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Love, Courtship and Marriage in Rural Bhutan : A Preliminary Ethnography of Wamling Village in Zhemgang

Author :  Dorji Penjore

Product Details

  • Country Bhutan
  • Publisher Galing Printers and Publishers
  • ISBN9789993623151
  • FormatPaperBack
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Year of Publication2009
  • Bib. InfoXi, 186p.;21cm.
  • Product Weight280 gms.
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Love, courtship and marriage in rural Bhutan is about Bomena, a “custom whereby a boy stealthily enters a girls’ house at night for courtship or coitus with or without prior consultation”. Commonly misunderstood in Bhutan as ‘night hunting’. The use of a vernacular word Bomena, not ‘ night hunting’, a term loaded with ethnocentrism and ignorance of the custom, tells a lot this original village ethnography

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