Title:Himalayan Village: An Account of the Lepchas of Sikkim
Remarks:B&W Photographs, Tables, Appendix and Index.
Size:142 x 217 mm
High in the Himalayas between Nepal and Bhutan is the small Kingdom of Sikkim. In these lofty isolated foothills live a people who have developed a unique way of life. These are the clans of the Lepcha people.
But who are they, and what are their special characteristics and traditions?
This story takes place in 1937, when The Author Geoffrey Gorer lived amongst this hardy mountain folk. His lively and engaging observations and comments make this book an invaluable contribution to our knowledge of these remote communities.
Where man and nature are at their closest, the Himalayan foothills provide a distinct backdrop for the Lepcha cultural heritage. Disturbed only by festivals, marriages, religious celebrations and nature's occasionally angry retorts, life has a timeless quality in a Himalayan village.