Author Archives: HP General Studies

Syllabus for the post of Tehsil Welfare Officer – HPPSC Shimla

By | May 26, 2020

There will be an objective type Screening Test of one paper consisting of 100 questions of multiple choice of 2 hours duration as below: 1. 50 Questions of Modern History (From 1857 onwards) of India, Indian culture, Indian Polity, Indian Economy, and Geography of India. = 50 Marks 2. 30 Questions of History, Geography, and… Read More »

Brief Geography of District Sirmaur – Himachal Pradesh General Studies

By | May 25, 2020

Size and Location: The district lies in outer Himalaya (Shivaliks) except the “Dun valley” which is called “Kayar-Da-Dun”. Sirmaur district falls in the south-eastern parts of Himachal Pradesh which constitutes a part of the southern Himachal Pradesh of Himachal Pradesh Himalaya region. The district is further sub-divided into four sub-micro regions of the Upper Sirmaur… Read More »

Census 2011 Highlights of District Sirmaur

By | May 24, 2020

Distribution of Population in Rural-Urban Areas: According to the 2011 Census, the total population of the Sirmaur district is 5,29,855 comprising 2,76,289 males and 2,53,566 females. This population of the district forms 7.7 percent of the State population and ranks at 5th place among the districts. Out of the total population of the district, 89.2… Read More »

Churdhar Peak – District Sirmaur of Himachal Pradesh

By | May 24, 2020

Churdhar is a beautiful place in the Sirmaur district which is basically famous for the temple of Lord Shiva’s. Churdhar or Chur-Chandni is a solitary peak that literally means ‘moonlight gleaming on the snow’. Here in this place there is a Shiv Ling, which is believed to be the religious Ling. The name of the place is derived from… Read More »

What is Polyandry? – Himachal Pradesh General Studies

By | May 23, 2020

Polyandry is the phenomenon in which a female cohabits in the company of two or more males. In other words, polyandry custom was that in which two or more persons had a single wife. This social custom was widely practised in Keonthal, Bushahr, Jubbal, the trans-Giri tract of Sirmaur among the Shimla Hill States, and… Read More »

Beth, Begar and Reet System in Himachal Pradesh – HPAS Mains

By | May 22, 2020

Begar System in Himachal Pradesh Begar system was prevalent in the erstwhile Shimla and Punjab Hill States of Himachal Pradesh since time immemorial. Begar means forced labour or employing anyone without remuneration. Describing begar or forced labour in the hills, Satyanand Stokes wrote, “Begar was the system by which the transportation of each state was… Read More »

Reet/Rit System in Himachal Pradesh – HPAS Mains

By | May 22, 2020

In the Shimla Hill States and many adjoining countries such as Mandi, Kullu and Kangra, an obnoxious custom namely Reet was prevalent since time immemorial. Definition of Reet Marriage:  It is difficult to give any precise definition of Reet. To some it was a form of marriage but to others, it was the payment usually… Read More »

Beth System in Himachal Pradesh – HPAS Mains

By | May 22, 2020

Beth was an obligation to render personal service in return for certain cultivating rights. Those, who rendered this service for rulers and zamindars were known as bethu (service tenant). The bethu occupied and tilled land which in fact belonged to the Raja or Zamindars. He cultivated a portion for his subsistence and the remaining portion… Read More »