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Order in Paradox: Myth, Ritual and Exchange among Nepal's Tamang

Order in Paradox: Myth, Ritual and Exchange among Nepal's Tamang

David H. Holmberg

  • ISBN: 9788120813694, 8120813693
  • Year of Publication: 1996
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: 1st
  • No. of Pages: 100
  • Language: English
Rs. 350.00

This lively account of ritual, religion, and exchange in the Tamang society of Nepal is sophisticated and well written. Holmberg draws on his informative descriptions of Tamang Buddhism for comparativist insights into marriage exchange caste, sacrifice, and the coherence of religious fields..... The study illuminates the diversity of types of sacrifice the study illuminates the diversity of types of sacrifice the interplay of spoken and written ritual languages and the paradox of exchange that differentiates while promising to unify

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