In the Footsteps of Halfdan Siiger: Danish Research in Central Asia

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  • Ulrik Høj Johnsen
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  • Armin W. Geertz (Editor)
  • Svend Castenfeldt
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  • Peter B. Andersen
As a historian of religion Halfdan Siiger participated in the 3rd Danish Expedition to Central Asia (1947-50) under the leadership of the Danish explorer Henning Haslund-Christensen. Working with some of the 'complicated Asiatic problems', Siiger conducted fieldwork among three different ethnic groups in Asia: the Kalasha in Pakistan, the Lepcha in Sikkim, and the Bodo in India. Siiger's work has informed and inspired a number of contemporary scholars of different academic disciplines. This publication presents a collection of perspectives on Siiger, his life, his work and Danish research in Central Asia.
Original languageEnglish
Place of publicationÅrhus
PublisherMoesgård Museum
Number of pages234
ISBN (Print)978-87-93251-06-9
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2016

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