High Religion. A Cultural and Political History of Sherpa Buddhism. SHERRY B. ORTNER.

High Religion. A Cultural and Political History of Sherpa Buddhism.

Delhi. Motilal Banarsidass. 1992. 1st Indian Edition. Stock ID #150977

Black and white illustrations, xxi + 245pp, notes, references, bibliography, signature front free-endpaper, single crease upper-cover, a very good paperback copy. This book examines the foundings of the first celibate Buddhist monasteries among the Sherpas of Nepal in the early twentieth century. Combining ethnographic and oral historical methods, she scrutinizes the interplay of political and cultural factors in the event culminating in the foundings. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 150977).

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