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The Lepchas of Sikkim

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ISBN: 9788121201254    Publisher: Gyan Publishing House Year of publishing: 2014     Format:  Hardback No of Pages: 510        Language: English
Description About The Author:- Geoffrey Gorer (1905-1985), was an English anthropologist and a noted author, for his application of psychoanalytic techniques to anthropology.He was educated at Charterhouse...Read more
Description About The Author:- Geoffrey Gorer (1905-1985), was an English anthropologist and a noted author, for his application of psychoanalytic techniques to anthropology.He was educated at Charterhouse and at Jesus College, Cambridge. During the 1930s he wrote unpublished fictions and drama. His first book was The Revolutionary Ideas of the Marquis de Sade (1934). Africa Dances (1935) was an account of a journey to Africa, and another cultural study Bali and Angkor, or, Looking at Life and Death (1936). Hot Strip Tease appeared in 1937 and Himalayan Village in 1938.His admiration for George Orwell's novel Burmese Days led him to contact Orwell in 1935. They remained good friends until Orwell's death in 1950.From 1939 he lived and worked in the United States. He wrote The Americans (1948), The People of Great Russia: A Psychological Study (1949), and worked with various (semi) official organisations about studies in Soviet and other cultures. Modern types (1955) was his last book written in America.From 1957 he again worked in England. Exploring English Character, based on a large survey he designed, which appeared in 1955. Death, Grief, and Mourning in Contemporary Britain appeared in 1965. The Danger of Equality and other essays (1966) were collection of some recent papers. Sex and Marriage in England Today appeared in 1971.The Lepchas are one of the Mongoloid tribes inhabiting the southern slopes of the Himalayas. Since most of the area in which they live was partially or completely closed to outside world, there is very little information available about their life and culture.About The Book:- A Complete Anthropological Profile Of The Famous Lepcha Tribal Community Of Sikkim. Of The Various Tribes That Inhabit The Mystical Heights And Downs Of The Himalayas. Lepchas Stand Apart As An Interesting Subject Of Study And Are Famous For Traits Like Absence Of Aggressiveness, Obsesion With Sex And Optimistic Character.This Book Attempts To Provide Rich Insight Into The Various Aspects Of Lepchas' Life And Culture, With Special Reference To Lingthem And Zongu Villages Of Sikkim. It Tries To Make A Total Picture By Presenting Three Viewpoints--The Framework Of The Lepcha Society, The Impact Of The Culture On The People, And The Individuals Who Were The Product Of That Culture And Society. It Describes In Detail Their Homes, Food Habits, Rules Of Kinship, And Marriage, Sex Life, Socio-Religious Rituals, And Their Relations With Environment, Foreigners, Other Lepchas And The Supernatural. A Discussion On Social Evolution And Aggression Also Find Place In The Book. Various Disciplines--Anthropological, Psychological, Functional And Freudian--Have Been Employed To Meet This Purpose., About The Author:- Geoffrey Gorer (1905-1985), Was An English Anthropologist And A Noted Author, For His Application Of Psychoanalytic Techniques To Anthropology.He Was Educated At Charterhouse And At Jesus College, Cambridge. During The 1930S He Wrote Unpublished Fictions And Drama. His First Book Was The Revolutionary Ideas Of The Marquis De Sade (1934). Africa Dances (1935) Was An Account Of A Journey To Africa, And Another Cultural Study Bali And Angkor, Or, Looking At Life And Death (1936). Hot Strip Tease Appeared In 1937 And Himalayan Village In 1938.His Admiration For George Orwell's Novel Burmese Days Led Him To Contact Orwell In 1935. They Remained Good Friends Until Orwell's Death In 1950.From 1939 He Lived And Worked In The United States. He Wrote The Americans (1948), The People Of Great Russia: A Psychological Study (1949), And Worked With Various (Semi) Official Organisations About Studies In Soviet And Other Cultures. Modern Types (1955) Was His Last Book Written In America.From 1957 He Again Worked In England. Exploring English Character, Based On A Large Survey He Designed, Which Appeared In 1955. Death, Grief, And Mourning In Contemporary Britain Appeared In 1965. The Danger Of Equality And Other Essays (1966) Were Collection Of Some Recent Papers. Sex And Marriage In England Today Appeared In 1971.The Lepchas Are One Of The Mongoloid Tribes Inhabiting The Southern Slopes Of The Himalayas. Since Most Of The Area In Which They Live Was Partially Or Completely Closed To Outside World, There Is Very Little Information Available About Their Life And Culture.,
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