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The Cultural Heritage of the Trans-Himalaya (Kinnaur)
Authorship Description
P. S. Negi Loktus.
Bibliographical Details x, 411 p. ills. (col.). maps. 29 cm.
Edition, Place & Publisher 1st ed. New Delhi, D. K. Printworld (P) Ltd.
ISBN-10 8124608113
ISBN-13 9788124608111, 978-8124608111
Year of Publication 2015.
Further Details In association with Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi.
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KK Stock No. KK-126429
The Cultural Heritage of the Trans-Himalaya (Kinnaur)

"The work is a study of the cultural heritage of the trans-Himalayan area of Himchal Pradesh, especially Kinnaur, that involves documentation of traditional institutions like temples, monasteries, Bon chos, artefacts, forts and old dialects of various ethnic groups.

Relying on field studies, the volume throws light on the socio-economic and cultural life of the people of the region of Kinnaur including a study of their customs and architectural heritage. It discusses the indigenous deities ("Shu" on rathang or Shu Republic) that rule and run the administration of the ethnic communities alongside the development administration and democratic set-up from the Panchayats upwards. It deals with the Universe under the various indigenous deities of cults like those Vishnu, Shaiva and Shakti based on an actual field study of the public proceedings of the Shu Republic in 15 `deshang' or villages of Kinnaur and the U-Khyang and Dhang-U-Khyang, i.e. the festival of flowers and the festival of the `Dakhrain', in some `deshang'. With reference to the `deshang', it provides more than a glimpse into thier administrative set-up and customary laws and traditions, and describes various architectural designs of the native residential buildings. The book emphasizes the need for necessary conservation measures for the preservation of the cultural heritiage of Kinnaur. It would be useful to scholars and students concerned with the study of cultural heritage of India."
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1. Introductory

2. Trans-Himalaya

3. Shu Republic

4. Kamru (Mone) Deshang

5. Batseri (Borsering) Deshang

6. Chhitkul Deshang

7. Sangla Deshang

8. Sapni (Rapang) Deshang

9. Sungra (Grosnam) Deshang

10. Nachar (Nalche) Deshang

11. Chagaon (Tholang) Deshang

12. Kothi (Koshtampi) Deshang

13. Pangi (Pangyen) Deshang

14. Kalpa (China) Deshang

15. Ribba (Reedhang) Deshang

16. Morang (Geenam) Deshang

17. Fort of Lhabrang Deshang

18. Kanam Deshang

19. The Buddhist Monasteries at Kanam Deshang

20. Kangyur and Tangyue at Kanam Deshang





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