Himalayan histories: economy, polity, religious traditions

Intro -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Defining Spaces, Constructing Identities Regional History and the Himalaya -- Defining Spaces and the Creation of Landscape -- Constructing Identities -- Regional Continuities in India -- Theoretical Trends in Mountain Studies -- The Himala...

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Main Author: Singh, Chetan
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Albany State University of New York Press [2019]
Series/Journal:SUNY Series in Hindu Studies
Asian studies / History
Further subjects:B Himalaya Mountains Region ; History
B Ethnology ; Himalaya Mountains Region
B Electronic books
B Himalaya Mountains Region ; Social life and customs
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Erscheint auch als: Singh, Chetan: Himalayan Histories : Economy, Polity, Religious Traditions. - Albany : State University of New York Press,c2019. - 9781438475219
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Summary:Intro -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Defining Spaces, Constructing Identities Regional History and the Himalaya -- Defining Spaces and the Creation of Landscape -- Constructing Identities -- Regional Continuities in India -- Theoretical Trends in Mountain Studies -- The Himalaya: Similarities and Diversities -- Is "Zomia" a Renewed Search for a Larger Commonality? -- 3 Defining Community Territory and Transformation in the Western Himalaya -- II -- III -- IV -- V -- 4 Geography, Religion, and Hegemony Constructing the State in the Western Himalaya -- Introduction -- Geography and Political Expansion -- Religion: The Mainstream -- The Hidden Valleys -- Hegemony -- Chiefdoms and Intermediate Societies: Legitimacy and Legend -- Keonthal Thakurai -- Village Gods and Communities -- Territorial Allegiance -- Conclusion -- 5 Nature, Religion, and Politics Keonthal and Kumharsain -- II -- III -- Keonthal Thakurai -- Kumharsain Thakurai -- IV -- 6 Myth, Legend, and Folklore in Himalayan Society -- Making Histories -- Overlapping Realms: The Great and Little Traditions -- Polity, Legitimacy, and Primordial Myths -- The Kingdom of Kulu -- (1) Myth A -- (2) Myth B -- (3) The Legend of Raghunath -- The Kingdom of Bashahr -- (1) Myth A -- (2) Myth B -- Territory, Social Order, and Intermediate Legends -- The Legend of Mahasu -- (1) Hanol Version -- (2) Bashahr Version -- (3) Version III -- The Legend of Srigul -- (1) Sirmur Version -- (2) Jubbal Version -- Small Communities and Village Folklore -- Postscript -- 7 The Dum Community Consciousness, Peasant Resistance, or Political Intrigue? -- II -- III -- IV -- 8 Between Two Worlds The Trader Pastoralists of Kinnaur -- Kinnaur -- Society and the Family -- Pastoral Practices -- Trade -- Between Two Worlds -- 9 Strategy of Interdependence Gaddi, Peasant, and State
10 Migration and Trade in Mountain Societies -- Migratory Practices -- Knowledge of Mountain Migrations -- Kinnaur: High Mountain Economy of the Peasant-Pastoralist-Trader -- Trade and Entrepreneurship -- The Structure of Trans-Himalayan Trade -- The Low Hills: Merchants and Moneylenders -- Migration and the Chronological Gap -- 11 Pastoralism and the Making of Colonial Modernity in Kulu, 1850-1952 -- Agro-Pastoralism: The Complexities of Making a Balance -- Agro-Pastoral System in Kulu -- Traditional Grazing Practices in Kulu -- Pastoralism and the State -- Trends in Pastoralism and Agriculture under Colonialism -- Colonial "Modernity": The Implications of New Revenue and Forest Regulations -- Post-Independence Situation -- 12 Diverse Forms of Polyandry, Customary Rights of Inheritance, and Landownership in the Western Himalaya -- Introduction -- Describing Polyandry -- Explaining Polyandry -- Inheritance and Partition of Family Property -- The Role of State, Community, and Household in Land Control -- Conclusion -- 13 Thresholds in the Wilderness Identities, Interests, and Modernity in Western Himalayan Borderlands -- The Search for Highland Essentialities -- The Idea of Modern Development -- Development, Modernization, and Modernity -- The Presumed Marginality of the Western Himalaya -- Early European Perspectives on the Western Himalaya -- Transitory Zones and Transformation -- Ladakh Borderland: Trade and Society -- Kinnaur and Modernity -- Markets, Money, and Exchange -- Society and Social Organisation -- Some Questions about Altered Western Himalayan Identities -- 14 Riverbank to Hilltop Pre-colonial Towns and the Impact of British Rule on Urban Growth -- Introduction: Some Methodological Issues -- The Old Tradition: Capital Towns and Markets -- The New Order: Hill Stations and Sanatoriums -- Bibliography -- Index
ISBN:1438475233