Himalayan Village: An Account of the Lepchas of Sikkim

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Title:Himalayan Village: An Account of the Lepchas of Sikkim


Author:Geoffrey Gorer

Publisher:Pilgrims Publishing

Publish Year:2005

Edition:Reprinted Edition

Cover:Paper Back

Subject:Sikkim | Religion | Himalayas


Remarks:B&W Photographs, Tables, Appendix and Index.


Size:142 x 217 mm


Price:USD 6.78

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  • 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.

    Geoffrey Gorer

    Geoffrey Gorer was an English anthropologist and author (1905-1985) noted for his application of psychoanalytic techniques to anthropology. He was educated at Charterhouse and at Jesus College, Cambridge. During the 1930s he wrote unpublished fiction and drama.
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