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Title : Bitan: Oracles and Healers in the Karakorams
Author : H. Sidky, Janardan Subedi
Edition : Hardbound
ISBN : 8185683328
Pages : 188p.
Year of Pub : 2000
Price : Rs 695.00
A high-mountain people-the Hunzakutz-of northern Pakistan possess a shamanistic tradition centered around religion specialists known as bitan. The study offers an ethnographic and historical analysis of this tradition, focusing on their rituals, beliefs and practices of bitan and their place in the former Hunza state and their role as healers and soothsayers. Has many illustration mainly in colour.


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