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Author von Fûrer-Haimendorf, Christoph
Title The Apa Tanis and Their Neighbours : A Primitive Society of the Eastern Himalayas
Imprint London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2005
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Note Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Original Title Page -- Original Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Introduction -- I. The Utilization of Natural Resources -- II. Trade and Barter -- III. Social Structure -- IV. The Position of Slaves -- V. Family Life -- VI. The Maintenance of Law and Order -- VII. Relations with Neighbours in Peace and War -- VIII. Religion and the Moral Order -- Epilogue -- Bibliography -- Index
Inhabiting a secluded valley in the Eastern Himalayas, the Apa Tanis remained virtually unknown to the outside world until 1944-45 when the author spent several months in their villages, studying their internal social structure as well as their political and economic relations with neighbouring tribes. The economy of the Apa Tanis, who knew neither the principle of animal traction nor the wheel, resembled that of certain Neolithic societies, but the methods used in the exploitation of their natural environment were far from primitive, and a developed agriculture enabled a population of some 20,000 to live in one valley of 20 square miles. Originally published in 1962
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: von Fûrer-Haimendorf, Christoph The Apa Tanis and Their Neighbours : A Primitive Society of the Eastern Himalayas London : Taylor & Francis Group,c2005 9780415330473
Subject Apatani (Indic people)
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