Title:Order in Paradox: Myth, Ritual and Exchange among Nepal's Tamang
Author:David H. Holmberg
Publisher:Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
Remarks:Notes, Maps, Figures, Table, Glossary, Bibliography and Index.
Size:140 x 216 mm
This lively account of ritual, religion, and exchange in the Tamang society of Nepal is sophisticated and well written. Holmberg draws on his informative descriptions of Tamang Buddhism for comparative insights into marriage exchange caste, sacrifice, and the coherence of religious fields..... The study illuminates the diversity of types of sacrifice the study illuminates the diversity of types of sacrifice the interplay of spoken and written ritual languages and the paradox of exchange that differentiates while promising to unify