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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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

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

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

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication [by] Geoffrey Gorer ; with an introduction by J. H. Hutton …

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2003. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Lepcha (AK05)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Culture summary (105); Personality traits (157);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document 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: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 1

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. ak05-001

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references and index

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1937

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Journalist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. James Leary ; 1958

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1937

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Lingthem, Sikkim, India

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Lepcha (South Asian people)

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