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Publisher:Low Price Publications
Published In:2001
ISBN-10:8175362340
ISBN-13:9788175362345
Binding Type:Hardback
Weight:1.93 lbs
Pages:xiv + xxii + 397 Pages, Plates (1 Folded), Charts, Tables, Index, Line Drawings

The Title "The Gazetteer of Sikkim Reprint" is written by H.H. Risley. This book was published in the year 2001. The ISBN number 8175362340|9788175362345 is assigned to the Hardback version of this title. The book displayed here is a Reprint edition. This book has total of pp. xiv + xxii + 397 (Pages). The publisher of this title is Low Price Publications. We have about 1140 other great books from this publisher. The Gazetteer of Sikkim Reprint is currently Available with us.

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About the Book

The main objective of reprinting "The Gazetteer of Sikhim" is to familiarise the people of the world with the ancient History of the tiny mountain 'Kingdom of Sikhim during the British period. Mr. H H Risley in the introduction hasventured to trace the development of the Ancient History of the country. In addition to this, he has also provided a valuable and interesting information about the geographical position of the country along with the History of its rulers.

The book contains a comprehensive and enlightening account of the Laws of the country, its marriage customs, its Geology and mineral resources, its agriculture. Each of the topic is dealt at length by a renewed scholar in his field. The last chapter of the Gazetteer is devoted to the study of state Religion dubbed as Lamaism or Tibetan Buddhism. The Author, Mr. L A Waddell, has dealt with this topic in a masterly manner.

Undoubtedly, the compilation will generate genuine interest among the people and arouse their curiosity to make further researches.

Contents

INTRODUCTION/BY H.H. RISLEY C.I.E. :
Physical, Features
Early History
The Sikhim Raj
British Intervention 1817
Cession of Darjeeling 1835
Annexation of Morang, 1850
Sikhim Mediatised, 1801
Relations of Sikkim and Tibet
Proclamation of 1875
Mr. Macaulay's Proposed Mission
Occupation of Lingtu by the Tibetans, 1886
Attitude of Sikhim Raja
The Galing Treaty
Map of Sikhim
State of Parties in Sikhim
British Policy Towards the East Himalayan States
Tibet
Bhutan
Nepal
Sikhim
Tibetans Attack Gnatong, '22nd May 1888
Final Defeat of Tibetans, 24th September 1888
The Future of Sikhim

GHOGRAPHICAL POSITION AND DESCRIPTION :
Sikhim, Where Situated and Its Area
Its Boundary Described
Extent of the Sikhim Raj as Desoibed by Dr. Oilfield and in Hon Ble Mr. Eden's "Polilical Mission to Bhutan"
Peaks and Passes
Towns and Villages

HISTORY OF SIKHIM AND ITS RULERS :
Origin of the Early Tibetan Kings, with Short Descriptions of Their Reigns
Population, Tribes, and Chief Families of Sikhim
Nomenelature of Places

THE Book OF THE LAw-BY J.C. WHITE, C.E. :
History of the Laws

Summary of the Sixteen Laws :
1. General Rules to be Followed in Time of War
2. For Those Who are Being Defeated and Cannot Fight
3. For Officers and Government Servants
4. Law of Evidence
5. Grave Offences
6. Fines Inflicted for Offences in Order to Make People Remember
7. Law of Imprisonment
8. For Offenders Who Refuse to Come in, an Orderly Has to be Sent Expressly to Enquire About the Case
9. Murder
10. Bloodshed
11. Oaths Required for Those Who are False and Avaricious
12. Theft
13. Disputes Between Near Relatives, Betwaen Man and Wife, and Between Neighbours Who Have Things in Common
14. Taking Another's Wife, or Adultery
15. Law of Contract
16. For Uncivilised People

MARRIAGE CUSTOMS/BY J.C. WHITE, C.E.

NOTES ON GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES/BY P.N. BOSE :
Physical Geography
Geology

Economic Geology :
Copper
Copper Ore Locations
Iron
Lime
Garnet

AGRICULTURE/J.C. WHITE, C.E. :
Different Kinds of Rice Enumerated
Other Crops Enumerated
Mode of Brewing Marwa (Chang), a Kind of Beer
Spices
Tea
Cultivated Fruits
Cultivated Vegetables
Jungle Products Used for Food
Fibres
Land Measurement
Cattle
Wages and Prices

VEGETATION/BY J. GAMMIE :
Its Description According to Sir J.D. Hooker
Flowering Plants and Ferns
Orchids
Palms
Bamboos
Ehododendrons
Primulas
Herbaceous Plants
Climbing Plants
Trees of the "Tropical Zone"
Figs
Nettles
Jungly Fruits, &c., Eaten by Lepchas
Cultivated Crops of the Lepchas

VEGETATION OF TEMPERATE AND ALPINE-SIKHIM/BY G.A. GAMMIE :
Definition of Alpine and Temperate Regions
Arboreal and Shrubby Vegetation
Lilium Giganteum
Fern Osmunda Claytoniana
Woodwardia Radicans
Peach, Apricot, and Crab-Apple
Agriculture Not Pursued in Earnest by the People
The Alpine Region
The Vegetation of the Singalelah Range and the Slopes of
Kanohinjingna Described
Grasses and Sedges
Rhubarb
Pines and Copses
Rhododendrons, the Glory of the Singalelah Range
The Alpine Part of the Lachung Valley and Its Surrounding Heights
Polypodium Subamaenum
Other Noteworthy Plants
Fragrant Spikenard
Vegetation of the Chola Range
Table of Dicotyledonous Orders of Alpine Sikhim
Few Details in the Phenomena of Vegetation in the Alpine Region
Briefly Noticed
Preponderance of Shrubby and Herbaceous Plants with Bright Coloured Flowers
Plants Most Fitted for the Visitation of Bees are Commonest at High Elevations
Many Labiates, Composites and Some Primroses Devoid of Odour
Plants Having the Divisions of Their Inflorescence Hidden Under Cover Lapping Bracts
Procumbent Species of Rhododendrons
Orders with Soft Fleshy Fruits

BUTTERFLIES/BY J. GAMMIE :
Enumeration of Butterflies According to Elwes and Moller, Together with the Species Discovered Since
Family Morphines
Moths

BUTTERFLIES/BY LIONEL DE NICEVILLE, F.E.S., C.M.Z.S, &c. :
Treatment of the Subject
Family Nymphalidae (Sub-Family Danainae)
Family Nymphalidae (Sub-Family) Satyrinae
Family Nymphalidae (Sub-Family) Elymniinae)
Family Nymphalidae (Sub-Family) Morphinae
Family Nymphalidae (Sub-Family) Acraeinae
Family Nymphalidae (Sub-Family) Nymphalinae)
Family Lemoniidee (Sub-Family Libythaeinso)
Family Lemoniidee (Sub-Family Nemeobiinsc)
Family Lycaenidae
Family Papilionidae (Sub-Family Pierinae)
Family Papilionidae (Sub-Family Papilioninae)
Family Hesperidae

REPTILES/BY J. GAMMIE :
Lizards
Venomous Snakes
Non-Venomous Snakes
Frogs and Toads, &c.

BIRDS/BY J. GAMMIE :
Species of Birds to be Found in Sikhim
Wood-Peckers
Long-Tailed Honey-Suckers
Fly-Catchers
Bulbuls
Common Swallow
Raven, Jungle Crow, &c.
Birds of Prey
Pigeons and Doves
Game-Birds

LIST OF SIKHIM BIRDS AND NOTES THEREON/BY L.A. WADDELL, M.B. :
Want of Local Lists
Avifauna Well Collected But Requiring Further Notes
Author's Collection
The Richness of the Avifauna
The Climate
Geographical Position
Physical Aspects
Tliver System
Variety of Climate
Climatic Zones
The Zoological Position of Sikhim
Some Explanation About the Lists
Vernacular Names
Rarity or Otherwise of the Species
Inclusion of Former Records in the List
Range
Collecting Stations
Some Explanation About the Notes
Distribution List of the Birds
Notes on the Above List

MAMMALS/BY J. GAMMIE :
Classification
Monkeys
Tigers, Leopards, &c
Indian Mungoose
Jackal and Wild Dog
Indian Marten Mustek Flmigula) and Yellow-Bellied Weasel (Putorius Cathia)
The Cat-Bear (Aklurus Fulgens), the Brown-Bear, and the Blauk-Bear
Mole (Talpa Micrura)
Marmots and Porcupine
Squirrels
Shon (Sikhim Stag), Scrow (Samber Stag) and Other Deers

LAMMAISM IN SIKHIM/BY L.A.WADDELL, M.B. :
Chap. I : Historic Sketch of the Lamaic Church in Sikhim :
Lamaism the State Religion of Sikhim
Want of Previously Published Detailed Account
Lamaism Described as a Priestcraft
Sources of Information
Buddhism of Purely Indian Origin and Growth
Origin of Buddhism
Its Spread in India and Outside of It
Its Late Extension to Tibet
The Great Schisma
The Southern School
The Northern School
Its Leader
Its Nature
Addition of Mythology
Mysticism
Tantricism
Its Numerous Deities, Female Energies
Growth of Imago Worship by Buddhists
State of Indian Buddhism at Time of Introduction to Tibet
Acceptance of Time Doctrine of the Kalachakra or Supreme Deity Without Beginning or End by the Lamas
The Founder of Lamaism
Origin of Lamaism a Century Later Than the Time of King Thi-Srong De-Tsan 740-786 A.D.
Story of the Visit to Tibet of Its Founder, Guru Rimpochhe
His Route to Tibet and Doings en Route
"Lamaism" Defined
Lamaic Sects (The Kah-Dam-Pa, Ge-Luk-Pa, Nying-Ma-Pa, Kargyu-Pa with Its Sub-Sects, Kar-Ma-Pa, Di-Kung-Pa, Talung-Pa, Dukpa, and Sakya-Pa with Its Sub-Sects, Ngor-Pa, Jonang-Po, Tarnath, Nying-Ma-Pa)
Introduction of Lamaism into Sikhim
Legendary Account of the Guru's Visit to Sikhim
Lhatsun Chhembo First Introduced Lamaism to Sikhim
Discovery of the Holy Sites of Sikhim by Him
His Titles
His Early History
His Miraculous Reconnaissance and Entry
His Meeting with Two Other Lamas
Their Appointment, and Coronation of A King of Sikhim
Appearance of Lhatsun
His Incarnation
Religions Ousted by Lamaism, Its Peculiarities and Its Sects
Description of the Nyingma-Pa and Its Sub-Sects
Specialities of Nyingma-Pa
The Worship of Guru Rimbochhe
The Guru's Eight Forms
Head Monasteries of the Nyingma-Pa Sect
Peculiarities of the Karmapa Sub-Sect
Establishment of Their First Monastery in Sikhim
Their Temples

Chap. II : General Description of Sikhim Monasteries :
Monasteries of Three Kinds
The Four Great Caves of Sikhim
The Gompa or Monastery Proper
Its Isolation
Conditions Necessary for Its Site
General Plan of the Buildings
Its Surroundings
The Chhortens (Receptacle for Offerings)
The Great Tashiding Chhorten
Mendongs
Pradakshina Mode of Passing Religious Buildings
Lama's Throne
Ransomed Animals
Proximity of Murva (Elcusine Corocana) Fields to Monasteries for the Brewing of Beer
List of Monasteries
The Older Monasteries
Pemiongchi and Its ta Sang or "Pure Monks" of Pure Tibetan Race
Monasteries According to Sect
Lepcha Monasteries
Nuns Admitted to A Few Monasteries
The Names of the Monasteries
Proportion of Lamas to Buddhist Population

Chap. III : The Temple and its Contents :
The Temple
Its Names
Its Exterior
Its Entrance
Vestibule Figures
The Guardian Kings of the Quarters
Prayer-Barrels
The Door of Temple
Its Interior
Central Triad of Images
Other Images
Material of Images
Frescoes and Framed Paintings
Plan of Interior
Seats of Officers
Decorations
Plan of Interior
Seats of Officers, Decorations Side-Chapels, Upper Flat
The Pictorial Wheal of Life
The Gods
The Titans or Ungodly Spirit
Man Kind : Birth, Old Age, Disease, Death
The Beasts, the yidays or Tantalized Ghosts
The Hell-the Hot Hell, the Cold Hell
The Alter & Its Objects
The Alter, Its Tiers, Its Accessories
The Offerings, Food Offering, Candles Order of Offerings
Accompanying Worship, Special Banquet of the Host of Gods and Demons
When Given the Arrangment of Banquet
Other Articles on Alter
The Lama's Table
Dorje Lo-Pon's Table, Um Dses, Chho-Timba's
Lamaic Rosaries
Its Origin, Its Uses
Description of the Rosary and Its Appendages
Vernacular Names of 108 Beads
The Head Beads, the Counters
Use of Counters, Material of Beads, Yellow Rosary
White Rosary, Crystal, Sandal, Coral; Human Skull, Elephant Stone
Rak-Sha, Nan-Ga, Pani, Snake-Spines, Rosaries and Complexion
Lay Rosaries
Mode of Telling the Beads
Telling the Beads, How Called, Mode of
The Mystic Formulas for the Beads
The Mystic Formulas
Origin of the Formula "Om Mani"
List of the Masks
The Lamaic Library
Lamaic Encyclopaedias, Kan-Gyur, Tengyur
Bum, Nyi-Thi, Gye-Tong-Ba, Dorge-Chopa, Do-Mang
Pedma Kah-Thang & c. Namthars, Lepcha Scriptures, Miscellaneous Books

Chap. IV : Monkhood :
Tlie Curriculum
Popularity of the Church, One Son in a Family to Become a Lama, Course of Training
Preliminary Examination-Physical, Age, Parentago, Physical Examination and Tutor
Probation-Position of Probationer, Tuition and List of Text-Books, Some Precious Maxims on Speech, Purposes of Human Gatherings, Eight Acts of Low-Born Persons, the Ten Faults, Three Improper Acts, and Test of Results
The Noviciate-Its General Character, Appraising of Descent, Preliminary presents, &c., Formal Acceptance of Candidate, Tonsuring, Baptism, &c., Introduction to Assembly as a Bride, Confirmation of Noviciate, His Life as a Novice, First Professional Examination, Text-Books for First Examination, Penalties of Failure to Pass the Text-Books for Second Examination, Ordinary Practice
The Monkhood, Position and Privileges of a Junior Monk, His Further Academic Instruction, His Sacerdotal Functions, Peualty for Violation of Celibacy
Lamaic Grades and Discipline
Lower Offices
Higher Offices
Commissariat Officer and Provost Marshal
Um-Dse, Dorje Lo-Pon and the Bishop

MONASTIC ROUTINE AS A VILLAGE RIEST :
Night Devotion, Meditative Postures, Expulsion of the Three Original Sins, Mummery, Ritual, Repetition of Mantras, Further Devotion, Offerings at Dawn, Morning's Occupation and Evening Service
In Monastic Residence, Monastery Routine, Morning Muster for Mass, Service of Tea, Grace Before Drinking, Service of Soup, Celebration of Mass, the Refuge Formula and Other Services
In Hermitage, the Meditation of Hermits, Temporary Hermitage and Its Exercises
The Worship of Dolma, the Deliveress
Her Popularity
Semblance to the Virgin Mary
Origin of Her Worship
Her Forms
The White Form
The Green form
Her Manual of Worship
Translation of the Manual

Chap. V : Some Magic Rites and Charms :
Description of the "Mandala" or Magic Circle, Offering of the Universe
The Daily Offering of the Universe
The Universe According to the Lamas
Its General Description
Its Dimensions and the Continents
Mount Ri-Rab (Meru) and Its Compartments with the Heavens Above
The Eight Matris
The Seven Precious Things of an Emperor

THE MODE OF OFFERING THE MANDALA :
The Ceremony of Mating the Mandala and the Mental Part of the Process
The Daily Service of Presentation of Offerings
The Eight Essential Offerings

The Offering of the Five Sensuous Excellent Things :
Ditto of the Seven Precious Things
Ditto the Eight Glorious Symbols

DIVINATION BY LOTS :
Lucky and Unlucky Days and Times, Omens, Divination by Cards, by the Rosary
Manipulation of Rosary
Results
Ordinary Mode of Divination by Seeds or Pebbles in Fifteen, Twenty-One, and Twenty-Eight
Dice Used in Divination
Ordinary Ivory Dice
Wooden Dice
The Gamble of Re-Birth
The Grand Coup
The Larnaic Zadkiel

TALISMANS AND AMULET CHARMS :
Talismans as Curative Medicine
Amulets
General form of Charm
Charm Against Wounds
Other Charms
Garuda Charm Against Plague and Other Diseases
Scorpion Charm Against Injury by Demons
Charm Against Dog-Bite
Charm Against Eagles and Birds of Prey
Charm for Killing One's Enemy
Other Contrivances for the Destruction of the Enemy

PHE PRAYER FLAGS :
The Luck Flags and Their Origin

DIFFERENT FORMS OF THE LUCK FLAG :
The Lung-Ta, the Chopen, the Gyal-Tsen or'"Victorious Banner," and the Vast Luck Flag
Worship for the Planting of Luck Flags

Chap. VI : Demonolatry :
Personal Demons, Five in Number, and Designated the Male Ancestral God, The Mother God, the Life God, the Birth-Place God, and the "da-lha" or Enemy God
Worship According to Season
Country Gods, the "Black Father Devil"
The Mountain God Kang-Chhen-Dso-Nga
Local Gods
The Owner Demons of Ridges and Passes
Soothsaying and Necromancy
The Lamas and Devil Worship
The Lamas, the Prescribes of the Devil Worship
The Prescriptions Based on Chinese Astrology
Nomenclature of the Chinese System of Chronology
The Conflict of the Animals
Relationships of the Elements
General Nature of the Horoscope
The Astrologer's Board
The Calculation
Symbols of Degrees of Relationship
Prescriptions for Worship on Account of One Year's Ill-Luck-an Annual Horoscope
The Enormous Amount of Lamaio Worship Prescribed on Account of Current year's Demoniacal Influences
The House Demon
His Movements :Ditto According to Old Fashion
His Prohibitions Inflicted
Earth Demons and Their Worship
Sky Demons and Their Worship

THE MEANS OF PREVENTING THE INJURIES OF THE EIGHT CLASSES OF DEMONS :
Offerings and Prayers
Exorcising the Disease Producing Demons-the "She"

THE DIRECTIONS FOE THIS EXORCISM :
The Offerings and Effigies
The Exorcism
Death Ceremonies
The Extraction of the Soul
Death Horoscope
Ditto of a Girl
Location of Corpse, Invitation and Entertainment of Friends, Feasting the Deceased
The Litanies for the "Western Paradise," for "the Valley of The Shadow of Death," and for Extraction from Hell
Removal of Corpse and the Funeral Procession
Ceremony of the Exorcising of the Demon
A Description of the Ceremony
Offerings of Food and Drink in Connection with the Ceremony
Enchanted Weapon for the Conflict
Beginning of the Act of Exorcism
Ejection of the Effigy of the Death Demon
Subsequent Ceremonies
The Lay Figure of the Deceased and Its Rites, Effigy of Deceased, the Face-Paper
Duration of the Service of the Eight Highest Buddhas of Medicine and the Service of tho Western Paradise

THE BURNING OF THE FACE-PAPER CALLED CHANG-KU :
The Mode of Divining the Signs of the Flames During the Burning of the Chang-Paper
Collection of the Ashes of the Burned Paper to form Miniature Chaityas, and the Dismantling of the Effigy of the Dead Person
Liberty of the Widow or Widower to Remarry After the Lapse of One Year from Death
How to Exorcise Ghosts

List of Illustrations

1. Genealogical Tree of Lamaic Sects
2. Diagram Showing the Affiliation of the Sub-Sects of Kar-Gyupa
3. Shatsiin-Chhembo
4. Diagrammatic Ground Plan of a Sikhim Temple
5. Guru Rimbochhe
6. Kang-Chhen-Dso-Nga
7. The Pictorial Wheel of Life
8. Key to Plate VII of the Wheel of Life
9. Lamaic Rosaries
10. Chart of the Universe According to the Lamas
11. Diagram Showing the Composition of the Mandala
12. Lotus Dice-Board
13. The General Charm Print Entitled "The Assembly of Lama's Hearts"
14. Garuda Charm Against Plagues and Other Diseases
15. Tamdin Charm Against Disease, &c.
16. Scorpion. Charm Against Injury b Demons
17. Fig. 1. Charm Against Dog-Bite, Fig. 2. Charm Against Eagles and Birds of Prey
18. The Pegasus. Horse of Luck. The Lung-Ta Flag
19. The Flag of Vast Luck
20. The Tibetan House God
21. The Effigy of the Dead Person

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