Title:Gods and Mountains: The Folk Culture of a Himalayan Kingdom Nepal
Remarks:contains B&W photos and bibliography and illustrations
Size:148 x 232 mm
This book celebrates the spouts of faith of a turbulent nation. It is an awe-inspiring account of a nation fabled all over the world for its god and mountains. The author begins with an evocative legend of the origin of the Kathmandu valley and makes a sweep through the researchers so far done on the folk culture of Nepal. The chapters that follow deal with myths, legends, hymns, folk songs of Newars and Tamangs, festivals, holidays, pastimes, practices and beliefs,gambling, witchcraft, Nepalese proverbs, nursery rhymes and riddles.