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The navel of the demoness : Tibetan Buddhism and civil religion in highland Nepal

Author: Charles Ramble
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
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This book is a study of religion in a Tibetanised community of Highland Nepal. The village of Te, in Mustang District, is nominally Buddhist: until recent times it had a tradition of Sakyapa monasticism, and depends on Nyingmapa tantric priests for ritual and clerical services.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ramble, Charles.
Navel of the demoness.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
(DLC) 2007025214
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Ramble
ISBN: 9780195154146 0195154142
OCLC Number: 507352036
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 393 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: The people of Mustang and their history --
Inside the Shöyul --
Neighbours and enemies --
From clans to households in Te --
The encounter with Buddhism --
The wild gods of Te --
Buddhists or pagans? --
Agedness of error --
Community law: the creation of a collectivity --
The headmen of Te and the heaven-appointed king --The disenchantment of Te?
Responsibility: Charles Ramble.
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This book is a study of religion in a Tibetanised community of Highland Nepal. The village of Te, in Mustang District, is nominally Buddhist: until recent times it had a tradition of Sakyapa monasticism, and depends on Nyingmapa tantric priests for ritual and clerical services.

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