Title:Hindus of the Himalayas
Author:Gerald D. Berreman
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Remarks:B&W Photographs, Map, Notes, Bibliography and Index. Fine. No dust jacket. Light green cloth boards with lettered spine. Slightly faded and dirt. Previous owner stamp at two places. Some worn on stuck on cover. Slightly sunned leaves. Otherwise it's a fine copy.
Size:162 x 240 mm
This is something of a milestone, for it represents the first ethnographic treatment of the people of the lower Himalayas, the most densely populated and accessible part of the Himalayan Region in North India. It analyzes the functioning and interrelationship of kin, caste, and community organization in a Hindu culture that, while basically similar, differs in several significant respects from cultures known.