Eco-system and ethnic constellation of Sikkim

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Human geography -- India -- Sikkim., Ethnology -- India -- Sikkim., Sikkim (India) -- Economic conditions., Sikkim (India) -- Social condit


Sikkim (India), India, Si

StatementMamata Desai.
SeriesMonograph series 1 / Netaji Institute for Asian Studies, Netaji Institute for Asian Studies monograph series 1.
LC ClassificationsGF662.S46 D47 1988
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 132, ii p., [16] p. of plates :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2168683M
LC Control Number88905918

Eco-system and ethnic constellation of Sikkim.

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Calcutta: Best Books, (OCoLC) Online version: Desai, Mamata. Eco-system and ethnic constellation of Sikkim. Calcutta: Best Books, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Mamata Desai. Kiratology is the study of Veda of Kirats the Mundhum along with history, cultures, languages and litaretures of Kirat ethnic people in Nepal, Darjeeling, Sikkim, Assam, Myanmar, China and so on.

The Mundhum is the book of knowledge on origin, history, culture, occupation and traditions of Kirati people. Sikkim (/ ˈ s ɪ k ɪ m /) is a state in northeastern borders Tibet in the north and northeast, Bhutan in the east, Nepal in the west, and West Bengal in the south.

Sikkim is also close to India's Siliguri Corridor near is the least populous and second smallest among the Indian states.

A part of the Eastern Himalaya, Sikkim is notable for its biodiversity, including Capital: Gangtok. Religion. Vajrayana Buddhism, which accounts for percent of the population, is Sikkim's second-largest, yet most prominent to Sikkim's becoming a part of the Indian Union, Vajrayana Buddhism was the state religion under the Chogyal.

Sikkim has 75 Buddhist monasteries, the oldest dating back to the s. The public and visual aesthetics of Sikkim are executed in shades of. The Lepcha is the earliest ethnic group to have settled in word Sikkim was derived from Sukhim in Limbu/Subba language meaning new palace.

They believe they are the autochthones while others considered that they were settled by the thirteenth century, coming from the hills before the arrival of the Tibetan Bhutias. The Bhutia who immigrated to Sikkim claimed descent from a common.

country and revered as a guardian deity, has influenced and nurtured a unique ecosystem - the Sikkim Himalaya, which constitutes a global biodiversity hotspot. Sikkim is a part of the Eastern Himalaya, and across its entire length, the Himalayas are narrowest here, spanning a total width of just 80 km, resulting in an extremely steep terrain and.

About the Book Sikkim has been a region of anthropological interest since the s when Geoffrey Gorer and John Morries did their fieldwork among the Lepchas of Dzongu, north Sikkim.

While it found mention in various writings of travelers and administrators during the British period, there is a dearth of literature even today on the rich heritage of Sikkim. Sikkim. Ethnicity and Political Dynamics.

A Triadic Perspective. By Suresh Kumar Gurung (Delhi: Kunal Books, ). In Bulletin of Tibetology, Gangtok, Sikkim. Northeast India (officially North Eastern Region, NER) is the easternmost region of India representing both a geographic and political administrative division of the country.

It comprises eight states – Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and region shares an international border of 5, kilometres (3, mi) (about 99 percent of its total.

PDF | OnGopal S. Rawat published Ferns and Fern-allies of Sikkim: A Pictorial Handbook, Part -II. Book Review | Find, read and cite all the research you need on ResearchGate.

Sikkim faces ethnic diversity problems It is now fairly certain that Sikkim's state Assembly elections will be deferred at least till November or may be, even till March next year.

But some of the controversies triggered off by the possibility of an April poll continue to be avidly debated. Balmiki Prasad Singh-present governor of Sikkim, India. He is a distinguished scholar, thinker and public servant and has written several books. Akansha Juneja-Small screen actress seen in various serials like Mahayatra, Thoda Hai Bas Thode Ki Zaroorrat Hai and Hamaari beti.

Books on Sikkim. Sikkim - A Traveller's Guide This book, published ingives information about Sikkim through many aspects. A special section of this generously illustrated guide is dedicated to the various trek routes including the Dzongri/Goecha La and Green Lakes treks.


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Today, Sikkim is the first % organic state in the world. All of its farmland is certified organic. The transition has benefitted more t farming families that practice organic and agroecological farming on more t ha of land.

The history of Sikkim, an area in present-day North-East India, began in as a kingdom established when India and Nepal were still many princely states with many rulers at that time and had not unified to the present Union of India and present country of Nepal.

At that time Sikkim had already solidified into country then with a king known as a Chogyal or dharma king, and till 16 May Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Read, borrow, and discover more than 3M books for free.

Eco-system and ethnic constellation of Sikkim Mamata Desai Not In Library. Sundarī Sikima Biswa Nath Choudhury Not In Library. History of Sikkim, Pranab Kumar Jha. In the Indo-Sikkimese Treaty made Sikkim an Indian protectorate, with India accepting accountability for the outside relations, safeguard, and key correspondences of Sikkim.

Sikkim became the 22nd province of India on Sikkim is a landlocked state encompassed on three sides by steep mountain dividers. Transportation. Sikkim is a unique blend of different religion, customs and traditions of different communities.

In the ancient times, Sikkim was occupied by three tribes; Naong, Chang and the Mon. But with the course of time, the inhabitants of the nearby countries became a major inhabitant of the state.

Sikkim. The ground floor ofthe institute houses awell-apPointedmuseum open 10 the public, which displal~ Buddhist anefacts, paintings and texts.

On the second floor, you will find one of the world'slargest collections of rare books and manuscripts on Mahayana Buddhism, many of them originally from Tibet. Such network of the river systems in Sikkim Himalaya has played their own role in maintaining the over all ecology in the region and have crucia11y influenced the economy of the Sikkimese since historic past.

Socio-Economic Dimensions Different social, religious, linguistic and ethnic groups co-exist in the Sikkim Himalaya. History and Origin of Sikkim Lepchas are known to be the earliest inhabitants of this land. Originating from Mayel, a legendary kingdom on the slopes of Khangchendzonga, Lepchas were food gathering people.

Getting all their eating needs fulfilled from nature. Pant Institute of Himalayan Enviro nment and Development, Sikkim Unit, Post B ox 24, Pangthang, East Sikkim, India Accepted 22 NovAvailable online 04 De cVol.3 (Nov/Dec Sikkim was its own mountain kingdom till and still retains a very distinctive personality.

The meditative, mural-filled traditional monasteries of Tibetan Buddhism coexist with Hindu shrines of the ever-growing Nepali community, with both religions creating some astonishing latter-day megasculptures to adorn the skyline. Just walking distance from the sacred dome – Do DrulChorten is the iconic Sikkim Research Institute of Tibetology that was established back in to study and promote Mahayana sect of Tibetan Buddhism.

The institute plays host to one of the largest and most unique collection of manuscripts, ancient Buddhist books and elegant Thangka paintings. Refugees poured into Sikkim after China's crackdown in Tibet, and India established an increased military presence along the border near Lhasa.

Meanwhile, the ethnic makeup of Sikkim had been transformed by years of heavy immigration from Nepal; the country was now a Hindu majority controlled by a Buddhist monarchy and clergy. This constellation is composed of dif ferent Nepali ethnic and. ecosystem services and traditional.

spurred by a race between different ethnic groups in Sikkim. Sikkim, India’s first organic state, lies in the north-east region of the country.

Almost half the state is under forest cover, supporting many rare and indigenous species of flora and fauna, so it's no surprise that UNESCO recently recognised Sikkim‘s Khangchendzonga National Park as a world heritage site with tremendous natural and cultural importance.

The Sikkim tribes consume more milk products in their diet compared to the others. Fecal samples from each ethnic group were collected from both male and female within the age group of 20–35 years, who had not taken antibiotics within three months prior to sample collection.

India prepare varieties of ethnic foods from local soybean, bamboo shoots, lai patta etc which are of nutritious and healthy too. This region that lies under eastern Himalayas eco system, is not only rich in plant diversity but also have a great treasure of cultural, social and linguistic variability conserved by tribal people.

This region is a. including 7, km² rural area and km² urban area. Sikkim has a population of 6,10, peoples.

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There are 1,29, houses in the state. Sikkim was inhabited in pre-historic times by three tribes namely Naong, Chang and the Mon.

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If you search for books about Sikkim, this is the first result that you will get. If you are interested in the historical aspect, specifically related to Sikkim becoming a part of India, its relationship with Tibet and China as well as the Royal family of Sikkim, then this book is where you will find it all.The People of Sikkim consist of three ethnic groups, that is, Lepcha, Bhutia and Nepali.

Communities of different hues intermingle freely in Sikkim to constitute a homogenous blend. Hindu Temples coexist with Buddhist Monasteries, Churches, Mosque and Gurudwara.

The predominant Communities are Lepchas, Bhutias and Nepalese.