The Social Economy of the Himalayans: Based on a Survey in the Kumaon Himalayas

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Mittal Publications, 1988 - Himalaya Mountains - 264 pages
 

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Contents

Prefatory Introduction
1
Preface
9
Foreword
13
Glossary
15
Physical Features and Natural Regions
25
Agriculture in the Region of the Highest Himalayan Habitations The Bhotiya Region
40
The Nomadism of the Himalayas and the Itinerary of the Nomads
49
The Industries of the Himalayans
61
Manures and Manuring
128
Rotation of Crops
136
Irrigation and Embanking
141
Harvesting Threshing Winnowing and Husking
147
Agricultural Pests and Natural Obstacles
153
Agricultural Implements of the Himalayans
159
Himalayan Cattle Transhumance and HayMaking
165
The Winter Exodus to the Bhabars Eating Sunshine
175

The SubHimalayan or the Almora Region
71
Intermittent Cultivation Kalil Culture
82
Terracing and Terraces
90
DryFarming in the Upland Slopes The Upraon Lands
95
WetFarming in the Himalayan Valleys The Talaon Lands
103
Commercial Crops
120
The SocioEconomic Status of the Woman Division of Labour among the Sexes
187
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193
Appendix
240
B Ropai Expenses
244
Index
250

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