Lesser Himalaya

  • Soumyajit MukherjeeEmail author
  • Narayan Bose
  • Rajkumar Ghosh
  • Dripta Dutta
  • Achyuta Ayan Misra
  • Mohit Kumar
  • Swagato Dasgupta
  • Tuhin Biswas
  • Aditya Joshi
  • Manoj A. Limaye


The Lesser Himalayan Sequence (LHS) consists of mainly Palaeoproterozoic metapelites: slates, phyllites, psammo-pelitic schists, greywackes, etc. Both fore-thrusts (top-to-S/SW shear sense) and back-thrusts (top-to-N/NE) have been reported from this terrain (Bose and Mukherjee 2019a). This chapter describes mainly field photographs and microstructures from the following portions of the LHS, viz. Almora klippe, the Ramgarh klippe, Sarahan region, Bhagirathi river section and Sikkim. The Almora klippe consists of medium/high-grade metamorphic rocks of the Almora Group: schists, garnet-bearing mica schists and amphibolites (Singh and Patel 2017 and references therein).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Soumyajit Mukherjee
    • 1
    Email author
  • Narayan Bose
    • 5
  • Rajkumar Ghosh
    • 1
  • Dripta Dutta
    • 1
  • Achyuta Ayan Misra
    • 2
  • Mohit Kumar
    • 6
  • Swagato Dasgupta
    • 3
  • Tuhin Biswas
    • 1
  • Aditya Joshi
    • 4
  • Manoj A. Limaye
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Earth SciencesIndian Institute of Technology BombayPowai, MumbaiIndia
  2. 2.Reliance Industries Ltd.Navi MumbaiIndia
  3. 3.Indian Institute of Technology (ISM)DhanbadIndia
  4. 4.Department of GeologyThe Maharaja Sayajirao University of BarodaVadodaraIndia
  5. 5.Department of Geological SciencesIndian Institute of Technology KharagpurWest BengalIndia
  6. 6.Survey of IndiaDehradunIndia

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