Sacred Spaces and Powerful Places in Tibetan Culture: A Collection of Essays

By: Toni Huber (Ed.)

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The essays in this volume all attempt to document and interpret ways in which Tibetan peoples have identified and related to different categories of space and place as being unique or of higher ontological value, and as being set apart from many other spheres and sites of human life. The focus of the collection is intentionally broad, and its very breadth reflects the multitude of traditions of thinking about space and place which can be found in Tibetan culture, and which have also been associated with Tibet by non-Tibetans.The authors present data from the high Tibetan plateau, but also from sites and peoples in what are now parts of modern Bhutan, Nepal, Sichuan, Qinghai, North India and other areas where related languages, cultures and a shared sense of origin and History can be identified as manifestly "Tibetan". Several chapters even go beyond this frame to consider how various non-Tibetan "outsiders" (e.g. Westerners, Indian Hindus or Chinese colonialists) have also imagined or had a role in defining Tibetan spaces and places as sacred or powerful.Printed Pages: 415.

Title: Sacred Spaces and Powerful Places in Tibetan Culture: A Collection of Essays

Author Name: Toni Huber (Ed.)

Categories: India, Cultural Studies,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Paljor Publications/Library of Tibetan Works & Archives: 1999

ISBN: 8186470220

ISBN 13: 9788186470220

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 103631

Keywords: Sacred Spaces and Powerful Places in Tibetan Culture: A Collection of Essays Toni Huber (Ed.)