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All drongpa or full members of the village community belonged to a household
within the village and bore its name. These full members are also referred to as tr'
elpa ('taxpayers') with reference to their tax-paying status.1 Households were ...
Households are maintained as single units in Nepal, as they were in central Tibet
, through strategies of polyandrous marriage, magpa marriage (where an only
daughter marries uxorilocally and she and her husband take over her parents' ...
Ganggar, with 230 households, was the largest settlement in Dingri. The local
dzongwas some 60 km distant, at Shelkar, but a subordinate officer was assigned
to Ganggar; Aziz comments that he had "such little work that he [was] mainly ...
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Samuel wrote Civilized Shamans for an anthropological audience, but the book has become a key text for students of Tibet’s history and religion. He proposes that shamanic influence is greater in ... Read full review
Civilized Shamans: Buddhism in Tibetan SocietiesUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Everything about this book on the political and religious history of Tibet is big. A 150-page discussion on the socio-economic developments in Tibet serves as an introduction; the major discussion on ... Read full review
Shamanic and Clerical Buddhism
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Buddhism in Contemporary Tibet: Religious Revival and Cultural Identity
Andrew L. Christenson
No preview available - 1998