Rapid Cultural Change: A Case Study of Polyandry Marriage System among the Gurung Community from Upper Mustang, Nepal

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  • Juddha Bahadur Gurung

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https://doi.org/10.3126/dsaj.v6i0.8480

Keywords:

Polyandry, Natural Resources management, Upper Mustang, Loba, ACAP

Abstract

Nepal is multi ethnic, multi lingual and multi cultural country. In Upper Mustang polyandry is practiced by Loba communities. However, the condition of polyandry is dying out at present. The young are not in favor of this system. Socio-economic, political, seasonal migration, tourism and developmental factors have played crucial role in this regards. From conservation perspective polyandry played crucial role to manage local resources and in population dynamics in the past. This paper is based on field survey carried out in two different time periods (1998 and 2008) in order to compare or understand changing pattern of polyandry. In last couple of years, polyandry system has changed very rapidly in Loba communities of Upper Mustang. Rising community awareness, multiple economic opportunities, improve communication, foreign employment, modern education, open tourism, road access and other visual and in visual forces has lead society from close to open and more wider side or increase the horizon of young generation. Polyandry system is directly affected.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/dsaj.v6i0.8480

Dhaulagiri Journal of Sociology and Anthropology Vol. 6, 2012 75-106

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2013-08-25

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Gurung, J. B. (2013). Rapid Cultural Change: A Case Study of Polyandry Marriage System among the Gurung Community from Upper Mustang, Nepal. Dhaulagiri Journal of Sociology and Anthropology, 6, 75–106. https://doi.org/10.3126/dsaj.v6i0.8480

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