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History, Culture And Customs of Sikkim

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ISBN: 9788121209649    Publisher: Gyan Publishing House Year of publishing: 2008     Format:  Hardback No of Pages: 464        Language: English
Description About The Author:- Mr. Jash Subba, a post graduate in agricultural science from IARI. New Delhi, is a prolific writer and critic. Born in 1949 at Hee, one of the villages of Sikkim joined Agriculture...Read more
Description About The Author:- Mr. Jash Subba, a post graduate in agricultural science from IARI. New Delhi, is a prolific writer and critic. Born in 1949 at Hee, one of the villages of Sikkim joined Agriculture service and has retired from Government Service in 2007 after 32 years as Principal Director Agriculture. During his long period of service he held a number of posts in the State Government and has contributed a lot for the development of agriculture and horticulture. He has also worked as consultant to FAO, SARD-M project, and is an expert on sustainable mountain farming systems. Besides, he has eighteen books in his credit on diverse subjects ranging from agriculture, horticulture, biodiversity, culture, anthropology, religion and philosophy. He has also contributed a number of articles and participated in seminars in the country and abroad.Contents:- Foreword • Acknowledgement • Acronyms • Chronology • History and Culture • Land, People and Livelihood • Landscape, Agricultural Ecosystems and Sacred Places • Shelter and Architecture • Food and Dress Culture • Religion and Social Transformation • Language and Literature • Folk Culture • Festivals and Leisure Activities • Art and Culture • Health and Culture • The Lepchas • The Bhutias • The Sherpas • The Ancient Kiratas • The Communities Analogous to Kiratas • The Khasas • The Communities Analogous to Khasas • The Newas • Glossary • Selected Reference • Index.About The Book:- Sikkim, The Tiny Himalayan Kingdom Came In Existence In 1642 A.D. With A Much Larger Area Than It Was In 1975 A.D. Before It'S Integration In The Kingdom Was The Whole Of Limbuwan, Now The Eastern Most Part Of Nepal, Southern Parts Of Tibet Autonomous Region Of China From Nathu La And Jelep La To The Tang La Beyond Phari Jong, Western Bhutan Up To The Watershed Range Between The Ammo Chu Valley And Har Chu Valley, And The Northern Plains Of West Bengal As Far South As Titalaiya And Purnea Of Bihar. The Kingdom Disintegrated In Eight Phases In Different Period Of Time When It'S Considerable Areas Were Annexed By Bhutan, Nepal, China And British India Of Those Days, And Was Finally Integrated As One Of The States Of Indian Union In 1975 A.D. Thereby Loosing It'S Identity As A Himalayan Kingdom. The Book Provides Insight Into The History Of Its Existence As The Himalayan Kingdom And It'S Disintegration In Various Phases, Ethnicity, Culture And Customs Of The People Of Sikkim., About The Author:- Mr. Jash Subba, A Post Graduate In Agricultural Science From Iari. New Delhi, Is A Prolific Writer And Critic. Born In 1949 At Hee, One Of The Villages Of Sikkim Joined Agriculture Service And Has Retired From Government Service In 2007 After 32 Years As Principal Director Agriculture. During His Long Period Of Service He Held A Number Of Posts In The State Government And Has Contributed A Lot For The Development Of Agriculture And Horticulture. He Has Also Worked As Consultant To Fao, Sard-M Project, And Is An Expert On Sustainable Mountain Farming Systems. Besides, He Has Eighteen Books In His Credit On Diverse Subjects Ranging From Agriculture, Horticulture, Biodiversity, Culture, Anthropology, Religion And Philosophy. He Has Also Contributed A Number Of Articles And Participated In Seminars In The Country And Abroad., Content:- Foreword • Acknowledgement • Acronyms • Chronology • History And Culture • Land, People And Livelihood • Landscape, Agricultural Ecosystems And Sacred Places • Shelter And Architecture • Food And Dress Culture • Religion And Social Transformation • Language And Literature • Folk Culture • Festivals And Leisure Activities • Art And Culture • Health And Culture • The Lepchas • The Bhutias • The Sherpas • The Ancient Kiratas • The Communities Analogous To Kiratas • The Khasas • The Communities Analogous To Khasas • The Newas • Glossary • Selected Reference • Index.
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