Himalayan Village: an Account of the Lepchas of Sikkim

By: Gorer, Geoffrey

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No signatures. Moderate foxing to endpapers and page edges. A large 1 1/2" x 1" chip to lower margin of rear panel of dust-jacket, and some smaller chips and tears to margins and ends of dust-jacket spine. Some staining to dust-jacket. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover. ; 510 pages + frontispiece + 57 illustrations on 31 plate leaves. Green cloth boards with red lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 231 x 149mm. With an Introduction by Professor J. H. Hutton. "Lying under the western slopes of Kinchenjunga, in the small native state of Sikkim, is the reserve of Zongu, a rough and precipitous portion of poor land, which is the last home of the Lepchas, a little known Mongoloid race, formerly inhabiting the greater part of Sikkim and the hill-slopes of Kalimpong, and Darjeeling, now gradually dying out before the pressure of Tibetans and Nepali. The Lepchas of Sikkim have never had any contact at all with the white man. Three centuries ago they were conquered by the Tibetans and converted to lamaism; but, except for this conversion, they have carried on their old ways of life undisturbed; they still hunt with the bamboo bow and poisoned arrow; alongside their imported lamaism they continue their own magical Mun religion, with its fits which denote possession by the God; they still continue their own strangely peaceful methods of regulating social life, including those sexual habits which so shock their neighbours but which do away with jealousy and strife within the tribe." - from dust-jacket blurb.Dust-jacket with red and black lettering on spine and front panel, no illustrations on dust-jacket.

Title: Himalayan Village: an Account of the Lepchas of Sikkim

Author Name: Gorer, Geoffrey

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: (1938)

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket

Seller ID: 19821

Keywords: India