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Title:Introduction to Puma rituals
Documentation of Chintang and Puma, two Kiranti languages of Eastern Nepal
Contributor (author):Arjun Rai
Martin Gaenszle
Judith Pettigrew
Description:This introduction provides an overview of Puma rituals and the system of ritual experts.
The aim of the project is to provide a rich linguistic and ethnographic documentation of two highly endangered but almost totally undocumented languages in eastern Nepal, Chintang and Puma. These languages belong to the Kiranti family of Tibeto-Burman. Chintang is spoken by the Chintang Rai in Chintang Village Development Committee (VDC) of Dhankuta district. Puma is spoken by the Puma Rai in Diplung, Mauwabote and Pauwasera VDCs, to the south of Khotang bazar in Khotang district. Both these districts are situated in the eastern hilly part of the country.http://www.cpdp.uzh.ch
This is an introduction to the Puma ritual system. It includes information about the annual ritual cycle, the harvest rituals, the life cycle rituals and various other ritual performances (including shamanic healing seances).
English language is used in this session.
JP is the main researcher of the Puma and Chintang Documentation Project. AR is the resident of the Puma documentation project.
He is the research assistant for ethnography in the Puma team.
Dr. Gaenszle is the researcher in charge of ethnography
Dr Judith Pettigrew is an anthropologist and a principal researcher on the Chintang and Puma Documentation Proect, University of Leipzig.
Publisher:Prof. Dr. Balthasar Bickel
University of Leipzig
Puma introduction
English language
Subject (ISO639):eng


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Citation: Arjun Rai; Martin Gaenszle; Judith Pettigrew. 2009-10-30. Prof. Dr. Balthasar Bickel.
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