Chepté, A Nepalese Village - Color

Chepté, A Nepalese Village - Color

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English
84 Pages

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Patrice Olivier wants to share his time spent with a Sherpa family in Chepté. His photographs invite you to live their daily life. You will discover their games, village life, school, daily household duties, traditions and their environment. After meeting Ngima, Deeku, Temba and Nurry, these children will remain with you when you close the book.

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Published 01 January 2009
Reads 111
EAN13 9782919632220
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Language English
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Chepté  A Nepalese Village
Patrice Olivier
Translated by : Kathryn Pascal/Olivia Izzard
Association Terra Incognita
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Summary
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The Himalayan Range
Page 10
The Sherpa community
Page 12
Chepté village
Page 14
The Sherpa family
Page 16
Life and the rhythm of the seasons
Page 18
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Terrace cultivation
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Stock
Page 22
Feeding the animals
Page 24
On men’s backs
Page 26
Bhalthumka’s shops
Page 28
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Bhalthumka’s market
Page 30
Hindu portraits
Page 32
Dashain
Page 34
The Houses
Page 36
Crafts
Page38
Basketwork
Page 40
Children’s games
Page 42
Chepté school
Page 44
In the classroom
Page 46
Sanskrit
Page 48
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The playground
Page 50
Children’s games (2)
Page 52
Dance
Page 54
Tibetan roots
Page 56
Buddhism
Page 58
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The temple
Page 60
Shamanism
Page 62
Nepalese hospitality
Page 64
Water
Page 66
Milk
Page 68
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Potatoes
Page 70
Sweetcorn
Page 72
Cooking
Page 74
Meals
Page 76
Scenes from the road to Chepté
Page 78
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Dusk over the Himalayan Range
Page 79
Acknowledgements
Page 80
Glossary
Page 81
The Democratic Federal Republic of Nepal
Page 82
To get to Chepté from Katmandu, you need to go to Jiri which is only 200 kms away but it takes a whole days bus ride to get there. Then you need to walk for 3 days from Jiri to Chepté. This area is at the gateway to the Himalayan range of mountains. Above is GauriSankar which is 7 181 meters high. In Sanskrit* it translates as the goddess Gauri and her husband Sankar (a Hindu god).
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The Himalayan Range
he Himalayan Range is one of the five natural areas in Nepal. It has nine peaks over 8 000 m, T one of which is Everest (8 846 m) and a dozen peaks higher than 7 000 m. This region forms a gigantic wall between Nepal and China. Chepté is situated in the foothills *(a sub-range) of the Himalayas, 60 kms south-west of Everest in the Okhadhunga district. In Nepalese mythology*, these mountains are sacred. They are considered to be the home of the gods. In Nepalese Everest is called Sagarmatha, the name of the goddess who is mother of the sky.
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Ngima Sherpa.
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The Sherpa community
he Nepal population is made up of more than 60 ethnicities*. They are divided into two large T groups : the Indo-Nepalese who have Indian roots and generally come from the Hindu region and the Tibetan Nepalese who come from Tibet and usually live in the mountains. In Chepté, twelve families have Indian Nepalese roots, twenty-three are Tamangs and eighteen are Sherpas. The Tamang and Sherpa ethnicities have the same Tibetan origins and both share the same Buddhist religion. Each ethnicity has its own history, dialect*, customs and beliefs.
The giant Bodhnath Buddhist stupa, in Katmandu. Buddha’s painted eyes look in four different directions and see everything. The “question mark” represents unity and is the number one in Nepalese. Sacred prayers have been written on the flags which fly from the top of the “stupa”.
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