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Living in a high mountain border region: the case of the 'Bhotiyas' of the Indo-Chinese border region
Bergmann, Christoph; Gerwin, Martin; Nuesser, Marcus; Sax, William S.
Corresponding AuthorNusser, M
2008-09
Source PublicationJOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE
ISSN1672-6316
Volume5Issue:3Pages:209–217
AbstractThis article introduces one of South Asia's most important border regions into academic discourse, namely, the Central Himalayan mountain rim separating India and the Tibetan Autonomous Region (People's Republic of China). What makes this border region so interesting is a tangled interplay of changing environmental, cultural, and political forms to which the local populations constantly have to adapt in order to make a living there. We focused on the so-called 'Bhotiyas' of Uttarakhand, former trans-Himalayan traders whose ethnicity and livelihood was traditionally associated with the Indo-Chinese border that was sealed as a result of the India-China war in 1962. Drawing on the work of borderland scholarship, we identified the key processes and developments that changed the perspective of this area. Competing political aspirations as well as the 'Bhotiyas' countervailing strategies were considered equally important for understanding local livelihoods and identities within the dynamics of a 'high mountain border region'. Through an exemplary analysis of historical differences of power in one 'Bhotiya' valley, we further explored the ways in which shifting socio-spatial constellations are creatively re-interpreted by the borderlanders.
KeywordUttarakhand Trans-himalayan Trade Bhotiyas Borderland Study
Language英语
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.imde.ac.cn/handle/131551/6053
CollectionJournal of Mountain Science_Journal of Mountain Science-2008_Vol5 No.3
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Bergmann, Christoph,Gerwin, Martin,Nuesser, Marcus,et al. Living in a high mountain border region: the case of the 'Bhotiyas' of the Indo-Chinese border region[J]. JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE,2008,5(3):209–217.
APA Bergmann, Christoph,Gerwin, Martin,Nuesser, Marcus,&Sax, William S..(2008).Living in a high mountain border region: the case of the 'Bhotiyas' of the Indo-Chinese border region.JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE,5(3),209–217.
MLA Bergmann, Christoph,et al."Living in a high mountain border region: the case of the 'Bhotiyas' of the Indo-Chinese border region".JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE 5.3(2008):209–217.
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