Peculiar Customs and Rites of the Himalayan People
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Book ID : 9157
ISBN-10 : 81-7099-773-9 / 8170997739
ISBN-13 : 978-81-7099-773-3 / 9788170997733
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Edition : (First Edition)
Language : English
xiv, 174p., Bib., Index, 23 cm.
CONTENTS:- 1. Marriage Systems among Himalayan Tribes. 2. Socio-Culturally Sanctioned Modes of Marriage. 3. Non-Conventional Forms of Marriage. 4. Dissolution of Marriage. 5. Sexual Laxity. 6. Peculiar Marriage Customs. 7. Death and Post-Death Rites and Ritual. 8. Miscellaneous Aspects of Socio-cultural Behaviour.
Peculiar Customs and Rites of the Himalayan People is an outcome of the more than 20 years personal acquaintance with the socio-cultural life style of the Himalayan peoples, inhabiting from Ladakh in the West to human in the east, besides, some of the studies relating to the people of various Himalayan regions have also have supplemented to the data already collected from the fields by the author during his linquistic survey of the4se regions from the year 1975 to 1995. Although peculiarities and variations of the socio-cultural patterns of the Himalayan people are inexhaustible, yet the author has, for this study, selected only a few of them which may be of greater interest to the readers of the world at large. As such prominence has been given to customs and rites pertaining to birth, marriage or less degree, observed by every social group on the world over. It is hoped that this volume will provide a deep insight to the readers interested in having intimate knowledge of socio-cultural patterns of the people of the Himalayan regions of the Indian subcontinent, better known as wonderland for its peculiar socio-cultural customs and rites.