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Mythology of the People of the Sikkim

by Jash Raj Subba

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2009. Hardcover. New. Mythology is a miscellaneous collection of old tales and legends which embraces all of what we now call religion, science and philosophy (natural moral and metaphysical). The Myths are the spiritual instructions of our forefathers. The mythical stories are not entertainment stories or folk-tales; because they can be told only at certain times of the year and under certain conditions. The belief systems of all the 14 (fourteen) mountain tribes and races of Sikkim were sandwiched between the faith of Buddhism from the north and Hinduism from the west in the beginning; and then Christianity from the south mainly during the chiefdom periods of Sikkim (1642-1975 A.D.) and Nepal (1769-2008 A.D.); affecting their indigenous belief systems tremendously. Today, the different tribes and races of Sikkim have awakened not against anybody else but themselves from within and have started rediscovering their own belief systems and traditions. Many of these hill tribes or races have adopted many well developed religions of the world with insignificant traces of their own within it. This book is an attempt to collect the valuable information of these lesser known oriental “Belief System” or “Religion” and “Mythologies” of the different ethnic mountain people of Sikkim for the first time for further research and development. About The Author:- Mr. Jash Raj Subba, a post graduate in Agricultural Science from IARI, New Delhi, is a prolific writer of the Eastern Himalaya Region. Born in 1949 at Hee, one of the villages of Sikkim joined Agriculture Service in the Government of Sikkim in 1975. He held a number of posts during 32 years of his service period and contributed a lot of the development of agriculture and horticulture in mountainous Sikkim. He retired in 2007 as Principal Director (Natural Resource Management), Government of Sikkim. He has written, edited and published 21 (twenty-one) boks so far and contributed a number of articles ranging from agriculture, horticulture, history, culture, anthropology, sociology, religion, philosophy, biodiversity to sustainable development of mountainous Sikkim. He has also worked as consultant in the project of SARD-M led by FAO/ICIMOD for India (Sikkim), and is an expert on sustainable mountain farming system. Contents:- Preface • Acknowledgements • PART – I : Mythology of the People of Sikkim-An Overview • PART – II : Well-Development Mythologies of the People of Sikkim – Overview : Mythology of Hinduism • Mythology of Buddhism • Religion and Mythology of Christianity • Religion and Mythology of Jainism • Religion and Mythology of Sikhism • Religion and Mythology of Islam • PART – III : Lesser Known Religions and Mythologies of the People of Sikkim • Yumaism and Mythology of the Limboo Tribes • Mythology of Yumaism • Religion of Mythology of Ninnammism (Animism) of the Kirant Khambu-Rais • Religion and Mythology of Animism (Munism and Bongthism) of the Lepcha Tribes • Religion and Mythology of Animism of the Sunuwar Tribes • Religion and Mythology of Animism of the Thami Tribes • Glossary • Selected References • Index. The Title 'Mythology of the People of the Sikkim written/authored/edited by Jash Raj Subba', published in the year 2009. The ISBN 9788121210232 is assigned to the Hardcover version of this title. This book has total of pp. 456 (Pages). The publisher of this title is Gyan Publishing House. This Book is in English. The subject of this book is Anthropology / Tribal Studies / North-East Indian Studies. Size of the book is 14.34 x 22.59 cms
  • Bookseller: Gyan Books IN (IN)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 9788121210232
  • Title: Mythology of the People of the Sikkim
  • Author: Jash Raj Subba
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: New
  • Quantity available: 500
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 8121210232
  • ISBN 13: 9788121210232
  • Publisher: Gyan Publishing House
  • Place: Delhi, India
  • Date published: 2009
  • Pages: 456

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