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Thudam
« on: August 11, 2007, 10:38:10 AM »
There is a village called Thudam in Chepuwa VDC of the northern part of Samkhuwasabha district. The Thudams are an indigenous people of this village. They have been dwelling here for centuries. According to the mythology of Thudams there was no other tribe inhabiting this place when they first came down here from Tibet several hundred years ago. These minority Thudambas identify themselves as Bhote. According to a recently conducted survey there are only 19 households at present with a population of 106 only. The 132 people of 29 households and the 21 people of three households have migrated from Thudam to Guphapokhari of Samkhuwsabha and to Deurali area which borders Terahthum (Subba, BS2058).

Thudambas or Thudams are close to Dhokpya (Topkegola), Shingsawa (Lhomi) and Walung from the point of view of language, culture and costumes. Thudams are Buddhists and perform all rituals of life in accordance with procedures determined by Buddhism. Marriage is possible with Dhokpya and Walung. Cross-cousin marriage is not practised among Thudams. Their main festival is Lhosar.

Since Thudam is an extremely cold place there is little prospect for growing foodgrain. Animal husbandry and trade are their main occupations. Making incense by pulping Himalayan juniper leaves and branches with ghatta (water-operated mill) is the traditionally specialized occupation of Thudams (Bista, 1996:182). They export incense to Tibet and import salt and other commodities from there. They use yaks, cows, mules, goats and sheep for transportation. It has been a profitable occupation to make churpi (a kind of hardened cheese) from the milk of yak. They collect herbs and take them down to lowlands or terai for sale. Migrated Thudams are found engaged in hotel business, too.

Thudams are much backward in education, too. Only two or three Thudams who have left Thudam for living in other places have passed SLC examinations. There are some who have dropped out of the 10+2 courses for some kind of household compulsions.

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Re: Thudam
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2007, 11:50:27 AM »
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Re: Thudam
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2008, 12:04:56 PM »
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Re: Thudam
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2008, 04:40:23 PM »
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« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2008, 06:41:43 PM »
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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2008, 02:19:50 PM »
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