List of Figures

1. Geological map of the Alaknanda-Dhauli Ganga Valleys< Uttarakhand Himalaya
2. Rocks of the Lesser Himalayan Sequence
3. Rocks and deformation within the Lesser Himalayan quartzite
4. S-C shear fabric within the MCT zone
5. Out-of-sequence thrusting and deformation of mylonite
6. Microscopic deformation characters
7. Garnet porphyroblasts in the Vaikrita Group
8. SW-verging asymmetrical folds
9. Orientation of foliation
10. Deformation of the imbricated quartzite and Munsiari-Type mylonite
11. Imbricates Lesser Himalayan quartzite
12. Sheared quartz veins
13. Textural characters of the Joshimath Formation
14. Characters of the Suraithota Formation
15. Shear indicators
16. Flow structures inyhe Suraithota Formation
17. Deformation in the HHC and first appearance of leucogranite
18. Migmatite and pegmatite
19. Microscopic characters of stromatic migmatite
20. Garnet porphyroblasts and migmatite
21. Extensional shear bands and foliation boudins with leucogranite
22. “V pull-apatrs” and superposed shearing
23. Structureless leucogranite patches
24. Pegmatite and sillimanite-bearing shear zones
25. Typical mylonite along the STDS and shear sense indicators.
26. Geological map of the Malari area
27. Structures and microtextures of the Martoli Formation.
28. South Tibetan Detachment System (STDS) near Malari
29. Deformed microtextures of the Malari Granite.
30. Oldest migmatite and shear sense indicators in the HHC.
31. Deformation of the HHC and stages of granite melts
32. The South Tibetan Detachment System (STDS) around Niti.
33. Distribution of contractional DS1and extensional DS2 phases in the HHC and adjoining units