Gorer, Geoffrey, 1905-. Himalayan village: an account of the Lepchas of Sikkim

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Chapter One The Lepchas And Sikkim

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Book One Lepcha Life

Chapter Two The Homes Of The Lepchas

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Chapter Three Getting Food

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Lepcha Agricultural Calendar

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Chapter Four Money Lenders And Trading Friends

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Chapter Five Law And Order

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Chapter Six The Rules Of Kinship And Marriage

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Chapter Seven Religion I: Lamaism

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Chapter Eight Religion Ii: The Mun

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Chapter Nine Religion Iii: The People Of Mayel

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Book Two Life Of The Lepchas

Chapter Ten The Rhythm Of Lepcha Life

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Chapter Eleven Birth And Childhood

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Chapter Twelve Sex, Marriage And Maturity

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Chapter Thirteen Death

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Book Three Lives Of Lepchas

Chapter Fourteen Deviants And Defectives

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Chapter Fifteen The Life Of Kurma

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Earliest Memories. Death Of Father. (i Believe There Is Considerable Telescoping In These Earliest Memories.)

Birth Of Younger Brother. Adoption.

Situation Of Mother On Death Of Father.

Childhood Memories While Living With Passo. (the Following Incident Is Almost The Most Vivid In Kurma's Childhood And He Volunteered It Immediately After The Account Of His Father's Death.)

Kurma Spies On The Birth Of Apot.

Early Sexual Experience.

Practical Joke Played On Kurma.

Relations With Mother.

Onset Of Padem Rum.

Birth Of Bastard Sister.

Death Of Banyok. Kurma's First Version.

Death Of Banyok. Kurma's Second Version.

Kurma's Mother's Second Marriage.

Reasons For Ill-treatment By Adopting Parents.

Kurma's Final Return Home.

Suicide Of Elder Brother, Ahyok.

First Marriage.

Illness.

Death Of Stepfather. Removal To Lik.

Amputation Of ‘ingzong’.

Rape Of A Little Girl.

Purchase Of Boom.

Betrothal Of Samboop And Death Of First Wife.

Death Of Mother.

Death Of The Younger Brother Samboop. 16

Other Versions Of Same Story.

Death Of Eldest Child.

Death Of Second Wife.

Care Of Youngest Child, Born 1934.

Third Wife.

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March 18 Th To May 20 Th.

Journal Of Kurma's Actions And Obiter Dicta

Chapter Sixteen The First Dorjé Lapoon, His Family, And Jiroong

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The First Dorjé Lapoon.

Datoop.

Mrs. Datoop.

Pembu.

Pichi.

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Jiroong.

Chapter Seventeen Social Evolution And Aggression: Some Suggestions

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Title: Himalayan village: an account of the Lepchas of Sikkim

Published By: London: Michael Joseph, Ltd., 1938. 510 p., plates

By line: [by] Geoffrey Gorer ; With an introduction by J. H. Hutton ...

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2003. Computer File

Culture: Lepcha (AK05)

Subjects: Culture summary (105); Personality traits (157);

Abstract: The field-work for this book was done by Gorer in the company of John Morris (for his description of the Lepcha see 2: Morris). As a result of observations made in common, and the relatively small size of the village studied, there is some overlap in the data presented, particularly about given individuals. Gorer's work is oriented toward personality and culture, with particular attention paid to aggression. The book contains data on buildings, food-getting activities, religions, the life cycle, kinship, government, and mythology of the Lepcha.

Document Number: 1

Document ID: ak05-001

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliographical references and index

Field Date: 1937

Evaluation: Journalist-5

Analyst: James Leary ; 1958

Coverage Date: 1937

Coverage Place: Lingthem, Sikkim, India

LCSH: Lepcha (South Asian people)

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