Candide —
Journal for Architectural Knowledge

Van Gujjar: Earthen architecture, Persistence, and the Migration of Cultural Knowledge

Roorkee, situated at the outermost foothills of the southern Himalayas, was the base camp of nearby field trips that took place between November and December 2019 in the areas of Uttarakhand state in India, extending from the Ganges Plain in the south to the high mountains and the Nanda Devi to the north. This article reports on some aspects of the material culture and earthen architecture in the Van Gujjar villages of Peeli Padav and Ghandikatta.