This important ethnographic study explores the world-view of the Lohorung Rai, a hill tribe of about 3,000 members living in Eastern Nepal. These rice farmers have a tradition of migration combined with hunting and gathering. By examining Lohorung concepts and their discourse on self and emotion, this book explores the way in which ancestral influence dominates the daily lives and rituals of the Lohorung. It explores the ‘other world' of the Lohorung within which their concepts about the nature of the person and the natural world can be understood.This study will be relevant not only to Himalayan experts but to all anthropologists interested in culture, self and emotion.
Charlotte Hardman Lecturer in Religion and Contemporary Britain,University of Newcastle upon Tyne
"(This is) a fine and absorbing study which should be read by all those interested in identity formation and culture. - Sociology of Health and Illness Three extensives appendices, a bibliography, an index as well as a list of maps and figures and a glossary complement this comprehensive and highly introspective and englightening account of a Tibeto-Burman speaking ethnic group in north-eastern Nepal. This book stands in the tradition of outstanding contributions to ethno-psychology. - Internationales Asienforum - International Quarterly for Asian Studies The ethnography is rich and rings true. - The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute"