New Book by Chos bstan rgyal on Tibetan Pastoral Life
Following the Herds: Rhythms of Tibetan Pastoral Life in A mdo by Chos bstan rgyal
This ground-breaking book provides unique insights into the knowledge
and practices that helped pastoralists sustain the grasslands of Tibet
for millennia. Following an introduction to the community, its
territory, history, and other salient features, local pastoral
production and the annual pastoral cycle are described. Remaining
chapters deal with the naming, breeding, and management of livestock;
wildlife; grassland plants; pasture management; weather prediction;
rituals to ensure good fortune; and the treatment of livestock
illnesses. Includes two maps, fifteen tables, sixty-six figures, a list
of non-English terms with original orthography, and an index.
For more information and to purchase a copy, visit here (softcover) or here (hardcover).
For a free PDF copy, visit here.
Last edited Friday, August 8, 2014