Of the four principal language families in the Indian subcontinent—Indo-European,Tibeto-Burman,Austroasiatic, andDravidian—the first two are well represented in the Himalayas. In ancient times, peoples speaking languages from both families mixed in varying proportions in different areas. Their distribution is the result of a long history of penetrations by Central Asian and Iranian groups from the west, Indian peoples from the south, and Asian peoples from the east and north. InNepal, whichconstitutesthe middle third of the Himalayas, those groups overlapped and intermingled. The penetrations of the lower Himalayas were instrumental to the migrations into and through the river-plain passageways ofSouth Asia.
We explore the mountains and the valleys in Himachal Pradesh, India, Tibet, Nepal even Bhutan to bring you our Himalaya Collection with the people who make them.