Art And Culture of Himalaya: Book by K.S. Gulia

Art And Culture of Himalaya

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ISBN: 9788182054189    Publisher: Isha Books Year of publishing: 2007     Format:  Hardback No of Pages: 346        Language: English
Description About The Author:- Brigadier (Dr.) Kuldip Singh Gulia is a noted and active environmentalist. A Ph.D. in Human Ecology of the Himalayan Ecosystems, he has applied himself into sustained research...Read more
Description About The Author:- Brigadier (Dr.) Kuldip Singh Gulia is a noted and active environmentalist. A Ph.D. in Human Ecology of the Himalayan Ecosystems, he has applied himself into sustained research in various facets of Human Ecology. Compilations of the vast storehouse of Human Ecology papers have been published in five volumes under the title "Encyclopaedia of Human Ecology". His books Human Ecology of Sikkim and Geneses of Disasters, have been widely acclaimed in the intellectual circles for qualitative and analytical excellence. His research papers on human ecosystems of the Himalayas and of the Arid Zone of Indian Thar Desert make interesting studies. The author commanded an Infantry Brigade in Gujrat in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake of 26 January 2001, and was deeply involved in rehabilitating the suffering population in the affected areas. He successfully commanded his Brigade in Munabao sector of Barmer (Rajasthan) during OPERATION PRAKRAM. Currently appointed as Director of the Pratap Group of Public Schools at Karnal, he continues his Human Ecology related works in the Ecosystems of the Indian Schooling fraternity.Contents:- Contents # Introduction : Lost Vision: Art in the Himalayan Region Today : The Himalayan Tribes : The Tribes of Nepal : Himalayan Polyandry : Himachal Arts and Manufacturing : Aspects of Cultural Ecology : Sikkim : Tradition as a Factor in Modernization -- A Case Study of Bhutan : Art and Painting: Uttarakhand : Myth, History and Man : Pahari Painting: Himachal and Jammu Kashmir : Social Culture of Kumaon Himalaya : Social Cultural of Jammu and Kashmir : Jagar -- Spirit Possession Seance in Kumaon : Nepali Art : Ladakhi Popular Culture : IndexAbout The Book:- 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., About The Author:- Brigadier (Dr.) Kuldip Singh Gulia Is A Noted And Active Environmentalist. A Ph.D. In Human Ecology Of The Himalayan Ecosystems, He Has Applied Himself Into Sustained Research In Various Facets Of Human Ecology. Compilations Of The Vast Storehouse Of Human Ecology Papers Have Been Published In Five Volumes Under The Title "Encyclopaedia Of Human Ecology". His Books Human Ecology Of Sikkim And Geneses Of Disasters, Have Been Widely Acclaimed In The Intellectual Circles For Qualitative And Analytical Excellence. His Research Papers On Human Ecosystems Of The Himalayas And Of The Arid Zone Of Indian Thar Desert Make Interesting Studies. The Author Commanded An Infantry Brigade In Gujrat In The Aftermath Of The Devastating Earthquake Of 26 January 2001, And Was Deeply Involved In Rehabilitating The Suffering Population In The Affected Areas. He Successfully Commanded His Brigade In Munabao Sector Of Barmer (Rajasthan) During Operation Prakram. Currently Appointed As Director Of The Pratap Group Of Public Schools At Karnal, He Continues His Human Ecology Related Works In The Ecosystems Of The Indian Schooling Fraternity., Content:- Introduction : Lost Vision: Art In The Himalayan Region Today : The Himalayan Tribes : The Tribes Of Nepal : Himalayan Polyandry : Himachal Arts And Manufacturing : Aspects Of Cultural Ecology : Sikkim : Tradition As A Factor In Modernization -- A Case Study Of Bhutan : Art And Painting: Uttarakhand : Myth, History And Man : Pahari Painting: Himachal And Jammu Kashmir : Social Culture Of Kumaon Himalaya : Social Cultural Of Jammu And Kashmir : Jagar -- Spirit Possession Seance In Kumaon : Nepali Art : Ladakhi Popular Culture : Index
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