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Life-style and Ecology

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The studies show how the Himalayan pastoral nomads, Lakshadweep islanders and other peoples follow the spirit of the natural world — in continuation of the primal vision — by delineating their belief systems, knowledge of cosmology, etc.

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ISBN 13 9788124601037
Book Language English
Binding Hardcover
Total Pages 237
Edition 1st
Release Year 1998
Publisher D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Author Baidyanath Saraswati
Category Sociology   Environmental & Forest Studies  
Weight 850.00 g
Dimension 14.00 x 22.00 x 1.80

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As one of its significant programmes, the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) has, for sometime, focussed on the lifestyle studies addressing the fundamental questions concerning Man’s relationship with Cosmic Order, his perceptions of Space and Time through the ages and across cultures, and his experience of Nature and how far he has evolved a symbiotic ‘existential connection’ with it. The IGNCA has now launched forth a series of ‘Pilot Studies’ which, through specific community studies, seeks to explore culture-ecology interrelationship in its myriad manifestations. Lifestyles and Ecology is the series’ first thematic monograph. With meticulous analyses of the lifestyles of the Himalayan pastoral nomads, the Lakshadweep islanders, and Kanyakumari’s Mukkuvar fisherfolk, among others, the studies here show how these communities follow the spirit of the natural world: not in imitation, but in continuation of the primal vision. Delineating, thus, variegated cultural paradigms of these communities, with details like, for instance, of their belief systems, myths, rituals, folklore, songs, and their knowledge of cosmology as well as natural phenomena, the authors underscore the inseparability of nature and culture in the lived experience of traditional societies the world over. The book also carries a brilliant overview of ecology vis-a-vis traditional resource management systems. The authors are ecologists, anthropologists and folklorists of wide repute.
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