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Author Gerke, Barbara, 1966-

Title Long lives and untimely deaths [electronic resource] : life-span concepts and longevity practices among Tibetans in the Darjeeling Hills, India / by Barbara Gerke.

Published Boston : Brill, c2012.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xxiii, 362 p.) : ill. (some col.), maps.
Series Brill's Tibetan studies library, 1568-6183 ; v. 27
Brill's Tibetan studies library ; v. 27.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents pt. 1. Ethnographic settings and analytical frameworks -- pt. 2. The field site and Tibetan areas of knowledge -- pt. 3. The life-span and life-forces in Tibetan medical contexts -- pt. 4. The life-span in astrological and divinatory context -- pt. 5. Tibetan Buddhist long-life empowerments.
Restrictions Available to subscribing member institutions only.
Subject Tibetans -- India -- Darjeeling (District) -- Social conditions.
Tibetans -- India -- Darjeeling (District) -- Religion.
Longevity -- India -- Darjeeling (District)
Life span, Productive -- India -- Darjeeling (District)
Old age -- India -- Darjeeling (District)
Darjeeling (India : District) -- Religious life and customs.
Darjeeling (India : District) -- Social life and customs.
ISBN 9789004217485 (electronic book)
9789004217485 (e-book)
9004217487 (e-book)
9789004217034 (hardback : alk. paper)