The Chepang of Nepal
A Socio-Cultural Study of the Ritual Practices of an Ancient Hunter-Gatherer Society and Its Shamans
Published by : Fondation culturelle Barbier-Mueller
Drawing on a rich array of oral, written and filmed ethnographic data, as well as on archives and agronomic, geographical and political details gathered in the course of multiple field trips, this socio-cultural study by anthropologist Adrien Viel offers us a comprehensive overview of Nepal’s Chepang community.
With every turn of the page, you’ll discover another fascinating evolution of Chepang shamanic techniques and rituals, as well as of the rites associated with the cycles of life, hunting and producing resources. Unfolding within the context of two centuries of Nepalese history, this exploration highlights the Chepang’s transition from a nomadic to a sedentary way of life.