Himachal PradeshThis Himalayan state with five mountain range and valleys carved by many rivers, resonating with spirituality has long been the favored destination for tourist and pilgrims. This book provides information on the unique Buddhist culture of the tribal belts like Lahaul and Spiti, Mcleodganj and Dharamshala, eco tourism destinations, the World Heritage Site of GHNP, the enchanting hill towns of Shimla and Dalhousie, idyllic mountain treks and adventure hubs in regions around Manali, and the architectural wonders and rare heritage of the Kullu ValleyThe book offers interesting insight about Himachal's culture, music, dance, art and craft, fairs and festivals, adventure and sports, wildlife and flora. The destinations are signposted with details of accessibility and connectivity, tourist attractions, local directory, guide maps, popular and little known places of interest. The book has listing of Hotels, popular places of dining out, shopping areas, and details on tourist offices, travel services providers, and travel tips.Book Contents:Introduction HimachalThe book offers interesting insight about Himachal'sCulture, music, dance, art and craft, fairs and festivals,Adventure and sports, wildlife and flora.The destinations are signposted with details of accessibility and connectivity,Tourist attractions,Local Directory,Guide maps,Popular and little known places of interest.The book has Listing of Hotels,Popular places of dining out, RestaurantsShopping areas,Details on tourist offices,Travel services providers,Travel tips.
Anna Dalvi is back with more Mystic shawls! From the author of Shaping Shawls and Ancient Egypt in Lace and Color comes the sequel to Mystic Shawls, filled with even more beautiful lace. Each of these shawls began as one of Anna's popular online knitalong patterns. Catch up with a dozen more shawl patterns from the Mystic series!
This is the extraordinary true tale of a middle-class, gay American's path to encounters with the Great Mystery that is God/dess/Self. The way to the Great Unknown was intricately intertwined with his humanity with all its foibles, and with human relationships. Therefore this story has to include those relationships, revealing ultimately how a one's personal identity and relationships become vehicles for enlightenment. This inspiring account of struggle, travel to exotic lands, suffering, and transcendence holds out hope for anyone who has ever felt outcaste, broken, or unworthy, demonstrating for our modern times that enlightenment lies within reach of us all.
This exciting and fascinating book chronicles Dr. Sant Dharamananda's real life experiences with the great Himalayan Masters. Explore the spirituality and ancient wisdom from the perspective of a practicing monk. Santji's life has been filled with incredible mystic experiences that will open your mind to a wider world, and fill you with the optimisim, love, and hope. Few words can sum up such an interesting and exhilarating life, and you'll find yourself turning each page in fascination and wonder.
Histories of Shawl and Silk Industries of Kashmir, 1846–1950
Author: Amit Kumar
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Category: Social Science
This book studies the hitherto unexplored history of the shawl and silk industries of the himalyan state of Jammu and Kashmir, India. It focuses on the three processes – production, circulation, and consumption – of the textile industry of the region to highlight its socio-economic and political importance in 19th- and 20th-century Kashmir. Using the micro-history approach, it studies the sites of production – the home looms or the small karkhana – efficiency of labour, and innovations by weavers in their techniques to suit the demands of the market. It also locates the impact colonialism had on transforming the labour economy in the Kashmir textile industry. Further, it compares these karkhanas with the Scottish factories or home looms to illuminate many sites of difference and comparison between the working styles and technologies. Mapping a history as complex as the weave on the finest Kashmiri shawl, this book brings to life the interface between culture, commodity, and colonial networks. It will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of South Asian history, colonial and imperial history, cultural studies, and economic and labour history.
Prose poetry is poetry written in prose form instead of verse form, while preserving poetic qualities such as heightened imagery, parataxis and emotional effects. The present book “Musings of a Mystic” by Jyotirmaya Thakur is a fine example of this dictionary definition. Her present collection of poetic nuggets is drawn from the nature which has become a part and parcel of her temperament. It appears that she has captured the many moods of nature by sitting on the easy chair adjacent to a window of her favourite room. Here it is pertinent to note that the language of the prose poems is flowery but full of messages. Her style of describing even petty and not-so-important things is amazing. For example, in her prose poem A Gentle Leaf, she aptly says that “This discoloured leaf intricate by design is mine. It naturally drives aging by divine grace. Swirling away from its branch by the breeze currents like rolling waves.” Beautiful imagery has added lusture to the poem.
Crochet wraps are perfect for every day! A gorgeous, colorful shawl can take any outfit to the next level of style. Spice up a casual outfit or keep the chill off your shoulders in a summer dress. You will reach for your favorite wraps again and again. The seven patterns in this book feature designs from lacy stoles to colorful motif shawls, and range in skill level from easy to experienced. Start out on an easy pattern like Midnight Azaleas or Ardeona Lace, or jump right to a more advanced pattern with Perfect Pineapples. If you need to brush up on your skills, a tutorial section is included with a review of basic crochet stitches plus photos and instructions for new techniques. These wraps are fast and addictive to crochet, so choose a favorite design and a super-soft yarn and get started today!
In The Present Study, An Attempt Has Been To Present A Kaleidoscopic View Of The Whole Ethno-Cultural Scenario Of The Western Himalayan Region Through The Traditional Textiles, Costumes And Ornaments Of The People.