The Credible and the Credulous: The Question of “Villagers' Beliefs” in Nepal

@article{Pigg1996TheCA,
  title={The Credible and the Credulous: The Question of “Villagers' Beliefs” in Nepal},
  author={S. Pigg},
  journal={Cultural Anthropology},
  year={1996},
  volume={11},
  pages={160-201}
}
  • S. Pigg
  • Published 1996
  • History
  • Cultural Anthropology
In the mid1980s, I was in Nepal looking at the formation of a "national culture" through interethnic relations in healing. I learned soon enough, though, to simply tell people there that I was studying dhami-jhdnkris,' shamans. This deceptively simple tactic for dealing with people's curiosity always produced a gratifying response. First a chuckle, and then a comment. One way or another, this comment would focus on the oddness of a person from a "developed country," a bikasit des, trying to… Expand
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