The Thakali: A Himalayan Ethnography

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Serindia Publications, Inc., 1998 - Social Science - 470 pages
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This monograph presents a comprehensive ethnography of the Thakali with particular reference to the Thak Khola valley of Mustang district, Nepal - the homeland of the Thakali. Based on several years of fieldwork since 1972, it provides detail and insight on Thakali history, culture and society.
 

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Thanks for letting me know the history of my clan "Thakali" . I find this book as really interesting to read. Thanks to the author for collecting every piece of information about my clan "Thakali" :)

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great book

Contents

The Thak Khola Valley
9
Living among the Thakali
28
The History of the Thak Khola valley
46
Making a Living
93
Kinship and Affinity
144
Clans and Lineages
168
The Household and Inheritance System
190
Social Stratification
203
Religion
286
Festivals
330
Thakali Living outside Thak Khola
354
A Reappraisal of the Thakali
371
Documents
394
Myths and Fables
402
Glossary 417
417
Bibliography
451

Marriage
215
The Political System
252

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