Bards and Mediums: History, Culture and Politics in the Central Himalayan Kingdoms

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Title:Bards and Mediums: History, Culture and Politics in the Central Himalayan Kingdoms

ISBN:9788190008693

Author:Daniela Berti
Remi Bordes
Maheshwar P. Joshi
Gregory Maskarinec
Mahes Raj Pant
Isabelle Riaboff
Tek Bahadur Shrestha
Satya Shrestha Schipper
Pascale Dollfus

Editor:Marie Lecomte -Tilouine

Publisher:Almora Book Depot

Publish Year:2009

Edition:First Edition

Cover:Hard Back

Subject:Shamanism | Anthropology/ Sociology | Indian Philosophy | Spirituality / Spiritual | Nepal History | Nepal Anthropology | Nepal Non-Fiction | Folk tales/ Folk songs | Non Fiction | Social Science | Nepal Culture and Custom | Mystic

Language:English

Remarks:contains bibliography, and CD-ROM

Pages:395

Size:164 x 248 mm

Weight(gms):525

Price:USD 17.88

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  • The volume explores the fascinating culture of the central Himalayas, focusing on its rich bardic tradition and its highly institutionalized forms of spirit possession. It offers a unique set of contributions on the role of mediumism in the social an political organizations of various kingdoms in Nepal and India's Western Himalayas. The history of the Malla Empire(12th-14th centuries), and of its capital, Dullu, is explored through the recitation of genealogies and epic in their context of performance; ethno-history the first investigation on the religious complex of Dullu; finally epigraphy through the studies of a large corpus of Malla inscriptions from Nepal and Uttarakhand.

    Daniela Berti

    She is a social anthropologist, research fellow at the CNRS

    Remi Bordes

    He holds a doctorate in Social Anthropology

    Maheshwar P. Joshi

    He is an archaeologist and historian; Hon. Fellow, Doon Library and Research Centre, Dehraun, Uttarakhand

    Gregory Maskarinec

    He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii and Director of Research of that department

    Mahes Raj Pant

    He is roiginally trained at the shool of the Samsodhanana-mandala, Kathmandu in classical Sanskrit and Nepalese studies

    Isabelle Riaboff

    She hols a doctorate in Social Anthropology

    Tek Bahadur Shrestha

    He is a historian, honorary professor at the Center for Nepal and Asian Studies, Tribhuwan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

    Satya Shrestha Schipper

    She is a PhD scholar in Social Anthropology and she works jointly with Milieux, Societes et Cultures en Himalaya, CNRS

    Pascale Dollfus

    He is an anthropologist and senior research fellow, Doon Library and Research Centre
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