Living on the move: Bhotiyas of the Kumaon Himalaya

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Sage Publications, 1996 - History - 254 pages
An AltaMira Press Book Intrinsically linked to the surrounding ecosystem, transhumant and pastoral nomadic communities are faced with dwindling resources and a population explosion. After spending a year with the Bhotiyas of the Kumaon Himalaya, Dr. Hoon describes the Bhotiyas' traditional lifestyle and how -- despite modernization, history and political geography -- they maintain their identity, cultural values and subsistence practices, while refuting the general belief that pastoral nomadism is environmentally destructive.

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