Tibet: The Poisoner And The Parasite - Cosmoeconomics, Fear, And Hospitality Among Dechen Tibetans
Giovanni Da Col, 2012
Since the early twentieth century, travellers and explorers of the Tibetan-speaking world have reported a host of beliefs concerning the existence of households of mysterious poisoners allegedly killing their guests and visitors. Hitherto, no one has explained the phenomenon. This paper examines the role of poisons in Tibetans' social life and imagination by...
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