Anchal Jamwal and Yogesh Kumar Negi
Research Scholars in Comparative Literature department, School of Language Literatureand Culturefrom Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, India
This paper is presented in Institute of Integrated Himalayan Studies Institute of Integrated Himalayan Studies (UGC Centre of Excellence) Himachal Pradesh University, Summer Hill, Shimla-171005 Himalayan Studies Conference- Himalayan Studies Conference-2015
In the closing decades of twentieth century, the postcolonial academia started the trend of voicing the voiceless and unveiling the latent aspects of society and culture. As Himachali literature is one such neglected domain, the aim of this paper is to bring into knowledge the socio-cultural conditions of traditional Himachal Pradesh and how the social, cultural and economic conditions have changed. The uniqueness and identity of any geographical region possess a very strong link with the cultural and traditional values of that place. But now a days this uniqueness is getting neutralised because of the walloping impact of globalisation. According to UNSECO report(2015) there are 197 endangered languages in India, which involves many Himalayan languages, with the help of this piece of work an effort is made to study Pahari language and some extinct customs and traditions of Himachal Pradesh, which might not be known to the present generation.