About the book:
This book on the Central Himalayas surveys the cultural and archaeological evidence in an interdisciplinary perspective. The book is focused on Kumaun and Garhwal, yet it is related to the sub-continental framework with a global backdrop. The main emphasis has been on prehistory. This is the first systematic and scientific documentation of rock art and cup marks found in the region. It also deals with the megalithic problem found in the region. The cultural history of this region is brought right upto the modern times. The necessity and viability of the proposed state of Uttaranchal has also been discussed. The cultural scene is presented as a continuous process from the hoary to a lofty future.