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Tribes and Tribals

TRIBALS OF LADAKH: ECOLOGY, HUMAN SETTLEMENTS AND HEALTH

VEENA BHASIN (University of Delhi, Delhi, India)

1999 • Pages: 250 • Figures: 50 • Size: 140 × 220 mm •

ISBN 81-85264-21-X • Binding: Hard • Price: US $ 55/- Rs. 750/-

Tribals-Ladakh

Ladakh division of Jammu and Kashmir state is a remote and resource poor region that witnessed little change in the technological level over centuries. It could be considered as an important study area because it is microcosm – a model of human adaptation to an extreme environment. The present study deals with ecology, human settlements and amenities available in cold desert Ladakh in relation to its population structure and health environment.

CONTENTS

Preface

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION:

  1. Introduction,
  2. Altitude,
  3. Housing Conditions and Amenities,
  4. Demographic and Socio-economic Factors,
  5. Medical Systems,
  6. Anthropological Research in Ladakh

CHAPTER 2: GEOGRAPHICAL, CLIMATIC CHARACTERISTICS AND RESOURCES: LADAKH:

  1. Geographical Characteristics,
  2. Climate Characteristics,
  3. Ladakh: Resources

CHAPTER 3: HISTORICAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  1. Historical Background,
  2. Administrative Set-up-Ladakh Division,
  3. Composition of Population

CHAPTER 4: PEOPLE AND SOCIETY OF LADAKH:

  1. The People: Ladakh,
  2. Religion,
  3. Occupational Structure,
  4. Social Stratification,
  5. Traditional Economic Alliances,
  6. Agrarian Reforms,
  7. Village Life,
  8. Socio-Cultural Aspects

CHAPTER 5: HUMAN SETTLEMENTS AND AMENITIES:

  1. Introduction,
  2. Ladakhi Settlements,
  3. Amenities Available

CHAPTER 6: ECONOMIC PURSUITS:

  1. Introduction,
  2. Size of Land Holdings,
  3. Methods of Obtaining Land and Taxes,
  4. Agricultural Operations,
  5. Horticulture,
  6. Animal Husbandry,
  7. Trade,
  8. Secondary and Specialised Skills,
  9. Work Force Participation

CHAPTER 7: POPULATION CHARACTERISTICS:

  1. Introduction,
  2. Population Composition,
  3. Sex Ratio,
  4. Age Composition,
  5. Dependency Ratios,
  6. NuptialityIndicators,
  7. Fertility

CHAPTER 8: DISEASE AND HEALTH CARE:

  1. Introduction,
  2. Disease Incidence and Ecology of Disease in Ladakh,
  3. Health Care Among Ladakhis
  4. Mortality Differentials

CHAPTER 9: CONCLUSION

Appendix

Bibliography

Index

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