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Himachal Pradesh: Appropriating Images from Village Life

Social and economic relations are often structured around long prevailing traditions or the 'culture' of a region. In a rapidly globalising world, such traditions are under threat as the momentum for greater homogenisation of culture builds up. This essay looks at three villages, diversely populated, whose lives are essentially built around traditions surrounding the local deity. It is such little traditions that reinforce subsistence among the population that are now increasingly under threat.
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