Cultural Ecology of Folk Houses- A Case Study of Beas Basin of Himachal Pradesh

Cultural Ecology of Folk Houses- A Case Study of Beas Basin of Himachal Pradesh

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Item Code: AZE967
Author: R.S. Pawar and Vidushi Sharma
Language: ENGLISH
Edition: 2012
ISBN: 9788174877758
Pages: 158
Other Details 9.00x6.00 inch
Weight 300 gm

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About the Book
The present work of R.S. Pawar and Dr. Vidushi Sharma is pioneering study Cultural Ecology of Indian Folk Houses based on extensive work attempts to identify various house types study region Beas Basin Himachal Pradesh. On the basis of groups have been classified categories: The Kullu folk houses, Mandi folk houses, Hamirpur houses, the houses and Chamba folk houses. After observation and of facts, found that types consequences cultural heritage the people. However, the well established theory, attributes of house are the consequences of physical characteristics area concerned, is applicable to this region. Despite the that physical characteristics of region less similar, the houses differ considerably. Variations house suggests cultural are powerful physical in determination of their types.

About the Authors
R.S. Pawar (b.1948) took his Master's degree Geography (1973) and Sociology (1977) from University, Gwalior, achieved his M.Phil and Ph.D. degree Cultural Geography Panjab University, Chandigarh. He obtained Local Government Diploma from All India Institute of Local Government, Bombay. also obtained his LL.B. degree from University, Gwalior. author has been trained in Core Course Photogrammetry and Sensing from Indian Institute of Remote Department of Government of India.

Dr. R.S. Pawar has taught graduate post-graduate classes more than 35 years. He has published twelve books contributed about five dozen research papers journals and books national international repute, He has also presented more than hundred papers in Geographical Conferences Symposiums. researchers have far been awarded Ph.D. degree under supervision. He is life fellow of various organizations.

Dr. Pawar has worked reputed college of learning and like S.D. (P.G.) Muzaffarnagar (U.P.), Govt. P.G. Tikamgarh (M.P.), Govt. P.G, College, Morena (M.P.), Govt. Arts Commerce Autonomous College, Gwalior (M.P.) and Govt. College, Guna (M.P.), presently Principal, M.L.B. Govt. College Excellence, Gwalior (Accredited by NAAC with B++ Grade). present engaged research work of applied.

Dr. Vidushi Sharma who belongs to the beautiful state of Himachal Pradesh was born on 16 June, 1975 in the Kullu town of District Kullu. She completed her master's degree from H.P. University, Shimla in the year 1998 and got a Gold Medal as she topped in the academic session of 1996-98. She did her doctors from Jiwaji University, Gwalior in the year 2010. This entire region is very close to her heart and she is thankful to Dr. R.S. Pawar and his family for being her guide and support respectively throughout her work.

In process of settling in an area and in establishing a permanent relationship acquired habitat, a particular cultural group creates cultural landscape. The house is the core this cultural landscape. reflects the physical, social, cultural, characteristics of the region and helps in understanding the past and present cultural processes. The principle cultural persistence helps identifying the internal and external influences.

The house type of Study Area has been classified on the basis of distribution, morphology, cultural associations a synthesis of attributes. this study the scholars have found variation in the types of different roof types two morphological classes, flat-roofed and gable-roofed were distinguished. The flat-roofed houses found only Nurture region of Kangra Rest of the house types were under gabled-roof houses, although Chamba house distinguished by virtue hip-roof.

The study is small and shows characteristics but displays wide variety of house types. This diversity house types related to physical-environment, cultural history cultural practices a combination variables.

attributes different house types were correlated different variables and explaining their present distribution the overwhelming importance cultural historical factors was established.

Uphill and Kangra districts possess almost similar climatic conditions but scholar has found the house These differences can be understood and explained the context of cultural-history of the inhabitants.

Culture in the collective sense is the sum total of historically learned human behavior and ways of doing things. Human culture did not develop collectively, however, but in separate units put together by different groups of people, each of whom occupies a specific territory on the face of the earth and each one of such groups have their own specific way of responding to their surroundings.

Each group of people develops a particular living system that is somewhat different from that of any other group residenting nearby or tan away places. This process is more prominent in folk culture. Folk connotes traditional and non faddish, the characteristic or product of a homogeneous. cohesive, largely self-sufficient group that is essentially isolated from or resistant to outside influences, even if there is a larger society surrounding it. Folk culture, therefore, may be defined as the collective heritage of institutions customs, skills, and dress. and way of life of a small, stable, closely knit usually rural community.'

Every folk group creates its own distinctive cultural landscape and one of the most obvious and a visible aspect of the folk landscape is the folk house.

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