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The objective of MANDALA BOOK POINT is to acquaint its readers with the culture religion of the entire Himalayan belt extending in the West from Karakoram to Bhutan in the East including Nepal and to protect and preserve the Himalayan heritage through the medium of books.


Since 1996, MANDALA BOOK POINT has started publishing SINHAS Journal (Studies in the History and Society of Nepal). The fifteenth issue of Journal i.e. Vol. 13 No. 1 is due on June 2009. The SINHAS Webpage is Since last few years Mandala has started its publications. All publications are academic books relating to Anthropology, Sociology, Politics, Culture, Religion. One of the monumental Mandala reprint is "Nepal Mandala" by Mary Slusser in two volumes (Vol. I: Text. 492 pages Vol. II: plates: 9 maps, 29 figures, 599 b/w photographs). This book was published in an arrangement with Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A.



Anthropology, Sociology and Culture

  • Anthropology of Nepal: Peoples, Problems and Processes. Edt Michael Allen.

  • Ensnared by AIDS: Cultural Contexts of HIV/AIDS in Nepal. David K Beine. ISBN 99933-10-18-2

  • Ethnic Groups of Nepal and Their Ways of Living. D. B. Shrestha & C B Singh

  • Food, Ritual and Society: A Study of Social Structure and Food Symbolism among the Newars. Per Lodwin.

  • Nepal Mandala: A Cultural Study of the Kathmandu Valley, 2 Volumes Set. Mary Shepard Slusser.

  • Origins and Migrations: Kinship, Mythology and Ethnic Identity among the Mewahang Rai of East Nepal. Martin Gaenszle. ISBN 99933-10-08-5

  • Pokhara: Biography of Town. Jagannath Adhikari & David Seddon. ISBN 99933-10-14-X

  • The Cult of Kumari: Virgin Worship in Nepal. Michael Allen.

  • The Newars: An Ethno-Sociological Study of a Himalayan Community. Gopal Singh Nepali

  • Tunsuriban: Shamanism in the Chepang of Southern and Central Nepal. Diana Riboli. ISBN 99933-10-05-0


  • Civilized Shamans: Buddhism in Tibetan Societies. Geoffrey Samuel.


  • Dictionary of Nepalese Plant Names. Keshab Shrestha

  • Limbu - English Dictionary of the Mewa Khola Dialect with English - Limbu Index. Boyd Michailovsky. ISBN 99933-10-17-4

Development Studies

  • Hidden Wealth: The Survival Strategy of Foraging Farmers in the Upper Arun Valley, eastern Nepal. Ephrosine Daniggelis. ISBN 99933-10-09-3

  • Policies, Plans and People: Foreign Aid and health Development. Judith Justice.

French Language

  • Contes et legendes de la vallee de Kathmandu Nepal. Kesar Lall.

  • Jhankri: Cha mane de l'Himalaya. Eric Chazot.

Gender Studies

  • Dangerous Wives and Sacred Sisters: Social and Symbolic Roles of High-Caste Women in Nepal. Lynn Bennett. ISBN 0-231-04664-2

  • On the Ethos of Hindu Women: Issues, Taboos and forms of Expression. Vivienne Kondos. ISBN 99933-10-21-2


  • A Leaf in a Begging Bowl. Ramesh Vikal. ISBN 99933-10-04-9

  • Chasing Dreams. Abhi Subedi

  • Tales of Turquoise: A Pilgrimage in Dolpo. Corneille Jest

  • Twist and Turns: A Pick of Durga Lal Shrestha's Poems. Durga Lal Shrestha. ISBN 99933-10-03-7


  • Party Building in Nepal: Organization, Leadership and People. Krishna Hachhethu. ISBN 99933-10-13-1

  • People, Politics and Ideology: Democracy and Social Change in Nepal. Martin Hoftun, William Raeper & John Whelpton. ISBN 99933-10-01-3


  • Civilized Shamans: Buddhism in Tibetan Societies. Geoffrey Samuel

  • Jhankri: Cha mane de l'Himalaya (French). Eric Chazot

  • The Rulings of the Night: An Ethnography of Nepalese Shaman Oral Texts. Gregory G Maskarinec


  • Ekai Kawaguchi: The Trespassing Insider. Abhi Subedi. ISBN 99933-10-02-5

  • In the Land of Heart's Desire: Reflections of a Western Grandmother in Nepal. Susan Hoivik. ISBN 99933-10-19-0

  • Kamaiya: Slavery and Freedom. Peter Lowe. ISBN 99933-10-11-5

  • Kids of Khumbu: Sherpa Youth on the Modernity Trail. Kurt Luger. ISBN 99933-10-06-9

  • Pioneer Nepali Students in Japan: A Century Ago. Harendra B Baruwa. ISBN 99933-10-16-6

  • The Throne of Stone: A Reconstructed Village Version of the Pre-Dawn of the Gorkha Dynasty 1479-1559. J P Cross. ISBN 99933-10-07-7

  • Triumph on Everest: A Tribute from the Sherpas of Nepal. Edited Ang Rita Sherpa & Susan Hoivik. ISBN 99933-10-22-0

  • Vanishing Tracks: Four Years among the Snow Leopards of Nepal. Darla Hillard. ISBN 99933-10-15-8


  • The Gauri Shankar Trekking Area (Including Rolwaling). Patricia East, Susan Hoivik, Max Petrik, Sara Shneiderman & Mark Turin. ISBN 99933-10-20-4

  • Trekking in Nepal: A Traveler's Guide. Stephen Bezruchka. ISBN 99933-10-10-7


  • Civilized Shamans: Buddhism in Tibetan Societies. Geoffrey Samuel

  • Introduction to the Studies of Tibetan Medical Sources. Natalia D Bolsokhoyeva

  • The Arrow and the Spindle: Studies in History, Myths, Rituals and Beliefs in Tibet. Samten G Karmey



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