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The mouths of people, the voice of god : Buddhists and Muslims in a frontier community of Ladakh

Author: Smriti Srinivasa
Publisher: Delhi ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On the social life and customs of the two villages in Nubra valley of Ladākh district.
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Srinivasa, Smriti.
Mouths of people, the voice of god.
Delhi ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998
(OCoLC)605380439
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Smriti Srinivasa
ISBN: 0195642295 9780195642292
OCLC Number: 39540512
Notes: Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Delhi School of Economics.
2 maps on lining paper.
Description: vi, 219 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction. The Context of this study. The Organization and Aims of this Work --
2. The Frontier Region of Ladakh. A Brief Description of the Ladakh Region. The Social Groups in Ladakh. Ladakh and Administration by the Indian State --
3. The Household, Integration and Exchange. The Ethnographic Site. The Agricultural Calendar. Levels of Integration --
4. The Primary Level of Integration. The Household. The Number and Types of Households in Hundar and Tegar. The Lama and the Imam. The Chospun. Appendix A --
5. The Secondary Level of Integration. The Occupational Categories in the Village. The Work Group. The Phaspun. The Iftarspun. The Village --
6. The Tertiary Level of Integration. The Kindred. Political Patriliny. Conclusion --
The Two Systems of Exchange in the Valley --
7. Speaking in Tongues. Case I: Death in the Village. Case II: The Monastery Drama. Case III: The Accident. Case IV: The Spirit Possession of the Manekhang Priest --
8. Cultural Processes in a Frontier Community. 'Mikha' --
People's Mouths. Body, Language and the Structure of Feeling. The Sensory Circuit of Communication. Conclusion-Codes and Mediums.
Responsibility: Smriti Srinivasa.
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Family relations, kinship, division of labour and gender are all analysed in this ethnography of the Buddhist and Muslim communities in two villages of Ladakh. The social structure has been related  Read more...

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