The Mouths of People, the Voice of God: Buddhists and Muslims in a Frontier Community of Ladakh

The Mouths of People, the Voice of God: Buddhists and Muslims in a Frontier Community of Ladakh

by Smriti Srinivas

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195642292
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 07/02/1998
Pages: 236
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 5.70(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
1(15)
The Context of this study
1(4)
The Organization and Aims of this Work
5(11)
2. The Frontier Region of Ladakh
16(15)
A Brief Description of the Ladakh Region
16(2)
The Social Groups in Ladakh
18(3)
Ladakh and Administration by the Indian State
21(10)
PART ONE 31(92)
3. The Household, Integration and Exchange
31(22)
The Ethnographic Site
31(5)
The Agricultural Calendar
36(9)
Levels of Integration
45(8)
4. The Primary Level of Integration
53(22)
The Household
53(6)
The Number and Types of Households in Hundar and Tegar
59(10)
The Lama and the Imam
69(2)
The Chospun
71(1)
Appendix A
72(3)
5. The Secondary Level of Integration
75(24)
The Occupational Categories in the Village
75(4)
The Work Group
79(1)
The Phaspun
80(3)
The Iftarspun
83(5)
The Village
88(11)
6. The Tertiary Level of Integration
99(24)
The Kindred
99(7)
Political Patriliny
106(10)
Conclusion-The Two Systems of Exchange in the Valley
116(7)
PART TWO 123(60)
7. Speaking in Tongues
123(26)
Case I: Death in the Village
123(3)
Case II: The Monastery Drama
126(4)
Case III: The Accident
130(5)
Case IV: The Spirit Possession of the Manekhang Priest
135(14)
8. Cultural Processes in a Frontier Community
149(34)
'Mikha'-People's Mouths
149(3)
Body, Language and the Structure of Feeling
152(11)
The Sensory Circuit of Communication
163(14)
Conclusion-Codes and Mediums
177(6)
Epilogue 183(4)
Glossary of Local Terms 187(9)
References 196(10)
Index 206

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