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The Cult of Kumari: Virgin Worship in Nepal
Author: > Anthropology

Kathmandu, Newar Buddhist girls as young as two years old are selected to become living incarnations of the Hindu goddess Taleju. Called 'Kumaris', the children are worshiped daily by both priests and (Read More..)

Auspicious Music in a Changing Society:
The Damai ..

Author: Carol Tingey > Anthropology

Nepal, a country as diverse demographically as it is topographically, is populated by over thirty culturally and linguistically distinct ethnic groups.
Damais occupy a unique place within this imm (

Food, Ritual and Society: A Study of Social Structure a
Author: Per Löwdin > Anthropology

The study explores the relationships between food, ritual and social organisation among the Newars of the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. The unit of analysis is the significance of food:
i) in terms of sig (

Kamaiya: Slavery and Freedom
Author: Peter Lowe > Anthropology

Kamaiya: Slavery and Freedom challenges the usual postcard image of ethnic groups in Nepal and the ease with which issues involving the lives of thousands of underprivileged people so easily slip off (Read More..)

Nationalism and Ethnicity in a Hindu Kingdom: The Po
Author: David N. Gellner, Joanna Ptait-Czarnecka > Anthropology

Nepal is the only officially Hindu Kingdom in the world and has remained so through successive changes of political regime. Since the nineteenth century it has experienced the autocracy of the Ranas, (Read More..)

People of Nepal
Author: Dor Bahadur Bista > Anthropology

When People of Nepal, by Dor Bahadur Bista, was fist published in 1967, it was the first relatively comprehensive view of the vast array of Nepali cultures, castes and ethnic groups, with descriptions (Read More..)

Faces of Nepal
Author: Jan Saltar Harka Gurung > Anthropology

Nepal, which occupies the central section of the Himalayan range, is inhabited by an extraordinary variety of peoples. The mountains, hills and plains of the country comprise a contact zone for ethnic (Read More..)

Anthropology of Nepal: Peoples, Problems and Process
Author: Edt. Michael Allen > Anthropology

An International Conference on the Anthropology of Nepal: Peoples, Problems and Processes was held in the Hotel Vajra, Kathmandu from the 7th to the 14th September 1992. It was organized jointly by th (Read More..)

Priests and Cobblers: A Study of Social Change in a Hindu Village in Western Nepal
Author: A. Patricia Caplan > Anthropology

This book is study of the changing relations between members of the priestly caste (Brahmins) and a group of untouchables (Cobblers). The study covers a periods of several decades up to the time of fi (Read More..)

Musical Instruments of Nepal
Author: Ram Prasad Kadel > Anthropology

Musical Instrument of Nepal, a book by Ram Prasad Kadel, has explored the surviving inborn musical instruments. He not only has explored the musical instruments but he has also illustrated 362 differe (Read More..)

Himalayan Mountain Cults: Sailung, Kalingchok, Gosainkund - Territorial Rituals and Tamang Histories
Author: Gabriele Tautscher > Anthropology

Nepal is renowned for the snow-capped Himalayas and their sacred status as the abode of the gods. These sacred seats are considered inaccessible and remain forbidden to human beings.
Despite this mo (

Shamanic Solitudes: Estasy, Madness and Spirit Possession in Nepal Himalayas
Author: Martino Nicoletti > Anthropology

About the Author:
Martino Nicoletti (Ph.D.) (Perugia – Italy, 1968) has for over fifteen years been a specialist in the ethnography of the Himalayas and history of religions of southern Asia. (Read More..)

Suitably Modern: Making middle-class culture in Kathmandu
Author: Mark Liechty > Anthropology

Suitably Modern traces the growth of a new middle class in Kathmandu as urban Nepalis harness the modern cultural resources of mass media and consumer goods to build modern identities and pioneer a ne (Read More..)

The Ecstatic Body: Notes on Shamanism and Corporeity in Nepal
Author: Mattino Micoletti > Anthropology

"The Shaman who entertains the Gods by dancing and music, is the same man who entertains the audience through the more performative aspects of the seance. Here, it is ordinary people who exploit the s (Read More..)

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