This is a careful and thorough study of the inhabitants of the Kumaon Himalayas, based on nearly five years of firsthand observation and investigation. It gives a detailes account of the Bhotiyas and other peoples, their methods of agriculture, their industries, their trading activities, their recreations and their religious festivals. It points out how the social and economic life of these peoples have been conditioned by the necessity of moving to higher altitudes in the summer to the foothills in the winter. A prefatory introduction by Dr. R. Swarup enhances substantially the value of this intersting account of an almost unknown world
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