The Sherpas of Nepal: Buddhist highlanders
John Murray • London • Published In 1964 • Pages:
By: Fürer-Haimendorf, Christoph von.
AbstractThis monograph provides an excellent background study of the ethnography of the Sherpas of the region of Khumbu, located at the foot of Mt. Everest in Nepal. Although emphasis is placed on Sherpa religion, especially on the monastic life, there are also abundant data on the geography and economy of the region, kinship and social organization, family life, the village political organization, and the values and moral concepts of the people. The author, accompanied by his wife, gathered the information for this study during several field trips to the area in the period of 1953-1962. This information was further supplemented with data provided by Sherpa informants, particularly Dorje Ngungdu of Khumjung.
- HRAF PubDate
- Sub Region
- Central Asia
- Document Type
- John Beierle ; 1990
- Coverage Date
- not specified
- Coverage Place
- Scattered throughout Nepal, but mainly in southeastern Nepal in the Khumbu region, near Mt. Everest - especially villages of Khumjung and Kunde
- [by] Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf
- Includes bibliographical references
- Sherpa (Nepalese people)