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The Navel of the Demoness: Tibetan Buddhism and Civil Religion in Highland Nepal / Ramble, Charles
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The Navel of the Demoness: Tibetan Buddhism and Civil Religion in Highland Nepal
Ramble, Charles
 
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  Book ID : 43998
  ISBN-10 : 0-19-005606-1 / 0190056061
  ISBN-13 : 978-0-19-005606-3 / 9780190056063
  Place of Publication : Delhi
  Year of Publication : 2019
  Edition : (First Edition)
  Language : English
  408p., Bib., 24 cm.
   
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CONTENTS:-
1. The people of Mustang and their history
2. Inside the Shöyul
3. Neighbours and enemies
4. Clans and households
5. Buddhism in Te
6. The wild gods of Te
7. Buddhists or pagans?
8. Agedness of error
9. Community law: the creation of a collectivity
10. The headmen of Te and the heaven-appointed king
11. Conclusion: the disenchantment of Te?
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ABOUT THE BOOK:

This groundbreaking study focuses on a village called Te in a "Tibetanized" region of northern Nepal. While Te's people are nominally Buddhist, and engage the services of resident Tibetan Tantric priests for a range of rituals, they are also exponents of a local religion that involves blood sacrifices to wild, unconverted territorial gods and goddesses. The village is unusual in the extent to which it has maintained its local autonomy and also in the degree to which both Buddhism and the cults of local gods have been subordinated to the pragmatic demands of the village community.

Charles Ramble draws on extensive fieldwork, as well as 300 years' worth of local historical archives (in Tibetan and Nepali), to re-examine the subject of confrontation between Buddhism and indigenous popular traditions in the Tibetan cultural sphere. He argues that Buddhist ritual and sacrificial cults are just two elements in a complex system of self-government that has evolved over the centuries and has developed the character of a civil religion. This civil religion, he shows, is remarkably well adapted to the preservation of the community against the constant threats posed by external attack and the self-interest of its own members. The beliefs and practices of the local popular religion, a highly developed legal tradition, and a form of government that is both democratic and accountable to its people all these are shown to have developed to promote survival in the face of past and present dangers.

Ramble's account of how both secular and religious institutions serve as the building blocks of civil society opens up vistas with important implications for Tibetan culture as a whole.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Charles Ramble is Lecturer in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies, University of Oxford.

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