The Apa Tanis and their Neighbours

The Apa Tanis and their Neighbours : A primitive society of the Eastern Himalayas

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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 more

Product details

  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 9.91mm | 226g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138862029
  • 9781138862029

Table of contents

1. The Utilization of Natural Resources2. Trade and Barter3. Social Structure4. The Position of Slaves5. Family Life6. The Maintenance of Law and Order7. Relations with Neighbours in Peace and War8. Religion and Moral Ordershow more