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Title: The Kuswar of Chaithali (Central Nepal)
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: Corneille Jest
One Sentence Summary: An ethnographic study of the Kuswar of central Nepal.

Description: An ethnographic study of the Kuswar by the author is presented with the help of a man named Sarkiman who is Kuswa and was a traveling companion of the author for more than ten years. The article explores the origin of Kuswar through old tales and studies in central Nepal. It discusses Kuswar habitation and social organization. The article explains their social belief system along with the ceremonies they celebrate in different months. There are details on their rituals practiced during ceremonies like Puja and Tika. The article ends with the question of how Kuswar will be affected in the future by new technology. It includes 3 leaves of plates and 3 appendices containing songs for different occasions and a list of plants used during ceremonies. (Rajeev Ranjan Singh 2007-01-11)

Publisher Place: Kirtipur, Nepal
Publisher: Center for Nepal and Asian Studies
Normalized publisher place: Kathmandu
Publisher country: Nepal
Publisher URL: http://www.cnastu.org.np/
Published Date: 1977-06
URL: http://www.thlib.org/static/reprints/contributions/CNAS_04_02_01.pdf
Subject: Kuswar
Classification: Tibetan and Himalayan -- Journals -- Journals Focused on Regions -- Nepal -- Contributions to Nepalese Studies -- (1977) Vol. 4, no. 2
Cultural Coverage: Nepal
Language: English
Source: Contributions to Nepalese Studies
Source Editor: Prayag Raj Sharma
Source Type: Journal
Source Volume: 4
Source Number: 2
Source Page Numbers: 1-45
ISBN/ISSN: 3767574

Means of availability: Available online as a PDF within the Tibetan & Himalayan Library's bibliographic database.

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Resource Type: Article
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