Ethnographic Notes on the Mru and Khumi of the Chittagong and Arakan Hill Tracts: A Contribution to Our Knowledge of South and Southeast Asian Indigen

Ethnographic Notes on the Mru and Khumi of the Chittagong and Arakan Hill Tracts: A Contribution to Our Knowledge of South and Southeast Asian Indigen

By: Lorenz G. Loffler (author)Hardback

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This book is a "thick" description and interpretation of the ethnography of the Mru and Khumi, who live in the Chittagong/Arakan Hills straddling Bangladesh, India, and Burma. They are Tibeto-Burmese speaking horticulturalists practicing swidden agriculture. The work is the outcome of several periods of fieldwork dating back to 1955--1957, 1964, and 1990. Lorenz G. Loffler describes in great detail the material and spiritual culture of these populations: from dwellings and implements to life cycle and social structure, from folklore to religious rituals. All the important local terms are given in Mru and English. The book includes a number of Mru texts along with their translations. It is illustrated by nearly a hundred color photographs and some thirty drawings and designs.

About Author

Lorenz G. Loffler is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Zurich.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780674066861
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 690
  • ID: 9780674066861
  • ISBN10: 0674066863

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