The Inner and Outer Selves: Cosmology, Gender, and Ecology in the Himalayas

Hardcover | August 16, 2013

bySubhadra Mitra Channa

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The Inner and Outer Selves is an ethnographic study on a small group of pastoralists and erstwhile trans-border traders in the Himalayas, the Jad Bhotiyas. It presents an anthropological perspective on trans- border trade and the changing locus of identity in the aftermath of the Indo-Tibetanborder closure. From the study of a small community, the book deliberates on the more universal concepts of nationalism, identity, democracy, and borders between self and others-both metaphoric and real. The book discusses the qualitative aspects of the lives of men and especially women, theirworld-view, aspirations, and adaptation to the changing environment.This monograph also focuses on how in constructing their identity, the Bhotiyas relate to and navigate their physical surroundings and conceptualize the surrounding ecological landscape in their lives.

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The Inner and Outer Selves is an ethnographic study on a small group of pastoralists and erstwhile trans-border traders in the Himalayas, the Jad Bhotiyas. It presents an anthropological perspective on trans- border trade and the changing locus of identity in the aftermath of the Indo-Tibetanborder closure. From the study of a small co...

Subhadra Mitra Channa is Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Delhi.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:348 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.01 inPublished:August 16, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198079427

ISBN - 13:9780198079422

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AcknowledgementsPrefaceList of AbbreviationsIntroduction1. The Jad Bhotiyas of Uttarkashi: Piecing Together Historical and Conceptual Fragments2. The Village Fieldwork and Spatial Dimensions of Identity3. Landscape and Cosmology4. The Sacred5. Gender and the Meaningfulness of Space6. Women's Lives7. A People on the BordersBibliographyIndex