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MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

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 •

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TRIBALS OF 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 inLadakh
  7. CHAPTER 2: GEOGRAPHICAL, CLIMATIC CHARACTERISTICS AND RESOURCES: LADAKH:

  8. Geographical Characteristics,
  9. Climate Characteristics,
  10. Ladakh: Resources
  11. CHAPTER 3: HISTORICAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  12. Historical Background,
  13. Administrative Set-up-Ladakh Division,
  14. Composition of Population
  15. CHAPTER 4: PEOPLE AND SOCIETY OF LADAKH:

  16. The People: Ladakh,
  17. Religion,
  18. Occupational Structure,
  19. Social Stratification,
  20. Traditional Economic Alliances,
  21. Agrarian Reforms,
  22. Village Life,
  23. Socio-Cultural Aspects
  24. CHAPTER 5: HUMAN SETTLEMENTS AND AMENITIES:

  25. Introduction,
  26. Ladakhi Settlements,
  27. Amenities Available
  28. CHAPTER 6: ECONOMIC PURSUITS:

  29. Introduction,
  30. Size of Land Holdings,
  31. Methods of Obtaining Land and Taxes,
  32. Agricultural Operations,
  33. Horticulture,
  34. Animal Husbandry,
  35. Trade,
  36. Secondary and Specialised Skills,
  37. Work Force Participation
  38. CHAPTER 7: POPULATION CHARACTERISTICS:

  39. Introduction,
  40. Population Composition,
  41. Sex Ratio,
  42. Age Composition,
  43. Dependency Ratios,
  44. Nuptiality Indicators,
  45. Fertility
  46. CHAPTER 8: DISEASE AND HEALTH CARE:

  47. Introduction,
  48. Disease Incidence and Ecology of Disease in Ladakh,
  49. Health Care Among Ladakhis
  50. Mortality Differentials
  51. CHAPTER 9: CONCLUSION

Appendix

Bibliography

Index

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