Homeland or Religion? Personal Identity Building in Zangskar, Indian Himalayas
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No. of pages:134 pages
Size:235x155 mm
Weight:379 g

Homeland or Religion? Personal Identity Building in Zangskar, Indian Himalayas

Publisher: BRILL
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Short description:

Identity building through belonging to a homeland or being part of a confessional group is the focus of this book. The author has done extensive fieldwork since 2000 to gain insight in how Muslims from Zangskar (Himalaya) build a bridge between tradition and modernity.

Long description:
Who are you? Where do you come from?

These two simple questions have so many answers and are sometimes even difficult to answer.

This book tells the story of a Buddhist-Muslim community from Padum, in the Zangskar Valley - Indian Greater Himalayas. The author has gained a unique insight into this community during twenty years of research while the people shared doubts and joys with her.

These experiences showed her that the meaning of ?belonging? to a homeland or a confessional group, and therefore the transformation of the process of identity building in our modern world, is bridging the gap between tradition and modernity.