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This index presents a list of terms and concepts that covers the topics of Lamas, Shamans and Ancestors. This book looks into some aspects of Tingchim?s and Sikkim?s historical past in order to understand where Tingchim villagers came from, how they lived in the early twentieth century, and in which way their lives were transformed through a series of events that took place in the course of the same century. These economic, political and religious developments influenced the relation between village lamas, bon ritual specialists and knowledgeable outside lamas, which in turn reshaped the face of ritual in the village.

Keywords: religious developments; Tingchim villagers; village lamas

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