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A Facsimile Edition of a Maithili Play: Bhupatindramalla's Parsuramopakhayana-nataka
Author: Edt Ramawatar Yadav > Nepal

A thoroughly researched critical edition of a Newari manuscript of an early 18th century Maithili play penned by Bhaktapur-king Bhupatindramalla, this book contains a distinctly readable reprint of th (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..)

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 (

Civilized Shamans: Buddhism in Tibetan Societies
Author: Geoffrey Samuel > Shamanism

Civilized Shamans examines the nature and evolution of religion in Tibetan societies from the ninth century up to the Chinese occupation in 1950. Geoffrey Samuel argues that religion in these societie (Read More..)

Contested Hierarchies: A collaborative Ethnography of Caste Among the Newars of the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
Author: Edt. David N. Gellner & Declan Quigley > Newars

The urban civilization of the Newars of the Kathmandu Valley provides a paradigm for the study of caste and Hindu kingship. In this book, six anthropologists, in a genuinely collaborative internationa (Read More..)

Daughters of the Tharu: Gender, Ethnicity, Religion, and the Education of Nepali Girls
Author: Mary Ann Maslak > Gender Studies

This book explores the complex relationships that govern girls' educational participation in Nepal. The first part is a case study focusing exclusively on one village's experiences in Nepal and is con (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..)

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 (

Gods,Men and Territory: Society and Culture in Kathmandu Valley
Author: Anne Vergati > Newars

The Newars who live in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal are well known for their urban civilisation as well as for the social organisation of their territory, which they have conserved for centuries. The (Read More..)

Halfway to the Mountain: The Jirels of Eastern Nepal
Author: H Sidky, Janardan Subedi, James Hamill, > Nepal

The Jirel people of Dolakha display a mixture of diverse cultural elements from Hinduism,Buddhism and Shamanistic traditions that they have adapted to unique ways. The authors emphasise the extraordin (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 (

Author: VIVIENNE KONDOS > Anthropology

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The central theme of the book revolves around Kali, time and metaphysics. This theme is pursued in two ways. The first is with four short pieces which focus on aesthetic issues at the (Read More..)

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..)

Kings of the Forest: The Cultural Resilience of Himalayan Hunter-Gatherers
Author: Jana Fortier > Nepal

“Jana Fortier has made an important and original contribution to the ethnography of Nepal that focuses our attention on one of that country’s least known ethnic groups, the foraging peopl (Read More..)

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