drawing on years of field research in the himalaya, renowned anthropologist sherry ortner presents a compelling account of the evolving relationship between the mountaineers and the sherpas, a relationship of mutual dependence and cultural conflict played out in an environment of mortal risk.
this book is a compelling narrative of the hardy sherpas who inhabit the solu khumba district of nepal and the city of darjeeling in india. it is based on intimate personal experience, human relations and meticulous research.
a book about the religious festivals of khumbu. it also contains accurate information about the history, organization, and rituals of the mani rimdu, dumche, and kyarog tsogchen festivals, as well as a short history of the thangme gompa and its head lamas.
the book is a fascinating account of the change in rolwaling sherpa society over the past 40 years, effectively covering three generations. the author\'s carefully chronicled life stories reveal radically different roles and aspirations within each generation.