Himalayan Anthropology: The Indo-Tibetan Interface (Google eBook)

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James F. Fisher
Walter de Gruyter, Jan 1, 1978 - History - 567 pages
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Contents

A Tibetan Semantic Device
251
The Sherpa View of Human Nature
263
Tibetan Oracles
287
Some Aspects of Pön
299
A Case of Cultural Diffusion
309
The Saintly Madman in Tibet
327
TransHimalayan Traders in Transition
339
Life in an Exceptional Environment and Economy
359

THE SOUTH ASIAN PERSPECTIVE
75
Hindu Views of the Mountains
77
Stratification and Religion in a Himalayan Society
83
Changing Patterns of Multiethnic Interaction in the Western Himalayas
103
An Additional Perspective on the Nepali Caste System
111
The Dual Role of High Caste Women in Nepal
121
Rotating Credit Associations in Nepal
141
The Role of the Priest in Sunuwar Society
167
A New Rural Elite in Central Nepal
179
Nepalis in Tibet
187
Sikkim 18901973
205
A Few Themes Drawn from the Nepal Experience
227
THE CENTRAL ASIAN PERSPECTIVE
231
The Retention of Pastoralism among the Kirghiz of the Afghan Pamirs
233
Refugee Responses to a Tibetan CultureBound TAT
365
A New Face to the IndoTibetan Interface
395
Himalayan Religion and Folklore from the Lepchas of Sikkim
421
PERSPECTIVES MERGED THE NEWARS
431
Notes on the Origins of the Newars of the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal
433
A Preliminary Investigation
447
Intercaste Relations in a Newar Community
461
The Role of the Priest in Newar Society
483
Structure and Change of a Newari Festival Organization
505
A Descriptive Analysis of the Content of Nepalese Buddhist Pūjās as a MedicalCultural System with References to Tibetan Parallels
529
Biographical Notes
539
Index of Names
547
Index of Subjects
553
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