The Himalayan Border Region: Trade, Identity and Mobility in Kumaon, India

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Drawing from extensive archival work and long-term ethnographic research, this book focuses on the so-called Bhotiyas, former trans-Himalayan traders and a Scheduled Tribe of India who reside in several high valleys of the Kumaon Himalaya. The area is located in the border triangle between India, the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR, People's Republic of China), and Nepal, where contestations over political boundaries have created multiple challenges as well as opportunities for local mountain communities. Based on an ...

The Himalayan Border Region: Trade, Identity and Mobility in Kumaon, India 2016, Springer

ISBN-13: 9783319297057

2016 edition

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