Malana is an old Indian town in the province of Himachal Pradesh. This single town in the Malana Nala, a side valley of the Parvati Valley toward the north-east of Kullu Valley, is separated from the remainder of the world. The pinnacles of Chanderkhani and Deo Tibba shadow the town. It is arranged on a far off level by the side of the heavy Malana stream, at a tallness of 2,652 meters (8,701 ft) above ocean level. Malana has its own way of life and social construction and individuals are severe in after their traditions. Malana has been the subject of different narratives, including Malana: Globalization of a Himalayan Village, and Malana, A Lost Identity. The current speakers of the autochthonous language Kanashi, the customary language of the occupants of Malana, number around 1700. As per the 1961 evaluation, the language speakers were then 563, yet today the number of inhabitants in Malana is in any event multiple times as extensive as 40 years prior. The most widely recognized course to the town is by taxi or transport from Jhari. One stop preceding Malana. Streets till Malana Village traveling entryway are created.
As indicated by the nearby legends, Jamlu rishi (sage) possessed this spot and made guidelines and guidelines. Local people guarantee it to be perhaps the most seasoned majority rule government of the world with an efficient parliamentary framework, guided by their devta (divinity) Jamlu rishi. Despite the fact that Jamlu is at present related to a sage from the Puranas, this is a generally ongoing turn of events. Jamlu is accepted to have been venerated in pre-Aryan occasions. Penelope Chetwood relates a story about a standard Brahmin minister, who visited Malana, and attempted to instruct local people about the family of their god, and what hence came upon the hapless cleric.
Malana has been called ‘one of the most seasoned majority rules system’ on the planet. The locals accept that they have unadulterated Aryan qualities and that they are relatives of Alexander the Great’s warriors.
A dam project, the Malana Hydro Power Station, has carried Malana a lot nearer to the remainder of the world and gives income to the area. Another street has abbreviated the strolling time from a few days to only 4 hours. The Hydro Malana Project has likewise destroyed the magnificence of the valley. In 2004, Malana was received by Aryan Sharma, a money manager situated in Delhi. On 5 January 2008, a seething fire in the town, which consumed for over 5 hours, obliterated social constructions and parts of antiquated sanctuaries situated in the village. In 2017, the town requested the conclusion of roughly twelve visitor houses and cafés, apparently on the sets of the divinity Jamlu.
The town is administered by a bicameral parliament, comprising of lower house called the Kanishthang and an upper house called the Jayeshthang. The current panchayat is Bhagi Ram.
The occupants of Malana speak Kanashi/Raksh (evidently the tongue of fallen angels living there quite a while in the past), which is seen exclusively by the townspeople. “Kanashi, the language of Malana, doesn’t take after any of the lingos verbally expressed around there however is by all accounts a combination of Sanskrit and a few Tibetan vernaculars.” Ethnologue, refering to a reference from 2002, characterizes Malana as a Tibetan-Burmese language, as opposed to as an individual from the Indo-European languages, and notes that Kanashi has some understandability with any Tibeto-Burman language of Kinnaur” in spite of the fact that Malana is encircled by Indo-Aryan language talking populaces.
The economy of Malana was generally founded on making bushels, ropes and shoes from hemp. Weed was developed as a lawful money crop for quite a long time. Starting during the 1980s, Malana turned into an objective for sporting medication the travel industry. The town additionally delivers maize and potatoes. While the travel industry is presently a significant type of revenue for the town, as of late a boycott has been set keeping the vacationers from remaining for the time being at the town. Obviously, this has been done to shield the town from defiling impact of the rest of the world. Accordingly, inns and visitor houses by the untouchables have been shut down. Travelers can visit during daytime and leave before it is dim or they can remain in not many home stays claimed by local people.
Culture and way of life
The town organization is majority rule and is accepted, by local people, to be the most seasoned republic of the world.
Notwithstanding being a piece of the Kullu valley, there is a fantasy that the Malanis have extremely unmistakable actual highlights, and a lingo which is not quite the same as the remainder of the valley. Nonetheless, in the valleys of Himachal, there are countless unmistakable Pahadi tongues, some of them very surprising from one another. Consequently the physical/lingual uniqueness can’t be demonstrated, given the detachment of the Malana public, with the exception of the exchange of Marijuana/Hashish in the Parvati valley.