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The Inner and Outer Selves – Cosmology, Gender, and Ecology in the Himalayas - Oxford Scholarship Online
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The Inner and Outer Selves: Cosmology, Gender, and Ecology in the Himalayas

Subhadra Mitra Channa


The Himalayan ecology provides a strategic distribution of environmental and cultural resources that have stimulated communities situated on various points on the frontiers to engage in cross-border trading. Of this, the Tibetan salt trade, for centuries, had functioned involving people known generically as Bhotiyas, who also have a pastoral economy and are transhumant adjusting to the altitudinal climatic differential seasonally. This book explores questions of identity taking a dynamic view of the concept and situating variables of gender, locality, and resource management within the overall ... More

Keywords: Himalayan ecology, Tibetan salt trade, identity, gender, cosmology, borders, tribe, ethnic groups, ethnographical approach, women’s lives

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780198079422
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198079422.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Subhadra Mitra Channa, author
University of Delhi