CONTENTS:- 1. The land and history. 2. The people and tribes. 3. Myths and mythology. 4. Faith and religion. 5. Legends and traditions. 6. Ritual forms and traditional practices. 7. Birth-death rituals. 8. Devta institution and rituals. 9. Dwelling rituals. 10. Festival rituals. 11. Thoda: a ritualistic and romantic folk play.
The Himalaya with preponderant mountain-chains are inhabited by very interesting people with splendid religious history. They hug their primitiveness as much as they embrace the pinnacles of civilization. They present a rare blend of the old and the new. Their life speaks of their hoary past. The present book deals with their folklore, beliefs and superstitions, rites and rituals, myths and mythology, legends and legendary tales and conventions and traditions. Besides interesting legends and myths, birth-death rituals, dwelling rituals, festival rituals and Devta institution and its rituals discussed in the book are worth reading.