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The Dzumsa of Lachen: An Example of a Sikkimese Political Institution
The village of Lachen, about 50 kilometers from the Chinese border in Sikkim's North District, still maintains a traditional political system known as Dzumsa ('dzoms sa). The article surveys the organ...
Sur la Tendance aux Métaphores Visuelles: Aller Voir lHa btsun Chen po au Sikkim
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Yul and Yul Lha: The Territory and Its Deity in Bhutan
The author presents an analysis of the relationship of local deities in Bhutan to their territories and to the people living within those territories. The paper is based on fieldwork carried out in fr...
Pilgrimage and Incest: The Case of Chorten Nyima (mchod rten nyi ma) on the Tibeto-Sikkimese Border
This article deals with a famous pilgrimage site, Chöten nyima (mchod rten nyi ma), near the border of Tibet and Sikkim known to purify misdeeds, especially those of incest and parricide. The author ...
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