-Where Mortals and the Mountain Gods Meet brings together a group of scholars from different disciplines such as art, music, religion, history, economics and pure sciences to present a variety of approaches to the study of mountain societies. It examines the importance of the Himalayan snow for the perennial rivers, its rich and diversified plant biodiversity and forest wealth the economy and society including the pastoralist communities, architectural sculpture and epigraphical treasures, the traditional system of knowledge and its celebrity at the village level and many more interesting topics.
About the Author:
-Laxman S. Thakur teaches Ancient history and archaeology at Himanchal Pradesh University, Shimla since 1985. He is the author of The Architectural Heritage of Himanchal Pradesh: Origin and Development of Temple Styles, Munshiram Manoharlal New delhi 1996 and Buddhism in the Western Himalaya: A Study of the Tabo Monastery Oxford University Press New Delhi 2001.