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Title: Time and longevity: Concepts of the life-span among Tibetans in the Darjeeling Hills, India
Author: Gerke, Barbara
ISNI:       0000 0000 6059 1384
Awarding Body: University of Oxford
Current Institution: University of Oxford
Date of Award: 2008
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This thesis explores Tibetan ideas regarding the life-span and the various life-forces that influence longevity. It presents a substantial body of ethnographic data from seventeen months of fieldwork among Tibetans in the Darjeeiing Hills, West Bengal, India (between June, 2004 and May, 2006), an area where I lived for long periods of time since 1992. The thesis supplements this ethnographic material with translations from two Tibetan medical texts (twelfth and seventeenth century CE) and a selection of astrological tables and divinatory texts that are used by Tibetans in this region today.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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