Book

Language hunting in the Karakoram

Allen and UnwinLondon • Published In 1939 • Pages:

By: Lorimer, E. O. (Emily Overend).

Abstract
This is a popularly written account of the return trip of the Lorimers to Hunza in 1934, and of their life with the Burusho for the following fourteen months. The daily activities of the Burusho throughout this time are recorded, and data on their houses, land, marriage customs, harvest festivals, crafts, and care of children are given.
Subjects
Topography and geology
Cultural identity and pride
Phonology
Linguistic identification
Food preparation
Water and thirst
Normal garb
Garment care
Water supply
Lithic industries
Dwellings
Religious and educational structures
Settlement patterns
Mechanics
Gift giving
Mutual aid
Routes
Highways and bridges
Ethnic stratification
Ethics
Ingroup antagonisms
Local officials
Chief executive
External relations
Public works
Sanctions
Prisons and jails
Hospitals and clinics
Medical care
Mythology
Prophets and ascetics
Religious intolerance and martyrs
culture
Burusho
HRAF PubDate
2000
Region
Asia
Sub Region
South Asia
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Creator Type
Traveler
Document Rating
3: Good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent
Analyst
Alice McCloskey ; 1955
Coverage Date
1890-1937
Coverage Place
Hunza, Pakistan
Notes
Emily Overend Lorimer
Includes bibliographical references
LCCN
39015984
LCSH
Burusho