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Glossary Of Recurrent Terms

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This glossary section of this book Lamas, Shamans and Ancestors contains a list of foreign words and their spellings. Foreign words have been italicised while proper names of places, people and deities appear in Roman characters. The book is a study of ritual within a community variously referred to as Bhutia, Lhopo or Denjongpa in the agricultural village of Tingchim in North Sikkim. This study is intended as a contribution to the anthropology of Himalayan Buddhist communities and to the discussion concerning the relation between Buddhism and shamanism.

Keywords: Buddhism; shamanism; Tingchim



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