By Kenneth Michael Bauer
Dolpo is a culturally Tibetan enclave in a single of Nepal's so much distant areas. The Dolpo-pa, or humans of Dolpo, percentage language, non secular and cultural practices, historical past, and a lifestyle. Agro-pastoralists who dwell in a number of the maximum villages on this planet, the Dolpo-pa wrest survival from this inhospitable panorama via an inventive blend of farming, animal husbandry, and exchange.
High Frontiers is an ethnography and ecological background of Dolpo tracing the dramatic alterations within the region's socioeconomic styles. as soon as those investors handed freely among Tibet and Nepal with their caravans of yak to replace salt and grains; they trusted iciness pastures in Tibet to keep up their herds. After 1959, China assumed complete keep an eye on over Tibet and the border was once closed, limiting cattle migrations and sharply curbing alternate. whilst, expanding offers of Indian salt decreased the worth of Tibetan salt, undermining Dolpo's fiscal area of interest. Dolpo's agro-pastoralists have been pressured to reinvent their lives through altering their migration styles, adopting new financial partnerships, and adapting to exterior brokers of swap. The quarter has been reworked due to the production of Nepal's biggest nationwide park, the making of Himalaya, an incredible movie filmed on position, the expanding presence of nongovernmental organisations, and a booming alternate in medicinal items. High Frontiers examines those changes on the neighborhood point and speculates at the way forward for pastoralism during this sector and around the Himalayas.
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High Frontiers by Kenneth Michael Bauer