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27-31 August 2019
Poznań, Poland
Europe/Warsaw timezone
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Poznań, Poland - Morasko Kampus, room: 2.4

Indigenous Cultural Heritage of Uttarakhand Himalaya and its Protection


  • Dr. Ajai Pratap SINGH

Primary authors


The Uttarakhand Himalaya is inhabitted by five scheduled tribes,namely,Jaunsari,Bhotia,Bhoksa,Tharu and Raji.These tribes exhibit distinctive cultural heritage,such as fraternal polygynandry of the Jaunsari,transhumance of the Bhotia,land alienation of the Bhoksa,woman dominance of the patrilineal Tharu and invisible trading of the Raji.All these cultural traits can be depicted by way of artefacts in the ethnographic museum.A case study of Prof.K.S.Mathur Ethnographic Museum at Lucknow(India) has been done by the author for depiction,protection and survival of the indigenous culture of these tribes.