Himalayan Nature and Tibetan Buddhist Culture in Arunachal Pradesh, India

A Study of Monpa

  • Kazuharu Mizuno
  • Lobsang Tenpa

Part of the International Perspectives in Geography book series (IPG, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Kazuharu Mizuno, Lobsang Tenpa
    Pages 1-11
  3. Kazuharu Mizuno, Lobsang Tenpa
    Pages 13-30
  4. Kazuharu Mizuno, Lobsang Tenpa
    Pages 31-56
  5. Kazuharu Mizuno, Lobsang Tenpa
    Pages 57-111
  6. Kazuharu Mizuno, Lobsang Tenpa
    Pages 113-129
  7. Kazuharu Mizuno, Lobsang Tenpa
    Pages 131-146
  8. Kazuharu Mizuno, Lobsang Tenpa
    Pages 147-172
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 173-196

About this book


This is the first book to systematically describe the formation and historical changes of the Monpa people’s area (Monyul) through its nature, society, culture, religion, agriculture, and historically deep ties with Bhutan, Tibet, and the Tibetan Buddhist faith. The state of Arunachal Pradesh is located in the northeastern part of India, surrounded by the borders of Assam, Bhutan, and Tibet (China). There has been a long history of conflict over the sovereignty of this area between India and China. Foreigners were prohibited from entering the state until the 1990s and the area has been veiled in secrecy until recently. Thus, there are not many academically researched works on the region. This book serves as an essential guide for anyone who would like to learn about a unique geographical area of Monpa.


Clans of Monpa Cultural System of Tibet Fortress at Monpa History of Tibet Tibetan Buddhism

Authors and affiliations

  • Kazuharu Mizuno
    • 1
  • Lobsang Tenpa
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Geography Graduate School of LettersKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan
  2. 2.Institute for South and Central Asian StudiesUniversity of LeipzigLeipzigGermany

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