Ethnographic Notes on the Mru and Khumi of the Chittagong and Arakan Hill Tracts : A Contribution to Our Knowledge of South and Southeast Asian Indigenous Peoples Mainly Based on Field Research in the Hardback
Part of the Harvard Oriental Series series
This book is a "thick" description and interpretation of the ethnography of the Mru and Khumi, who live in the Chittagong/Arakan Hills straddling Bangladesh, India, and Burma.
They are Tibeto-Burmese speaking horticulturalists practicing swidden agriculture.
The work is the outcome of several periods of fieldwork dating back to 1955--1957, 1964, and 1990.
Lorenz G. Loffler describes in great detail the material and spiritual culture of these populations: from dwellings and implements to life cycle and social structure, from folklore to religious rituals.
All the important local terms are given in Mru and English.
The book includes a number of Mru texts along with their translations.
It is illustrated by nearly a hundred color photographs and some thirty drawings and designs.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 690 pages, 98 color photos, 31 black and white illustrations, 13 black and white photos, 3 tables
- Publisher: Harvard University Press
- Publication Date: 07/09/2012
- Category: Ethnic studies
- ISBN: 9780674066861