Himalayan Anthropology: The Indo-Tibetan Interface

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

Fourfold Classifications of Society in the Himalayas
7
Kinship and Culture in the Himalayan Region
27
A Cultural Subspecies
43
What Whither and Whether
67
Stratification and Religion in a Himalayan Society
83
Changing Patterns of Multiethnic Interaction in the Western
103
The Dual Role of High Caste Women in Nepal
121
Rotating Credit Associations in Nepal
141
Tibetan Oracles
287
A Case of Cultural Diffusion
309
The Saintly Madman in Tibet
327
Life in
359
Ethnogenesisand Resource Competition among Tibetan Refugees
395
Himalayan Religion and Folklore
421
Notes on the Origins of the Newars of the Kathmandu Valley
433
Intercaste Relations in a Newar Community
461

The Role of the Priest in Sunuwar Society
167
Nepalis in Tibet
187
A Few Themes Drawn from
227
The Retention of Pastoralism among the Kirghiz of the Afghan
233
A Tibetan Semantic Device
251
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 Pujas
529
Index of Names
547
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