The door opened, a gentleman-in-waiting, bending respectfully, handed the Emperor his hat and gloves; another brought hima
The socially-conscious prophet Mohammed abolished these private himas in favour of public tracts of land, preserved for the common good during times of hardship.
"We noticed large areas on the maps that were designated as himas, a concept that had slowly dissipated since Ottoman times," said SPNL president, Ramzi K.
Inspired by the potential of a system that was already familiar and community-based, as opposed to remote and government- imposed, SPNL, in partnership with BirdLife International, worked with residents of Ebel Es Saqi and the marshland village of Kfar Zabad in Lebanon's western Bekaa Valley to re-establish himas in both sites in 2004.
But with the emergence of postcolonial, modern Muslim states, known for their complex bureaucracies and centralized governments, himas were engulfed by ministry-controlled swaths of public land.
Inspired by the potential of a system that was already familiar and community-based, as opposed to remote and government-imposed, SPNL, in partnership with BirdLife International, worked with residents of Ebel es Saqi and the marshland village of Kfar Zabad in Lebanon's western Bekaa Valley to establish himas in both sites in 2004.
The himas at Qoleileh and Kfar Zabad have much to offer researchers as well.
"I feel that Hima is very hard working, dedicated and has strong psychological power.
He also says that Hima always liked training with the boys.
Nipon says that till a few days ago, nobody knew who Hima Das was but now world has changed.
Hima's village of Kandulmari is paddy rich and dirt poor.
In the post-Tampere euphoria, the government has announced a whole array of gifts and rewards which are meant to take care of Hima to Tokyo Olympics in 2020.