Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
Share
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
Books > Buddhist > The Thakali (A Himalayan Ethnography)
Displaying 670 of 1589         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
The Thakali (A Himalayan Ethnography)
The Thakali (A Himalayan Ethnography)
Description

About the Book

This monograph presents a comprehensive ethnography of the Thakali with particular reference to the Thak Khola valley of Mustang district, Nepal the homeland of the Thakali. Based on several years of field work since 1972, it provides a wealth of hitherto unrecorded detail and much insight on Thakali history, culture and society.

Following in introduction to the valley and its peoples, the author describes how he lived among the Thakali. Much attention is then devoted to a history of the valley, thus providing a long-term perspective on its society and culture. How the Thakali make a living the subsistence economy and their need and sources for cash is recounted. Thakali kinship terminologies are analysed and the use of kinship terms and traditional behaviour patterns between relatives is examined. After an account of the form and function of Thakali patrilineal descent groups, the author examines the Thakali household, inheritance system, and residence patterns.

Individual chapters then present the following subjects: social stratification; marriage; the life cycle of the individual; the political systems in Thak Khola; the Thakali world view and death ceremonies as an example of Thakali ritual; a description of the main festivals; the history of Thakali emigration and the life of Thakali living outside Thak Khola.

The final chapter examines continuity and change, impression management, cohesion and conflict, and a developing identity crisis among the Thakali. The book ends with a discussion of the future of the Thakali. As a major contribution to the literature on the peoples of Nepal, this monumental study is of importance to ethonographers, anthropologists, historians and to all those interested in the Himalayas.

About the Author

Michael Vinding, born in Copenhagen in 1950, is a diplomat presently Resident Coordinator, Liason Office of Denmark, Thimphu. Since 1972 he has researched the Thakali of Mustang District, Nepal. He is the author of Lha Phewa: The Thakali 12-year Festival (1992).

Back of the Book

§ At once refreshingly personal and pleasingly traditional, a truly rare combination in modern ethnography.
§ A lasting contribution to anthropology should appear at the top of every South Asian anthropology syllabus.
§ This fine ethnography should be required reading as a model of sound ethnographic field work.
§ The most comprehensive study of Thakali society and identity available.
§ Ein lebendiger Bericht aus der Praxis der Feldforschung wie er vollstandiger and interessanter nicht sein kann authentisch von der ersten bis letzten Seite Ein wichtiger and lesenswerter Beitrag zur Ethnographie der Himalaya region.

Preface

This is an ethnography of the Thakali of the Thak Khola valley, Mustang District, Nepal. It was submitted to the Faculty of Arts, University of Aarhus, in May 1997 as a dissertation for the doctor philosophiae (Dr. phil) degree. No additions or major changes have been undertaken since then.

It has been my good fortune to have studied under Processor, dr. phil. Johannes Nicolaisen and Professor, dr. phil. Erik Haarh. They have been an invaluable source of inspiration and encouragement. Needless to say, their death has been a painful loss to me.

A number of friends and colleagues have contributed in different ways in the preparation of this book. I would like to express my warmest appreciations to Professor, dr. phil. Amin Geertz, Professor, Dr. David Jackson, Dr. Don Messerschmidt, Professor, Dr. Ton Otto, Dr. Charles Ramble, Dr. James Ross, Professor, dr. phil. Per K. Sorensen and dr. phil. Jesper Trier. I would also like to thank Mr. Svend Algren for preparing the maps.

Special thanks are due to my Thakali friends, especially (the late) Sarchekyop Thakali and his daughter Sarmendo whose house has become my second home; Krishnalal Thakali, M.P. and Palindra Thakali for their assistance in the field; and Narendra Gauchan and his son Surendra with whom I studied Thakali history.

I am grateful to His Majesty's Government of Nepal for permitting research in Nepal and to the Danish Government's Research Council for the Humanities for financing part of the expenses for fieldwork and the production of the book.

Finally, special gratitude is due to my beloved wife Bina for her strong support and encouragement in the long years of research.

This ethnography is addressed to scholars. It is, however, my hope that it may also be of use to Thakali seeking their roots and contribute to the strengthening of Thakali identity.

 

CONTENTS
  Preface ix
  Introduction 1
I The Thak Khola Valley 9
II Living among the Thakali 28
III The History of the Thak Khola valley 46
IV Making a Living 93
V Kinship and Affinity 144
VI Clans and Lineages 168
VII The Household and Inheritance System 190
VIII Social Stratification 203
IX Marriage 215
X The Life Cycle 239
XI The Political System 252
XII Religion 286
XIII Festivals 330
XIV Thakali Living outside Thak Khola 354
XV A Reappraisal of the Thakali 371
  Appendices:  
1. Documents 394
2. Myths and Fables 402
  Glossary 417
  Bibliography 451
  Index 466

The Thakali (A Himalayan Ethnography)

Deal 15% Off
Item Code:
IDK063
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2008
Publisher:
Adroit Publishers, Delhi
ISBN:
9788187392811
Size:
9.5" X 7.3"
Pages:
470 (Black & White Illustrations 51)
Price:
$60.00
Discounted:
$51.00   Shipping Free - 4 to 6 days
You Save:
$9.00 (15%)
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
The Thakali (A Himalayan Ethnography)

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 10117 times since 16th Nov, 2014

About the Book

This monograph presents a comprehensive ethnography of the Thakali with particular reference to the Thak Khola valley of Mustang district, Nepal the homeland of the Thakali. Based on several years of field work since 1972, it provides a wealth of hitherto unrecorded detail and much insight on Thakali history, culture and society.

Following in introduction to the valley and its peoples, the author describes how he lived among the Thakali. Much attention is then devoted to a history of the valley, thus providing a long-term perspective on its society and culture. How the Thakali make a living the subsistence economy and their need and sources for cash is recounted. Thakali kinship terminologies are analysed and the use of kinship terms and traditional behaviour patterns between relatives is examined. After an account of the form and function of Thakali patrilineal descent groups, the author examines the Thakali household, inheritance system, and residence patterns.

Individual chapters then present the following subjects: social stratification; marriage; the life cycle of the individual; the political systems in Thak Khola; the Thakali world view and death ceremonies as an example of Thakali ritual; a description of the main festivals; the history of Thakali emigration and the life of Thakali living outside Thak Khola.

The final chapter examines continuity and change, impression management, cohesion and conflict, and a developing identity crisis among the Thakali. The book ends with a discussion of the future of the Thakali. As a major contribution to the literature on the peoples of Nepal, this monumental study is of importance to ethonographers, anthropologists, historians and to all those interested in the Himalayas.

About the Author

Michael Vinding, born in Copenhagen in 1950, is a diplomat presently Resident Coordinator, Liason Office of Denmark, Thimphu. Since 1972 he has researched the Thakali of Mustang District, Nepal. He is the author of Lha Phewa: The Thakali 12-year Festival (1992).

Back of the Book

§ At once refreshingly personal and pleasingly traditional, a truly rare combination in modern ethnography.
§ A lasting contribution to anthropology should appear at the top of every South Asian anthropology syllabus.
§ This fine ethnography should be required reading as a model of sound ethnographic field work.
§ The most comprehensive study of Thakali society and identity available.
§ Ein lebendiger Bericht aus der Praxis der Feldforschung wie er vollstandiger and interessanter nicht sein kann authentisch von der ersten bis letzten Seite Ein wichtiger and lesenswerter Beitrag zur Ethnographie der Himalaya region.

Preface

This is an ethnography of the Thakali of the Thak Khola valley, Mustang District, Nepal. It was submitted to the Faculty of Arts, University of Aarhus, in May 1997 as a dissertation for the doctor philosophiae (Dr. phil) degree. No additions or major changes have been undertaken since then.

It has been my good fortune to have studied under Processor, dr. phil. Johannes Nicolaisen and Professor, dr. phil. Erik Haarh. They have been an invaluable source of inspiration and encouragement. Needless to say, their death has been a painful loss to me.

A number of friends and colleagues have contributed in different ways in the preparation of this book. I would like to express my warmest appreciations to Professor, dr. phil. Amin Geertz, Professor, Dr. David Jackson, Dr. Don Messerschmidt, Professor, Dr. Ton Otto, Dr. Charles Ramble, Dr. James Ross, Professor, dr. phil. Per K. Sorensen and dr. phil. Jesper Trier. I would also like to thank Mr. Svend Algren for preparing the maps.

Special thanks are due to my Thakali friends, especially (the late) Sarchekyop Thakali and his daughter Sarmendo whose house has become my second home; Krishnalal Thakali, M.P. and Palindra Thakali for their assistance in the field; and Narendra Gauchan and his son Surendra with whom I studied Thakali history.

I am grateful to His Majesty's Government of Nepal for permitting research in Nepal and to the Danish Government's Research Council for the Humanities for financing part of the expenses for fieldwork and the production of the book.

Finally, special gratitude is due to my beloved wife Bina for her strong support and encouragement in the long years of research.

This ethnography is addressed to scholars. It is, however, my hope that it may also be of use to Thakali seeking their roots and contribute to the strengthening of Thakali identity.

 

CONTENTS
  Preface ix
  Introduction 1
I The Thak Khola Valley 9
II Living among the Thakali 28
III The History of the Thak Khola valley 46
IV Making a Living 93
V Kinship and Affinity 144
VI Clans and Lineages 168
VII The Household and Inheritance System 190
VIII Social Stratification 203
IX Marriage 215
X The Life Cycle 239
XI The Political System 252
XII Religion 286
XIII Festivals 330
XIV Thakali Living outside Thak Khola 354
XV A Reappraisal of the Thakali 371
  Appendices:  
1. Documents 394
2. Myths and Fables 402
  Glossary 417
  Bibliography 451
  Index 466
Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Related Items

The Tibetan World of The Indian Himalayas (An Ethnography of The Garden of Dakini)
by Tanase Jiro
Hardcover (Edition: 2012)
Manohar Publishers and Distributors
Item Code: NAE686
$37.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Kinnaurese of The Himalayas (An Old and Rare Book)
by M.K.Raha and S.N. Mahato
Hardcover (Edition: 1985)
Anthropological Survey of India
Item Code: NAI471
$40.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Tantra And Popular Religion In Tibet
by Geoffrey Samuel, Hamish Gregor and Elisabeth Stutchbury
Hardcover (Edition: 1994)
Aditya Prakashan
Item Code: IDI608
$30.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Politics of Culture (A Study of Three Kirata Communities in the Eastern Himalayas)
by T B Subba
Paperback (Edition: 2001)
Orient Longman Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAF826
$20.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
ORDER IN PARADOX Myth, Ritual, and Exchange among Nepal's Tamang
by David H. Holmberg
Paperback (Edition: 2005)
Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: IDF165
$27.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
History of Iron Technology in India (From Beginning to Pre-Modern Times)
by Vibha Tripathi
Hardcover (Edition: 2008)
Rupa Publication Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAF764
$40.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Bakkarwals of Jammu and Kashmir (Navigating through Nomadism)
Deal 18% Off
by Anita Sharma, Foreword Shereen Ratnagar
Hardcover (Edition: 2009)
Niyogi Books
Item Code: IHG006
$70.00$57.40
You save: $12.60 (18%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now

Testimonials

I recieved my Mahavir pendant today. It is wonderful. I was recently in Delhi and as it was a spiritual trip visiting Jain temples in Rajasthan, Agra, Rishikesh and Delhi i did not have the opportunity to shop much. The pendant is beautiful and i shall treasure it. I have attached a picture of me in India. Your country and the people will always be in my heart.
Evelyn, Desoto, Texas.
I received my Order this week, It's wonderful. I really thank you very much.
Antonio Freitas, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
I have been ordering from your site for several years and am always pleased with my orders and the time frame is lovely also. Thanks for being such a wonderful company.
Delia, USA
I recviced Book Air Parcel(Nadi-Astrology). I am glad to see this book. Thankx. Muhammad Arshad Nadeem Pakistan.
Muhammad Arshad Nadeem
It is always a great pleasure to return to Exotic India with its exquisit artwork, books and other items. As I said several times before, Exotic India is far more than a highly professional Indian online shop; it is in fact an excellent ambassador to the world for the splendour of Indian wisdom and spirituality. I wish a happy and successful New Year 2017 to Exotic India and its employees! You can be very proud of yourself!
Dr Michael Seeber (psychiatrist and psychotherapist, Essen/Germany)
My last order arrived in a reasonable amount of time, regarding the long way it had to take! I am glad to find this and some other ayurvedic remedy, as well as books and much other things at your online-store and I am looking forward to be your customer again, some time.
Andreas, Germany.
Намаскар! Честно говоря, сомневался. Но сегодня получил свой заказ. Порадовала упаковка, упаковано всё очень тщательно и аккуратно. Большое спасибо, как раз подарок к Новому Году! Namaskar! Frankly, I doubted. But today received my order. We were pleased with the packaging. Everything is packed carefully and accurately. Thank you very much, just a gift for the New Year!
Ruslan, Russia.
Thanks for the great sale!! It really helped me out. I love Exotic India.
Shannon, USA
I have got the 3 parcels with my order today and everything is perfect. Thank you very much for such a good packaging to protect the items and for your service.
Guadalupe, Spain
Great books! I am so glad you make them available to order, thank you!
Yevgen, USA
TRUSTe online privacy certification
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2017 © Exotic India