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The Rupkund expedition

Editor: Majumader, Swaraj

Keywords: Rupkund Lake
India--Uttarakhand

Publisher: Anthropological Survey of India, Kolkata

Description: The video is a documentary on the Rupkund expedition of 1956. Rupkund or the ‘lake of beauty’ is a high-altitude lake situated at the feet of the Trishul range in the Himalayas 16,000 feet above sea level. The lake remains frozen for most part of the year. In 1925, the Rupkund Lake became a centre of attention when a forest officer, H.K. Madhwal discovered human skeletal remains buried under snow at the banks of the lake. Some samples were collected by him and sent to the Department of Anthropology at Lucknow University for testing where it was revealed that the bones were 650 years old. A special investigation team led by N. Dutta Majumdar, the Director of Anthropological Survey of India set out to Rupkund in May, 1956. This expedition ended in a disaster due to bad weather. The second expedition under Majumdar undertaken in September, 1956 was finally successful.

Source: Anthropological Survey of India

Type: Video

Received From: Anthropological Survey of India (AnSI)


DC Field Value
dc.contributor.editor Majumader, Swaraj
dc.date.accessioned 2019-12-05T13:16:31Z
dc.date.available 2019-12-05T13:16:31Z
dc.description The video is a documentary on the Rupkund expedition of 1956. Rupkund or the ‘lake of beauty’ is a high-altitude lake situated at the feet of the Trishul range in the Himalayas 16,000 feet above sea level. The lake remains frozen for most part of the year. In 1925, the Rupkund Lake became a centre of attention when a forest officer, H.K. Madhwal discovered human skeletal remains buried under snow at the banks of the lake. Some samples were collected by him and sent to the Department of Anthropology at Lucknow University for testing where it was revealed that the bones were 650 years old. A special investigation team led by N. Dutta Majumdar, the Director of Anthropological Survey of India set out to Rupkund in May, 1956. This expedition ended in a disaster due to bad weather. The second expedition under Majumdar undertaken in September, 1956 was finally successful.
dc.source Anthropological Survey of India
dc.format.mimetype text/htmlvideo/mp4
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Anthropological Survey of India, Kolkata
dc.subject Rupkund Lake
India--Uttarakhand
dc.type Video
dc.format.medium video
dc.format.duration 00:19:30
dc.contributor.presenter Anthropological Survey of India
DC Field Value
dc.contributor.editor Majumader, Swaraj
dc.date.accessioned 2019-12-05T13:16:31Z
dc.date.available 2019-12-05T13:16:31Z
dc.description The video is a documentary on the Rupkund expedition of 1956. Rupkund or the ‘lake of beauty’ is a high-altitude lake situated at the feet of the Trishul range in the Himalayas 16,000 feet above sea level. The lake remains frozen for most part of the year. In 1925, the Rupkund Lake became a centre of attention when a forest officer, H.K. Madhwal discovered human skeletal remains buried under snow at the banks of the lake. Some samples were collected by him and sent to the Department of Anthropology at Lucknow University for testing where it was revealed that the bones were 650 years old. A special investigation team led by N. Dutta Majumdar, the Director of Anthropological Survey of India set out to Rupkund in May, 1956. This expedition ended in a disaster due to bad weather. The second expedition under Majumdar undertaken in September, 1956 was finally successful.
dc.source Anthropological Survey of India
dc.format.mimetype text/htmlvideo/mp4
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Anthropological Survey of India, Kolkata
dc.subject Rupkund Lake
India--Uttarakhand
dc.type Video
dc.format.medium video
dc.format.duration 00:19:30
dc.contributor.presenter Anthropological Survey of India