eBook The Himalayas: An Encyclopedia of Geography, History, and Culture, 1st Edition

  • Andrew J. Hund
  • James A. Wren
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  • ISBN-10: 1440839395
  • ISBN-13: 9781440839399
  • DDC: 954.96003
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 414 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released July 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018
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Overview

This book serves as a convenient and authoritative reference for anyone exploring the region and seeking to better understand the history, events, peoples, and geopolitical details of this unique area of the world. It explores the geography and details of the demographics, discusses relevant historical events, and addresses socioeconomic movements, political intrigues and controversies, and cultural details as to give an overarching impression of the region as a coherent and cohesive whole.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Preface.
Acknowledgments.
Chronology.
List of Maps.
Thematic Essays.
1: Cave People of the Himalayas.
2: Climate Change in the Himalayas.
3: Cultural Changes in the Himalayas.
4: Hindu Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage in the Himalayas.
5: History of the Himalayas.
6: LGBTQ Communities and Issues.
7: Migration in the Himalayas.
8: Non-Government Organizations in the Himalayas.
9: Religious Syncretism.
10: Resource Management in the Himalayas.
11: Spiritual and Religious Tapestry of the Himalayas.
Topical Entries.
12: A.
13: Afghan Literature and Film.
14: Afghanistan.
15: Altitude Sickness.
16: Annapurna Conservation Area.
17: Annapurna Mountain Range.
18: Antonov an-12 Crash of 1968.
19: Archery in Bhutan.
20: Aufschnaiter, Peter (1899–1973).
21: Avalanche of 2014.
22: Ayurvedic Medicine.
23: B.
24: Bactrian Hoard.
25: Badrinath Temple.
26: Bailey, Frederick Marshman (1882–1967).
27: Baltoro Glacier.
28: Barrett, Robert Lemoyne (1871–1969) and Katherine Ruth Ellis (1879–1961).
29: Bernier, François (1620–1688).
30: Beyul.
31: Bhutan.
32: Biafo Glacier.
33: Black-Necked Crane.
34: Blavatsky, Helena Petrovna (1831–1891).
35: British Mount Everest Expeditions (1921–1953).
36: Buddhas of the Bamiyan.
37: Buddhism.
38: C.
39: Cacella and Cabral’s Expedition (1627).
40: Chinese 1960 Expedition to the North Face.
41: Chitwan National Park.
42: Chöpel, Gendün (1903–1951).
43: D.
44: Dalai Lama.
45: Darjeeling.
46: de Andrade, Padre Antonio (1580–1634).
47: Dharahara Tower.
48: Dharamsala.
49: Dhon Cholechā.
50: Diwali.
51: E.
52: Everest, Sir George (1790–1866).
53: F.
54: Fermented Beverages of the Himalayas.
55: G.
56: Ganges–Brahmaputra Basin.
57: Ganges River.
58: Ganges River Dolphin.
59: Garden of Fidelity.
60: Goji Berry.
61: Golden Langur.
62: Graham, William Woodman (1859–1932).
63: Great Game.
64: Gross National Happiness.
65: Gurkhas.
66: H.
67: Harrer, Heinrich (1912–2006).
68: Hedin, Sven Anders (1865–1952).
69: Heron, Alexander Macmillan (1884–1971).
70: Hijra (“Third Sex”).
71: Hillary, Sir Edmund (1919–2008).
72: Himalayan Gold.
73: Himalayan Griffon Vulture.
74: Himalayan Toad.
75: Himalayan Yak.
76: Hinduism.
77: Hispar Glacier.
78: Hoh Xila (Kokuxili).
79: Hooker, Sir Joseph Dalton (1817–1911).
80: Hosseini, Khaled (1965–).
81: Humayun’s Tomb and Gardens.
82: I.
83: India.
84: Indus Basin.
85: Indus River.
86: Islam.
87: J.
88: Joshimath.
89: K.
90: Kailash.
91: Kanchenjunga.
92: Karakoram Range.
93: Kashmir.
94: Kashmiri Muslims in Lhasa.
95: Khumbu Icefall.
96: L.
97: Landai.
98: Leh and Jammu.
99: Lhasa.
100: Lhasa Express.
101: M.
102: Markhor.
103: Morshead, Henry Treise (1882–1931).
104: Mount Everest.
105: Mughal Gardens.
106: N.
107: Nepal.
108: Norgay, Tenzing (1914–1986).
109: Nubra Valley.
110: P.
111: Pakistan.
112: Pandas, Red and Giant.
113: Potala.
114: Q.
115: Queer Politics in Tibet.
116: R.
117: Rawat, Nain Singh (1830–1895).
118: Reincarnation.
119: Roerich, Nicholas (1874–1947).
120: Rongbuk Monastery.
121: S.
122: Shambhala and Shangri-La.
123: Sherpa, Nilu Domu (1985–2017).
124: Sherpas of Nepal.
125: Shipton, Eric (1907–1977).
126: Shiva.
127: Siachen Glacier.
128: Snow Leopard.
129: Spread of Buddhism in Tibet.
130: Steck, Ueli (1976–2017).
131: Stoliczka, Ferdinand (1838–1874).
132: Swiss Mount Everest Expeditions of 1952.
133: T.
134: Tabei, Junko (1939–2016).
135: Taliban.
136: Tharkay, Ang (1907–1981).
137: Tibet (Autonomous Region).
138: Tibetan Book of the Dead.
139: Tibetan Buddhism.
140: Tibetan Literature and Film.
141: Tibetan Sky Burial.
142: Tilman, Bill (1898–1977).
143: V.
144: Valley of Flowers National Park.
145: van Ruysbroeck, Willem (1220?–1293?).
146: Vedic Fire Temple of Patan.
147: W.
148: Wilson, Maurice (1898–1934).
149: Y.
150: Yamuna.
151: Yarsagumba.
152: Young, Adelaide Su-Lin (1911–2008).
153: Yousafzai, Malala (1997–).
Primary Documents.
154: The Formation of the Himalayas According to the Mahābhārata.
155: Herodotus’s Account of “Gold-Digging” Ants (The Histories, 3.102–105).
156: The Tale of Songtsän Gambo and Princess Wencheng.
157: William of Rubruck’s Account of the Mongols (1253–1255).
158: Excerpt from Father Estêvão Cacella’s Report on Bhutan in 1627.
159: Excerpt from François Bernier’s “The Death of Dara Shukoh,” Travels in the Mogul Empire, 1656–1668.
160: “Tungu Village,” Excerpt from Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker’s Voyage to the Himalayas and India, 1847–1851.
161: The Story of Dhon Cholech ā: A Newar Folktale.
162: Excerpts from the 2015 Constitution of Nepal.
163: Excerpt from Social Media: “Plateau Redness and the Politics of Beauty in Contemporary Tibet”.
Selected Bibliography.
About the Editors and Contributors.
Index.