering; How to Find a Solution? 4. HIMALAYA-ITS GEOLOGY, METEREOLOGY AND Hydrology : Introduction; Geography of Himalaya; Birth of Himalaya; Complex Landscape; Himalaya-The Determinant of Indian Climate; The Monsoon; Contribution of Glaciers; The Catastropic Events; Disaster Caused in Nepal; Birth of Holy River; The Himalayan Hydrology; Denudation; The Effects of Landslides; Factors Inherent in Himalayan Ecology; Man-made Desolation; Evapotranspiration; Infiltration; CSWCRTIâs Observation; Impact of Afforestation; Result of Steep Slopes; Result of Cultivation; Terraced Farming; Human Contribution; Intensification of Agriculture; Effect of Read Building; Changing Course of Rivers; Impact of Development Activity.n 5. Constitutional PROVISION TO SAVE HIMALAYA : Introduction; Protection to Wild Life; Protection to Wildlife and Forests; Rising Number of National Parks and Sanctuaries; General Awareness and Important Projects; Objective of Project Tiger; Protection and Conservation of Wildlife; Formation of Management Body; Chief Advisory Body; Voluntary Organisations Cropped-up 6. EFFECT OF Pilgrimage IN GANGOTRI-GAUMUKH Region : Introduction; Beginning of Tourism Industry; Effect of Religio-Tourist Activity; Research Project for Eco-conservation; Recommendations 7. Gangotri CONSERVATION PROJECT : Introduction; Gangotri-A Tiny Paradise; Award for Rubbish Collection; Himalayan Environment Trust`s Recommendation; National Park; "Keep Ganga Clean" Project; Role of Local Authorities; Help Sought from Business Houses 8. North Eastern FRONTIER REGION IN JEOPARDY : Introduction; Rapid Depletion of Tree Cover; Effect of Population Pressure on Cherapunji; Effect of British Administration; Man-made Destruction; Tipaimukh Hydel Project; Forests Under Community Control; Politically Influenced Tribal Elite; Role of Local Inhabitant 9. HUMAN I Printed Pages: 400. Seller Inventory # 34979

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About this Item: Isha Books/Gyan Books Pvt. Ltd., 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. Natural Resources of Himalaya are immense in richness and variety. First and the foremost, the forest cover at distinct altitudes serves the ecological and environmental balance in the region. The mountain ranges have the deciduous alpine scrubs, birch for forests on the snow-capped peaks to the tropical evergreen forests and Sal tree forests in Tarai and Bhabar. The nature of forests changes with altitudes. The traditional ethnobotany is the source of medicine, foodstuff in form of wild fruits, barks, leaves and flowers to the rural and tribal folks, besides fodder for animals. The book deals fodder for animals. The book deals with a wide variety of Himalayan vegetations. The book also deals with the ethnobotany of Sikkim, Darjeeling, Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal and Uttarakhand in a great detail. Besides the water, mineral, industrial and commercial forestry resources of the mountainous regions have been discussed. The book contains wealth of information on the subject. Printed Pages: 360. Seller Inventory # 35021

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About this Item: Isha Books/Gyan Books Pvt. Ltd., 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. The Himalayan ecology and the ecosystems of the urban centers are in the spotlight today. An imbalance in the environment a resulted in glacial recessions, cloud bursts and floods causing massive devastation. This has caused much concern amongst the ecologists and environmentalists. The forest cover is reducing not only in Indian side of Himalaya, but in Bhutan, and Nepal also. This book deals with the problems besetting the Himalayan reviver systems, various mountain ranges, major passes, receding glaciers, pastures, and glacial lakes in regions like Pir Panjal. Dhaula Dhar, Siwalik, Zanskar, Ladakh and East Karakoram ranges. The book also discusses the people and tribes living in distinct ecosystems at various altitudes ranging from Tibet, Nepal, J & K to Kumaon. It also deals with the Himalaya is fragile ecosystem in active seismic zone. The book provides a comprehensive study of the subject to a serious student. Printed Pages: 335. Seller Inventory # 35024

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About this Item: Isha Books/Gyan Books Pvt. Ltd., 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. A number of factors are responsible for disappearance of different art forms from the Himalayan region. The main among them are social, economical and ecological ones. The cultural invasion from outside is also one of them. During Mughal, Sikh and Rajput periods, the Himalayan art and culture was at its zenith. But during the British period, it took a nosedive. The British were rather pragmatic and matter of factly. They wasted no efforts on vain and inane aesthetics even in the building activities. They raised building rather for public schools, hospitals and other public utilities only. This volume describes the social constitution, its polyandrous marriage systems and peculiar customers and rituals , paintings, sculptures and religious practices of Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu Kashmir, Ladakh, Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. This book is a must read for the serious students of art, culture, sociology and anthropology. Contents: Jammu And KashmirLOST VISION : Art IN THE Himalayan REGION TODAY : Himalayan Art; Broad Generalisation; Categories of Himalayan Art; Nature of Work; Ossified Vision; Non-hieratic; Religio-Poetic Themes; Lyrical Depiction; Channels of Communication with Plains; Influence of Travel; External Influence; Ardent Vaishnavism; Mughal Influence on Style; Impact of Sikh Kingdom; Change in Political Situation; Mobility and Adaptation; Sikh Influence; The Local Raphael; The British Influence; Patron`s Taste; Copying the Europeans; Adapting New Technique; Flaw in the System; Court Painters; Quality of Art; No More Good Taste. 2. THE HIMALAYAN Tribes : Cultural Picture of the Himalayas; Costume; A Baluch; A Pathan; The Dard; The Gujjar; Art and Culture of Himalaya; The Gaddi; The Jhecha; The Nepalese; The Bhotia; The Lahauls; The Lepcha; Other Tribes of Arunachal Pradesh; The Tagin; The Adi; Idu-Mishmis; Sema Nagas; The Khasi Male; Manipuri; Kuki; Garo; Himalayan Crafts; Kashmiri Shawls; Kashmiri Embroidery; Kulu Shawl; Its Variations; Chamba Rumal; Bhotia Carpets; Terms for the Design. 3. THE TRIBES OF Nepal : The Kirat-Rai; The Limbu; The Magar or Mangar; The Gurung; The Tharu; The Newar; The Sunwar; The Dhamang; The Sharpa; Some Minor Tribes. 4. HIMALAYAN POLYANDRY : Culture : Family Economy; Joint Family Composition; Average Size of the Family; Pressure on Land; Kolta Families; Features of Different Castes; Family Budget; Self-sufficient Economy; Women`s Needs; Landless Koltas; Dependence on Local Traders; Heaviest Consumers; Multi-Storeyed Houses; The Baur and the Kitchen; The Front Gallery; Two-sloped Roof; Expensive Residence; A Grand Dinner; Recent Changes : A Kolta can Own a House Now; School Buildings; Dress, Ornaments and Body Decoration; No Preference for Ornaments; Restrictions Lifted; Food, Drink and Smoke; No Set Pattern for Meals; Preference in Cereals; Sources of Vegetables; The Visit to Relatives; Sanitation, Hygiene and Nutritional Status; Housing; Disposal of Excreta; Teeth Cleaning; Nutrition; Drinking Liquor; Curing through Magic and Sorcery; Child Mortality. 5. HIMACHAL : ARTS AND Manufacturing : Art Manufacturing; Kangra ki Qalam; Strangeness in Ornaments; Folk Art; Artistic Talent of Pahari People; Resemblance with other Regions; Creative Genius in Golu; Temples; Jawala Mukhi and Bafesari; Mani Mahesh; Nandi; Ganesha Temple; Lakshna; Gandhara Art; Gugga, the Craftsman; Narsinghji; Narsinghji Baba; Jawalamukhi; Folk Dances and Songs; Other Dances; Nataraja; Folk Songs; The Wail of a Woman; Song for a Beautiful Woman; Other Songs. 6. ASPECTS OF Cultural Ecology : Sikkim : Geographical Setting; Traditional Trade Routes; Historical Inputs; Chogyal Stays put at Gangtok; Cultural Fusion and Identity; Sikkimese Middle Class; Traditional Sikkimese Culture; Sustenance of Ecosystem; Ecological Knowledge; Merging with Nature; Social and Cultural Contex Printed Pages: 346. Seller Inventory # 35215

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About this Item: Isha Books/Gyan Books Pvt. Ltd., 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. This book presents a panoramic overview of Politics and Women Empowerment in the Himalayan Region and north-eastern states, Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. It brings into sharp contrast the fragile Himalayan ecology, due to continuous seismic activities and Movements in the plates tectonics, and the increasing militarisation, Wars and armed Conflicts in the hilly regions. The Chipko Movement launched initially by a few women brought into Focus the mindless exploitation of the Forest resources, and the related issues. Unrest in Sikkim over Rathong Chu Hydel Project and Maoist emergence in Nepal show their peculiar Political slant. Political, economic and Religious Relations between Mongolia and Tibet had its own Mutual effects. In Uttarakhand, the women s powerful and influential due to their participation in Chipko and the agition for the separate state. In actual fact they are very vulnerable due to prevailing polygamy, polyandry and illiteracy. The book is indispensable for se readers and Research scholars. Contents: Introduction I. ECOLOGICAL SECURITY OF THE Himalayas : 1. Background 2. Mountains-International Year 3. The its fragility Himalayan Ecology 4. Ecological Threats to the Himalayas 5. Effect of Global Warming 6. Militarisation of the Himalayas 7. Preparation for War and Counter-insurgency the Himalayan Impact 8. The Wars in the Himalayas 9. Siachen Glacier 10. Future of the Siachen Conflict 11. Impact of 1999 Kargil Conflict of 1999 12. Himalayan Ecology and Insurgency 13. Nuclear Weapons 14. Conclusion II. Ancient Communities OF THE HIMALAYAS : 1. Dinesh Prasad Saklani 2. Political Aspects 3. Political Scenario 4. Emergence of Chieftainship 5. Village Panchayat System 6. Political Confederation III. THE Survival Economy AND Forest Conflicts IN HIMALAYAS : 1. Indigenous Management for Satisfaction of Basic Needs 2. Colonial Forestry : Commercialisation Against Survival 3. Forest Conflicts in the Himalaya 4. The Tilari Declaration of the People of Tehri-Garhwal 30 May 1968 IV. REBELLION AS CONFRONTATION : PEOPLE`S ECOLOGICAL Movement IN Kumaon AND Garhwal OVER FOREST RIGHTS : 1. Begerning of Resistance to Forced Labour 2. Resistance to Forest Management 3. The Utar and Forest Movement of 1921 4. The Forest Movement of 1921 5. Social Protest : 1921-42 6. From Custom to Confrontation 7. Nationalism and the Vanguard Party V. THE CHIPKO MOVEMENT : 1. Ecological Foundation of the Chipko Movement 2. Paradigm Conflict VI. CHIPKO : SOCIAL History OF AN `ENVIRONMENTAL` MOVEMENT : 1. Chipko : Its Origins and Development 2. The Background 3. The 1970 Flood 4. Mandal14 5. Reni16 6. The Government Steps in Reni 7. Chipko Spreads to Tehri 8. Chipko in Kumaun 9. Chipko Returns to Chamoli 10. The Badyargarh Andolan 11. The Andolan 12. Chipko and Popular 13. Consciousness 14. Chipko in a History of Protest 15. Custom and Confrontation in Chipko 16. Chipko as an Environmental Movement 17. The Widening of Chipko VII. DEVELOPMENT PROJECT VIS-A-VIS ETHNO-RELIGIOUS SENTIMENTS : THE RATHONG CHU IMBROGLIO IN Sikkim : 1. Why RATHONG Chu Hydel Project? 2. The Project 3. The Imbroglio 4. The Sentiments 5. Ethno-Religious Backdrop 6. The Stir 7. Conclusion 8. Acknowledgement VIII. BACKGROUND TO POLITICAL UNREST IN Nepal : 1. The Making of Nepal : A Historical Outline 2. Age of Gurkha Expansion 3. Setback to the Policy of Expansion 4. Politics during the Pre-Rana Period 5. Hereditary Monarchy and the Nobility 6. Contest for Regency 7. Rise of Bhimsen Thapa 8. Disintegration and Anarchy 9. Politics and Political System under the Ranas 10. Jang Bahadur`s Policies 11. The Rana Hierarchy 12. Over-Centralization of Power 13. Dissensions in the Rana Family 14. Results of the Rana Rule 15. Origins of Anti- Printed Pages: 400. Seller Inventory # 36813

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About this Item: Isha Books/Gyan Books Pvt. Ltd., 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. Man and animals have biological needs to be met like food, water and protection. But humans are unique as compared to the animals because of their ability to produce a second nature out of the first nature. While the geographical and physical settings determined the adoptive rationale of the earlier human society, with advancement, the humans have carved a second nature out of the first nature. Different cultural entities and civilizations prospered in succession. New discoveries and inventions broke fresh ground with each generation. This book is a detailed study of man in social, anthropological, and psychological perspectives. This is the study of man in his given natural, geographical and social surroundings. In course of time, however, all these outside factors changed effecting the inside changes, too. So, here is a fascinating study since the stage of ape to the modern man.The book also deals with the different world races, individual cultures, and interface between cultures, use of language as a means to educate and brain-washing and different linguistic cultures. It serves as a research study to the discerning reader. Printed Pages: 400. Seller Inventory # 36875

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About this Item: Gyan Books Pvt. Ltd., 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. The Rural and tribal people living beyond the modern Civilization had been dependent on herbs, and Plants in Forests from the time immemorial. Many of these plants are indeed very effective in curing diseases. Some practitioners of this primitive branch of Medicine have become experts in the ethnopharmacology. Many Herbs and plants used in curing various ailments during their practice of magico-sorcery create hallucinogenic Effects on the subject and thus bring about the psychological relief. Plants like Neem serve in various ailments. The tribal healers ranging from Manipur, Nagaland, Nepal, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh and Tibet, etc., are the reservoir of the traditional herbal knowledge. This branch of Folk medicine is a Science of rural and tribal society. The book shows how the shamans combine their herbal wisdom with the magico-sorcery to create psychosomatic effects on their clients. It is a must read for the serious readers. Contents: Introduction 1. THE SCOPE AND AIMS OF Ethnobotany IN A DEVELOPING WORLD : General Ethnobotany; Issue Related to Ethnobotany; Role of Plants and Humans in Ethnobotany; Ais of Ethnobotany; The Role of the Outside in Ethnobotany; The Role of the Insides in Ethnobotany; The Study of Plants; Finding the Ruupose and Good the Plant under Study; Importance of Herbal Indigenous Medicine; Importance of Indigenous Foods; Plants Used as Contruction Resource; Agricultural Crops and Livestock; Pasture Plants; Plants as Firewood Resoures; Ethnobotany of Agro-ecosystems; Vegetation and Plant Management; Fire Uses of Mangement in Plants; Traditional System : Advantage; The Human Ecology Connection; Ethnobotany for Development and Policy Planning 2. ETHNOBOTANY : AN OLD PRACTICE, A NEW DISCIPLINE 3. ETHNOBOTANICAL METHOD AND FACT : A CASE STUDY : Hallucinagenic Plants; Research methodology; Farning Procon Among Swidden Farmers; Conclusion; Notes; Acknowledgments 4. ETHNOBOTANY TODAY AND IN THE FUTURE : Cataloguing and Data Collection; An Interdisciplinary Approach; Ethnoecology; The Amazon Indians; The kayapo Indian; the Bora Indian; The Study of Peasant Agriculturists; Quantitative Inventory of Plant Use; Conclusion; Acknowledgments 5. ETHNOBOTANICAL RESOURCES OF HOT, ARID ZONES OF India : Tribal Groups of the Arid Zone; The Bhils; Dangi Tribals; Maldhari Tribals; Ethnobotanical Resources; Wild Edible Plants; Medicinal Plants; Plants used as Refrigerants; Plants used for Toothbrushes and Toothaches; Plants used for fibres, Mats, Baskets, and Stuffing; Plants used for Firewood and Charcoal; Fodder Plants Relished by Livestock; Plants with Miscellaneous Uses; The Forest in Tribal Economy; Future Strategies and Programmes for Ethnobotanical Research; Conclusion 6. ETHNOPHARMACOLOGY : Atrtihide Towards Herbal Medicine 7. ETHNOPHARMACOLOGY-A CHALLENGE : Defining Ethnopharmacology; Ethnopharmacology and Modern Medicine; Ethnopharmacology and Traditional Medicine; Acknowledgments 8. THE URGENT NEED FOR THE STUDY OF MEDICINAL PLANTS : Reasons for Study; To Rescue Knowledge in Imminent Danger of Being Lost; The Utility of Plants in Current Therapy; To Find New Molecular Models in Plants; The Usefulness of Plants in the Development of Physiopathology; The Wide Use of Plants in Folk Medicine; To Obtain Intermediate Chemicals 9. CONSIDERATIONS IN THE MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO THE STUDY OF RITUAL HALLUCINOGENIC PLANTS : Impact of Reseach on Psychoactive Drugs; Some Botanical Considerations; Geographical Predilection; Non-pharmacological Terminology; Museum Material; Some Chemical Considerations; Some Pharmacological Considerations; Summary; Notes; Acknowledgment 10. ETHNOMYCOLOGY : DISCOVERIES ABOUT AMANITA MUSCARIA POINT TO FRESH PERSPECTIVES : The Discoveries; Fresh Perspectives; New Translation of the Popol Vuh; Identification of the Tree of Life; Iden Printed Pages: 380. Seller Inventory # 34035

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About this Item: Gyan Books Pvt. Ltd., 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. This book presents a folk cultural and anthropological study of the Himalayan folk literature including Nepali, Kashmiri and Dogri. The illiterate rural folks and tribals the world over have their own repertoire of oral literature including songs, ballads, tales, epics and dramas, peculiar to them. Yet it showed the levels of their wisdom and intellect, wit and humour, fiction and realism. Anthropologists during the British period noticed that some tribes were given to more fantasy, whereas the other neighbouring tribes were rather realistic and were able to deal with crude realities of life. The oral literature served to entertain as well as to give moral education and wisdom. In their community, a good story-teller or singer commanded special respect. The myth and legends also meant to cherish religious and social values of their society. The book is a valuable treasure for the students of religion, literature, anthropology and folk culture. In later chapter, is also charts the course of kashmiri, Dogri and Nepali literature during the modern times separately. Printed Pages: 412. Seller Inventory # 34043

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About this Item: Isha Books/Gyan Books Pvt. Ltd., 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. Today Environment and Ecology are the buzzwords. The pace of development and modernisation has endangered the ecological Balance of Himalaya. When the British brought railways in India in the late 18th century, the Himalayan jungles were denuded of vast Forests cover due to the Demand for sleepers. When in early 19th century, the Britishers attempted to curb wanton tree-felling, there arose resentment among the people of Garhwal and Kumaon in Uttarakhand. But in later times, those very Women Folk took to Chipko Movement to curb tree-felling. The book gives a multitude of ill-effects of tree-felling ranging from soil-erosion to causing floods in the plains, and depositing silt. The shrinking of various Himalayan glaciers has also created alarm among the global ecologists and environmentalists. Denudation of forests also has been causing landslides and endangering the wildlife. Now the efforts are being made to avert the man-made disaster. This book comes to grips with the magnitude of problem in the entire Himalayan region. Contents: Introduction 1. ECO-STRESS AROUND Himalaya : Introduction; Impact of Man on Mountains; Statement of Concern; Source of Wealth; Ecological Devastation; Useful International Techniques; Degradation of Mountain Environment; Hans Christoph Rieger; Climatic Erosion; Depletion of Forest; Effects of Natural and Man-Made Erosion; Pressure of Growing Population; The Four Subsystems of Ecological System; Find a Solution; Multi-Pronged Approach, Priority of Present Over Future; Ignoring the Social Losses; Needs A Social Organisation; Project to Influence Human Behaviour Needed 2. HIMALAYA`S STRAIN Environment CALLS FOR QUICK ACTION : Introduction; Effect of Tourism; Extreme Insensitiveness to Environment; No Management Plans; Atmosphere of Avarice and Indifference; Proper Demarcation and Basic Facilities; Duty to Preserve Beauty 3. Himalayan EXPEDITION BY A British CLIMBER-A Review : Introduction; Effect of Tourism and Mountaineering; How to Find a Solution? 4. HIMALAYA-ITS GEOLOGY, METEREOLOGY AND Hydrology : Introduction; Geography of Himalaya; Birth of Himalaya; Complex Landscape; Himalaya-The Determinant of Indian Climate; The Monsoon; Contribution of Glaciers; The Catastropic Events; Disaster Caused in Nepal; Birth of Holy River; The Himalayan Hydrology; Denudation; The Effects of Landslides; Factors Inherent in Himalayan Ecology; Man-made Desolation; Evapotranspiration; Infiltration; CSWCRTIâs Observation; Impact of Afforestation; Result of Steep Slopes; Result of Cultivation; Terraced Farming; Human Contribution; Intensification of Agriculture; Effect of Read Building; Changing Course of Rivers; Impact of Development Activity.n 5. Constitutional PROVISION TO SAVE HIMALAYA : Introduction; Protection to Wild Life; Protection to Wildlife and Forests; Rising Number of National Parks and Sanctuaries; General Awareness and Important Projects; Objective of Project Tiger; Protection and Conservation of Wildlife; Formation of Management Body; Chief Advisory Body; Voluntary Organisations Cropped-up 6. EFFECT OF Pilgrimage IN GANGOTRI-GAUMUKH Region : Introduction; Beginning of Tourism Industry; Effect of Religio-Tourist Activity; Research Project for Eco-conservation; Recommendations 7. Gangotri CONSERVATION PROJECT : Introduction; Gangotri-A Tiny Paradise; Award for Rubbish Collection; Himalayan Environment Trust`s Recommendation; National Park; "Keep Ganga Clean" Project; Role of Local Authorities; Help Sought from Business Houses 8. North Eastern FRONTIER REGION IN JEOPARDY : Introduction; Rapid Depletion of Tree Cover; Effect of Population Pressure on Cherapunji; Effect of British Administration; Man-made Destruction; Tipaimukh Hydel Project; Forests Under Community Control; Politically Influenced Tribal Elite; Role of Local Inhabitant 9. HUMAN I Printed Pages: 400. Seller Inventory # 34979

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About this Item: Isha Books/Gyan Books Pvt. Ltd., 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. Natural Resources of Himalaya are immense in richness and variety. First and the foremost, the forest cover at distinct altitudes serves the ecological and environmental balance in the region. The mountain ranges have the deciduous alpine scrubs, birch for forests on the snow-capped peaks to the tropical evergreen forests and Sal tree forests in Tarai and Bhabar. The nature of forests changes with altitudes. The traditional ethnobotany is the source of medicine, foodstuff in form of wild fruits, barks, leaves and flowers to the rural and tribal folks, besides fodder for animals. The book deals fodder for animals. The book deals with a wide variety of Himalayan vegetations. The book also deals with the ethnobotany of Sikkim, Darjeeling, Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal and Uttarakhand in a great detail. Besides the water, mineral, industrial and commercial forestry resources of the mountainous regions have been discussed. The book contains wealth of information on the subject. Printed Pages: 360. Seller Inventory # 35021

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About this Item: Isha Books/Gyan Books Pvt. Ltd., 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. The Himalayan ecology and the ecosystems of the urban centers are in the spotlight today. An imbalance in the environment a resulted in glacial recessions, cloud bursts and floods causing massive devastation. This has caused much concern amongst the ecologists and environmentalists. The forest cover is reducing not only in Indian side of Himalaya, but in Bhutan, and Nepal also. This book deals with the problems besetting the Himalayan reviver systems, various mountain ranges, major passes, receding glaciers, pastures, and glacial lakes in regions like Pir Panjal. Dhaula Dhar, Siwalik, Zanskar, Ladakh and East Karakoram ranges. The book also discusses the people and tribes living in distinct ecosystems at various altitudes ranging from Tibet, Nepal, J & K to Kumaon. It also deals with the Himalaya is fragile ecosystem in active seismic zone. The book provides a comprehensive study of the subject to a serious student. Printed Pages: 335. Seller Inventory # 35024

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About this Item: Isha Books/Gyan Books Pvt. Ltd., 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. A number of factors are responsible for disappearance of different art forms from the Himalayan region. The main among them are social, economical and ecological ones. The cultural invasion from outside is also one of them. During Mughal, Sikh and Rajput periods, the Himalayan art and culture was at its zenith. But during the British period, it took a nosedive. The British were rather pragmatic and matter of factly. They wasted no efforts on vain and inane aesthetics even in the building activities. They raised building rather for public schools, hospitals and other public utilities only. This volume describes the social constitution, its polyandrous marriage systems and peculiar customers and rituals , paintings, sculptures and religious practices of Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu Kashmir, Ladakh, Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. This book is a must read for the serious students of art, culture, sociology and anthropology. Contents: Jammu And KashmirLOST VISION : Art IN THE Himalayan REGION TODAY : Himalayan Art; Broad Generalisation; Categories of Himalayan Art; Nature of Work; Ossified Vision; Non-hieratic; Religio-Poetic Themes; Lyrical Depiction; Channels of Communication with Plains; Influence of Travel; External Influence; Ardent Vaishnavism; Mughal Influence on Style; Impact of Sikh Kingdom; Change in Political Situation; Mobility and Adaptation; Sikh Influence; The Local Raphael; The British Influence; Patron`s Taste; Copying the Europeans; Adapting New Technique; Flaw in the System; Court Painters; Quality of Art; No More Good Taste. 2. THE HIMALAYAN Tribes : Cultural Picture of the Himalayas; Costume; A Baluch; A Pathan; The Dard; The Gujjar; Art and Culture of Himalaya; The Gaddi; The Jhecha; The Nepalese; The Bhotia; The Lahauls; The Lepcha; Other Tribes of Arunachal Pradesh; The Tagin; The Adi; Idu-Mishmis; Sema Nagas; The Khasi Male; Manipuri; Kuki; Garo; Himalayan Crafts; Kashmiri Shawls; Kashmiri Embroidery; Kulu Shawl; Its Variations; Chamba Rumal; Bhotia Carpets; Terms for the Design. 3. THE TRIBES OF Nepal : The Kirat-Rai; The Limbu; The Magar or Mangar; The Gurung; The Tharu; The Newar; The Sunwar; The Dhamang; The Sharpa; Some Minor Tribes. 4. HIMALAYAN POLYANDRY : Culture : Family Economy; Joint Family Composition; Average Size of the Family; Pressure on Land; Kolta Families; Features of Different Castes; Family Budget; Self-sufficient Economy; Women`s Needs; Landless Koltas; Dependence on Local Traders; Heaviest Consumers; Multi-Storeyed Houses; The Baur and the Kitchen; The Front Gallery; Two-sloped Roof; Expensive Residence; A Grand Dinner; Recent Changes : A Kolta can Own a House Now; School Buildings; Dress, Ornaments and Body Decoration; No Preference for Ornaments; Restrictions Lifted; Food, Drink and Smoke; No Set Pattern for Meals; Preference in Cereals; Sources of Vegetables; The Visit to Relatives; Sanitation, Hygiene and Nutritional Status; Housing; Disposal of Excreta; Teeth Cleaning; Nutrition; Drinking Liquor; Curing through Magic and Sorcery; Child Mortality. 5. HIMACHAL : ARTS AND Manufacturing : Art Manufacturing; Kangra ki Qalam; Strangeness in Ornaments; Folk Art; Artistic Talent of Pahari People; Resemblance with other Regions; Creative Genius in Golu; Temples; Jawala Mukhi and Bafesari; Mani Mahesh; Nandi; Ganesha Temple; Lakshna; Gandhara Art; Gugga, the Craftsman; Narsinghji; Narsinghji Baba; Jawalamukhi; Folk Dances and Songs; Other Dances; Nataraja; Folk Songs; The Wail of a Woman; Song for a Beautiful Woman; Other Songs. 6. ASPECTS OF Cultural Ecology : Sikkim : Geographical Setting; Traditional Trade Routes; Historical Inputs; Chogyal Stays put at Gangtok; Cultural Fusion and Identity; Sikkimese Middle Class; Traditional Sikkimese Culture; Sustenance of Ecosystem; Ecological Knowledge; Merging with Nature; Social and Cultural Contex Printed Pages: 346. Seller Inventory # 35215

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About this Item: Isha Books/Gyan Books Pvt. Ltd., 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. This book presents a panoramic overview of Politics and Women Empowerment in the Himalayan Region and north-eastern states, Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. It brings into sharp contrast the fragile Himalayan ecology, due to continuous seismic activities and Movements in the plates tectonics, and the increasing militarisation, Wars and armed Conflicts in the hilly regions. The Chipko Movement launched initially by a few women brought into Focus the mindless exploitation of the Forest resources, and the related issues. Unrest in Sikkim over Rathong Chu Hydel Project and Maoist emergence in Nepal show their peculiar Political slant. Political, economic and Religious Relations between Mongolia and Tibet had its own Mutual effects. In Uttarakhand, the women s powerful and influential due to their participation in Chipko and the agition for the separate state. In actual fact they are very vulnerable due to prevailing polygamy, polyandry and illiteracy. The book is indispensable for se readers and Research scholars. Contents: Introduction I. ECOLOGICAL SECURITY OF THE Himalayas : 1. Background 2. Mountains-International Year 3. The its fragility Himalayan Ecology 4. Ecological Threats to the Himalayas 5. Effect of Global Warming 6. Militarisation of the Himalayas 7. Preparation for War and Counter-insurgency the Himalayan Impact 8. The Wars in the Himalayas 9. Siachen Glacier 10. Future of the Siachen Conflict 11. Impact of 1999 Kargil Conflict of 1999 12. Himalayan Ecology and Insurgency 13. Nuclear Weapons 14. Conclusion II. Ancient Communities OF THE HIMALAYAS : 1. Dinesh Prasad Saklani 2. Political Aspects 3. Political Scenario 4. Emergence of Chieftainship 5. Village Panchayat System 6. Political Confederation III. THE Survival Economy AND Forest Conflicts IN HIMALAYAS : 1. Indigenous Management for Satisfaction of Basic Needs 2. Colonial Forestry : Commercialisation Against Survival 3. Forest Conflicts in the Himalaya 4. The Tilari Declaration of the People of Tehri-Garhwal 30 May 1968 IV. REBELLION AS CONFRONTATION : PEOPLE`S ECOLOGICAL Movement IN Kumaon AND Garhwal OVER FOREST RIGHTS : 1. Begerning of Resistance to Forced Labour 2. Resistance to Forest Management 3. The Utar and Forest Movement of 1921 4. The Forest Movement of 1921 5. Social Protest : 1921-42 6. From Custom to Confrontation 7. Nationalism and the Vanguard Party V. THE CHIPKO MOVEMENT : 1. Ecological Foundation of the Chipko Movement 2. Paradigm Conflict VI. CHIPKO : SOCIAL History OF AN `ENVIRONMENTAL` MOVEMENT : 1. Chipko : Its Origins and Development 2. The Background 3. The 1970 Flood 4. Mandal14 5. Reni16 6. The Government Steps in Reni 7. Chipko Spreads to Tehri 8. Chipko in Kumaun 9. Chipko Returns to Chamoli 10. The Badyargarh Andolan 11. The Andolan 12. Chipko and Popular 13. Consciousness 14. Chipko in a History of Protest 15. Custom and Confrontation in Chipko 16. Chipko as an Environmental Movement 17. The Widening of Chipko VII. DEVELOPMENT PROJECT VIS-A-VIS ETHNO-RELIGIOUS SENTIMENTS : THE RATHONG CHU IMBROGLIO IN Sikkim : 1. Why RATHONG Chu Hydel Project? 2. The Project 3. The Imbroglio 4. The Sentiments 5. Ethno-Religious Backdrop 6. The Stir 7. Conclusion 8. Acknowledgement VIII. BACKGROUND TO POLITICAL UNREST IN Nepal : 1. The Making of Nepal : A Historical Outline 2. Age of Gurkha Expansion 3. Setback to the Policy of Expansion 4. Politics during the Pre-Rana Period 5. Hereditary Monarchy and the Nobility 6. Contest for Regency 7. Rise of Bhimsen Thapa 8. Disintegration and Anarchy 9. Politics and Political System under the Ranas 10. Jang Bahadur`s Policies 11. The Rana Hierarchy 12. Over-Centralization of Power 13. Dissensions in the Rana Family 14. Results of the Rana Rule 15. Origins of Anti- Printed Pages: 400. Seller Inventory # 36813

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About this Item: Isha Books/Gyan Books Pvt. Ltd., 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. Man and animals have biological needs to be met like food, water and protection. But humans are unique as compared to the animals because of their ability to produce a second nature out of the first nature. While the geographical and physical settings determined the adoptive rationale of the earlier human society, with advancement, the humans have carved a second nature out of the first nature. Different cultural entities and civilizations prospered in succession. New discoveries and inventions broke fresh ground with each generation. This book is a detailed study of man in social, anthropological, and psychological perspectives. This is the study of man in his given natural, geographical and social surroundings. In course of time, however, all these outside factors changed effecting the inside changes, too. So, here is a fascinating study since the stage of ape to the modern man.The book also deals with the different world races, individual cultures, and interface between cultures, use of language as a means to educate and brain-washing and different linguistic cultures. It serves as a research study to the discerning reader. Printed Pages: 400. Seller Inventory # 36875

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About this Item: Gyan Books Pvt. Ltd., 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. First edition. Vol 1: Historical Account of Himalayan Mountaineering, Search and Rescue Operation, Mustang, Altruistic toruism, Pilgrimage and Tourism Gangotri-Gaumukh Area, Eco-Tourism for Garhwal Himalaya, Eco-Tourism in Mountain Regions, Eco-Tourism in Uttaranchal, Transport and its Role in Growth of Tourism in the Central Himalaya, Sustainable Mountain Tourism Development an Analytical Approach, True Account of Everest, Upon that Mountain, Historical Background to Himalayan Odyssey, Sikkim, Kanchenjunga, Index, Vol. 2: Snow and Rain Over the Himalayans, Himalayan Glaciers, Main Rivers of the Himalayans, Himalayan River Systems, Himalayan River of Assam, Himalayan Rivers of Punjab, Himalayan Rivers of Nepal, Drainage Basins of Eastern Himalayans, The Kaneli Watershed, The Panar Watershed, Watershed Management, Water Ecosystems, The How and Why of Himalayan River Gorges, Floods and Landslides in The Himalayans. Printed Pages: 761. Seller Inventory # 33857

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About this Item: Gyan Books Pvt. Ltd., 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. First edition. Vol 1: Historical Account of Himalayan Mountaineering, Search and Rescue Operation, Mustang, Altruistic toruism, Pilgrimage and Tourism Gangotri-Gaumukh Area, Eco-Tourism for Garhwal Himalaya, Eco-Tourism in Mountain Regions, Eco-Tourism in Uttaranchal, Transport and its Role in Growth of Tourism in the Central Himalaya, Sustainable Mountain Tourism Development an Analytical Approach, True Account of Everest, Upon that Mountain, Historical Background to Himalayan Odyssey, Sikkim, Kanchenjunga, Index, Vol. 2: Snow and Rain Over the Himalayans, Himalayan Glaciers, Main Rivers of the Himalayans, Himalayan River Systems, Himalayan River of Assam, Himalayan Rivers of Punjab, Himalayan Rivers of Nepal, Drainage Basins of Eastern Himalayans, The Kaneli Watershed, The Panar Watershed, Watershed Management, Water Ecosystems, The How and Why of Himalayan River Gorges, Floods and Landslides in The Himalayans. Printed Pages: 761. Seller Inventory # 33857

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About this Item: Isha Books/Gyan Books Pvt. Ltd., 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. Volume-1. Historical Perspective: This book gives a detailed account of the origin and location of Himalaya. Aeons ago, the region was covered by a shallow Tethys Sea, but as a result of the plates tectonics coming closer and colliding, there emerged the mountain of Himalaya. This is the youngest mountain of the world which is still registering growth in its peaks annually. Besides these fascinating details, it deals with the different ranges of Kashmir, Uttarakhand, and other parts of western and eastern Himalaya, which are diverse ecological, environmental and climatic zones. Volume-2. Demography and Human Geography: Another volume of this book deals with the demography and social structure in various regions of the Himalaya. This includes the people, communities, languages, the aboriginals, and later arrivals. The people of Jaunsar-Bawar are called as the ^relics of Past^, who still preserve their culture dating back to Mahabharata period. There are polyandrous and polygynandrous people in Jaunsar-Bawar, Spiti and Lahaul. This book also deals with kinship and social organisation of India, Bhutan and Nepal. Volume-3. Geological and Physical Perspective: This volume deals with Geology of Nepal, Uttarakhand, Myth, History and Man, and other facts about Nepal. This book in three volumes contains uptodate wealth of information culled from various sources on the subject in fascinating detail. Printed Pages: 1174. Seller Inventory # 35331

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