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Tibetan Diary

From Birth to Death and Beyond in a Himalayan Valley of Nepal

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Tibetan Diary by Geoff Childs
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Childs's immensely readable and informative narrative incorporates contemporary observations as well as vignettes culled from first-person testaments including oral histories and autobiographies. Examining the tensions between cultural ideals and individual aspirations, he explores certain junctures in the course of life: how the desire to attain religious knowledge or to secure a caretaker in old age contrasts with social expectations and familial obligation, for example. The result is a vivid and unparalleled view of the quest for both spiritual meaning and mundane survival that typifies life in an unpredictable Himalayan environment.

Author Biography

Geoff Childs is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Washington University.
Release date Australia
September 27th, 2004
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
16 b-w photographs, 2 maps
Imprint
University of California Press
Pages
228
Dimensions
152x229x13
ISBN-13
9780520241336
Product ID
1906925

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