The tradition of carpet weaving in India is centuries old. Pithoragarh (Uttarakhand) was selected as locale of the study because carpet weaving is more concentrated here as compared to other centres because a large number of Bhotia people are living here. They have inherent talent of knotting of carpets which is passed through generations. These carpets are limited to the state market only because weavers were not having knowledge about the carpet finishing. Moreover, they were following the same carpet designs since many generations. Therefore, in the present study training module was developed and training was imparted to the carpet weavers of Pithoragarh to prepared the carpets with better finish.Apart from this as carpet weavers were following the same designs since generations, they were encouraged to create new designs. Carpet designs were developed by researcher using Corel Draw 12 software. These designs were shown to the weavers to make them aware of new carpet designs. Weavers were encouraged to create and practice new carpet designs.
The present study was conducted in Tehri district of Grahwal region of Uttarakhand. A total of 210 hill women were selected in the study area with the help of survey method.In comparison to plain area women, hill women’s job opportunities are less so, there women start their own businesses.Hill women mainly hold marginal and small land in large scale.In hills service class women to business class women showed 30% & 29.5% respectively while 42% and 43% are indulged in labour and caste occupation. Most of the hilly women earned Rs. 36000 to Rs. 60,000 annually.The study conducted to design such strategies to support the hill women by enhancing the ability to cope with the negative economic and social impacts of the globalization process.
Technological and economic prospects of rice cultivation in Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand (India) has been studied using standard concepts and methodologies to provide a feedback to the researcher, academicians and policy makers for improving food security in the hilly terrain of India. The study provides a comparative evaluation of the technology adoption, profitability and yield gap in rice cultivation at different altitudes using the field level data.Farmers in different altitudes exhibited varying level of technology adoption leading to differential economic returns. The gap between actual and potential yield can be filled by adoption of location specific technologies, efficient extension and input delivery services and better infrastructure facilities.
This book contains information about the Medicinal Plants of Tribal area Khatima of district Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand, India. It also lists the methods used to cure different diseases and day to day problems of their community. Being confronted to these methods would surely help everyone to get an easy way out of their respective common health problems. Additionally, one can bring a bright insight in Phytochemical Research. Hence, raising concern for their conservation and more utilization as medicine/ drug.
This study entitled as ‘Export of carpets from Eastern U.P: a case study’ is an attempt to address to one of the most crucial concerns of eastern Uttar Pradesh, particularly that of Mirzapur- Bhadohi-Varanasi districts. The study focuses on the decline and fall of once famed and pampered carpet industry of this region. It essentially represents an attempt at knowing the what and how of carpets in India and abroad; knowing in detail the carpet industry of eastern Uttar Pradesh i.e. the carpet belt of India, its problems and challenges, about what went wrong in recent past in this carpet belt and finally about the possibility of rejuvenation of this industry. In short, the study represents a detailed case report of the export- oriented carpet industry of eastern Uttar Pradesh.
This book highlights the phenomenon of Gender Gap in education (GGE) which is a pervasive problem of India as a whole and of Uttarakhand. Though there is a sharp increase in the share of girls who enrol in, attend, and complete various levels of schooling but the significant gender gap at elementary level of education still exists. This book highlights that one explanation for this gender gap is the degree of social exclusion within Uttarakhand, as indicated by psycho-social inertia and heterogeneity, which triggers both economic and psycho-social mechanisms to limit girls' schooling. This book also focuses the causation of gender gap in education in Uttarakhand. This book discusses the policy problem by analyzing the stakeholders concerns and taking into account the ground realities and suggests the state government three policy alternatives. The first policy alternative is to maintain status quo.The second alternative is to shift the responsibility from public to private. The third policy alternative is to introduce more accountable education system with active support of all stakeholders, which is very effective, efficient,and plausible to bridge the gender gap in education.
Celebrates the earliest history of the Islamic world’s great textile traditions through fifty beautiful carpets and fragments The fourth volume in Thames & Hudson's celebrated series cataloguing the al-Sabah collection, this book features a unique collection of carpets and textile fragments from the pre-Islamic and early Islamic world. The Sasanian fragments fill a substantial gap in the early history of pile carpets, dating from the second to the eighth century AD, and make a valuable contribution of the understanding of local artistic traditions. The second half of the book is devoted to post-Sasanian and Sogdian silks dating from the sixth to the tenth century. A wave of these beautiful textiles has reached the West since the turn of the 21st century, and here they are divided into variants featuring birds, mammals and mythological creatures, which retain their glowing colors and lively charm. 60 color illustrations