The Rich Culture and History of Mongolia

The Rich Culture and History of Mongolia


Dr. Gaurav Gupta





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Book Description

Mongolia, a landlocked country in East Asia, possesses a rich and fascinating culture with a long and storied history. Renowned for its nomadic traditions, Mongolia is known for the legendary empire established by Genghis Khan in the 13th century, which became the largest contiguous empire in history. Mongolian culture is deeply rooted in its pastoral and nomadic heritage. Traditional life revolves around herding livestock, particularly horses, sheep, and camels. Nomadic families live in portable dwellings called yurts, which are easily dismantled and moved as the families follow their grazing animals across the vast Mongolian steppes. The nomadic lifestyle heavily influences Mongolian arts and customs. Mongolian music is characterised by throat singing (Khoomei), a unique vocal technique where singers produce multiple pitches simultaneously. Traditional instruments such as the horsehead fiddle (morin khuur) and the dulcimer-like instrument (yochin) are commonly used. Mongolia’s history stretches back to prehistoric times, with evidence of human habitation dating back thousands of years. Various nomadic tribes inhabited the region, engaging in animal husbandry and developing unique cultural practices. This book will make you experience a captivating journey through Mongolia’s vibrant landscapes, ancient traditions, and proud history. Experience the echoes of the nomadic spirit and the enduring legacy of remarkable people.

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