Against a Peacock Sky

Ranked #84 in Nepal

In the high mountain valleys of Nepal tiny rural communities continue to eke out a living against a landscape at once harsh and magnificent. Ancient traditions endure, changing little from generation to generation. For these people the valley in which they live defines the extent of their known world. The author lived for two years in such a village. During that time she witnessed at first hand the villagers' way of life, learning from them how to tend sheep and cattle, plant and harvest rice, gather pine needles, find the first strawberries. As an anthropologist, she viewed her companions... more

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