Similarly. Funeral rites founded on a conceptualisation of the phases of death, and Teachings for the laity recited by the local bard, suggest that today's Tamangs ancestors may well have been contemporaneous with ancient Mongolian societies, all of them adepts of the old Ben religion and prior to periods when the great literature of the northern Treasure-texts gterma disseminated in Nepal from the seventeenth century onwards, was introduced.
This long-term work is the result of a collective effort bringing together the skills of researchers, ethnologists and historians, passionate about the world of these Buddhist populations of Nepal.
MUKTAS. TAMANG is an anthropologist and teaches at Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu. His research interest includes alternative history, indigenous peoples, social inclusion, and human rights. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University, and has been a Visiting Fellow at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi and Goldsmiths' College of University of London. He also worked as a Research Fellow at the New School for Social Research in New York.
THUDEN GYALCHEN LAMA is a rnyingmapa monk and historian, living in Rajvir gompa, Sailung (Doramba district, Nepal). He is co-author with M. S Tamang of Jigs rien tam chos lha chos mi chos bzhug she. Tamang & Lama, 2005.
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