International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 10, Part J (2015)
From the Hunter to the Hunted: Shamanism as a Subaltern Narrative
Mallika A Nair
The term shamanism comes from the Manchu-Tungus word šaman. The noun is formed from the verb ša- ‘to know’; thus, a shaman is literally “one who knows.” The shamans recorded in historical ethnographies have included women, men, and transgender individuals of every age from middle childhood onward. The present paper tries to codify the Shaministic practices as a mystical narrative and their far reaching implications as a subaltern ideology.
How to cite this article:
Mallika A Nair. From the Hunter to the Hunted: Shamanism as a Subaltern Narrative. International Journal of Applied Research. 2015; 1(10): 685-686.