Three days International Seminar on Himalayan History, Art, Archaeology and Culture was inaugurated by Rakesh Kanwar, Secretary(LAC) to the Government of Himachal at Gaiety Theatre, Shimla. Prof. Davender Handa from Chandigarh delivered the keynote address on the unexplored sources of Himalayan history and Cultural heritage. Scholars from different parts of Himalayan region and abroad are presenting their research papers on different aspects of Himalayan History and Culture from 25th-27th March,2022. On the first day in first session Dr. O.C. Handa has presented his paper on Domestic architecture of Himachal Pradesh, Vinod Bhardwaj paper was on Begar System and birth of a local social reformist movement in Shimla hills, while the paper of Dr. Arushi Uniyal was on Culture embedded in the folktales of Garhwal Himalaya. In the second session Prof. M.P. Joshi and Dr. Hari Chauhan has presented their paper on Neoliths from Uttrakhand and Himachal Pradesh: New evidences for the Inner Asia Complex. Dr. K.C. Nauriyal paper was on the Necropolis of Ohoms dynasty of Assam at Charaideo and Dr. Mumtaz A.
Yatoo has presented his paper on Neolithic settlements of northwestern Himalaya, subsistence and their material culture while Ajmal Shah paper was based on New studies of Kushana Archaeology of Kashmir. On 26th March, Michael Barnado from Messiah University, America presented his paper on Indexing Space in Primary Sources : Some evidence from the Anglo-Gorkha frontier,1750-1816, Paper of Evgeniya Renkovskaya and Anastasia Krylova from Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia was on Corpus of the Kullvi Language, Dr. Priyanka from University of North Bengal presented paper on Towards understanding the sense of Place and Self : selected Indian English Literature from the Himalaya in perspective , Sujata Chaudhry from Mcgill University, Canada paper was based on An Ethnographic Exploration intothe co-existing cultures of mainstream.
Prof. O.P. Sharma from Y.S. Parmar peeth of HPU presented his paper on Himachals Epigraphy and Lakshita paper was based on Oral traditions culture and community while Roshni Bhardwaj from HPU presented her paper on Nag cult of Karsog , Tobdan from Lahul-Spiti presented paper on Lahul: Its different names and their explanation, Nem Chand paper was based on Inscription of Kali Pathri: a few new insight. On the opening the Chief Guest Rakesh Kanwar said that much has been written on various aspects of the history and culture of the Himalayan region, even though there is a need for further investigation, exploration and research , and perhaps it shall remain for ever.