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The Lepchas of Sikkim

 
Geoffrey Gorer (Author)
Synopsis Hills and valleys of the Himalaya are an anthropologist’s wish come true. Of the various tribes that inhabit the mystical heights and downs of the Himalayas, Lepchas stand apart as an interesting subject of study. The Iepchas of Sikkim is the Product of on the sport study done by the author. Thought belonging to Mongoloid ethnic group. The Lepchas are so sharply different from their eastern counter parts like the Bhutanese, Deflas and Akas or from the Western Neighbours suh as the Gorkhas who as group are known for fiery countenance and aggressive character Lepchas surprisingly are en exception. They are marked by traits like absence of aggressiveness, obsession with sex and optimistic character. And this is what that marks the Lepchas look unusual, looked in the light of popular beliefs about the tribal way of life swashbuckling people having squirmishes at slightest provocation. The author, being amongst the Lepchas for considerable tie observing and studying different phases of their life, has taken studious pains to gather all available information, assimilated and put it congently into an immensely readable text. Good number of plates and illustrations used have only enhanced its usefulness. Really a boom for all interested in knowing more about the Himalyanan tribals, particularly for those engaged in their serious study.
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Bibliographic information

Title The Lepchas of Sikkim
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1996
Edition Reprint
Language: English
isbn 812120125X
length 510p., Figures; Appendix; Index; 23cm.