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 Bhutan in the east. 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 and death which are, in a more or less degree, observed by every social group in 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 sub-continent, better known as wonderland for its peculiar socio-cultural customs and rites.
About the Author:
PROF.D.D. SHARMA is a renowned scholar of Sanskrit and Linguistics. He has to his credit more than 30 research volumes and scores of research papers on language, culture and literature, published in the journals of national and international repute. On Himalayan languages and cultures alone his publications are more than 20.