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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..)

Art and Culture of Nepal: Selected Papers
Author: Mary Shepherd Slusser > Art and Culture

With contributions by
Gautama V. Vajracharya and Manuela Fuller

This volume brings together in one convenient format a selection of papers devoted to Nepalese culture published over several years (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 (

Dancing in the Clouds: The Mani rimdu, Dumche and Tsogchen Festivals of the Khumbu Sherpas
Author: Venerable Jamyang Wangmo > Culture

The present book Dancing in the Clouds contains accurate information about the history, organization, and rituals of the Mani Rimdu, Dumche, and Kyarog Tsogchen festivals, as well as a short history o (Read More..)

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..)

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 (

Islamic Revival in Nepal: Religion and a new nation
Author: Megan Adamson Sijapati > Nepal


This book draws on extensive fieldwork among Muslims in Nepal to examine the local and global factors that shape contemporary Muslim identity and the emerging Islamic revival movement b (Read More..)

Author: VIVIENNE KONDOS > Anthropology

About the Book
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..)

Lord Vishnu: An Iconology
Author: Dr. Mala Malla > Hinduism

It is curious to note that almost all male and female deities ranging from Mahesvara, Narayana, Vishnu, Krishna, Rama, to Bhagavati in varied forms are depicted with defensive weapons. If Mahadeva hol (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..)

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..)

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