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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..)

English-Nepali Classified Dictionary (With Transliteration)
Author: K B Maharjan, Bal Ram Adhikari > Dictionary

English-Nepali Classified Subject Dictionary incorporates the core vocabulary from various technical as well as general/non-technical fields, The entry words are provided in English and their equivale (Read More..)

From Goddess To Mortal: The True Life Story of A Former Royal Kumari
Author: Scott Berry/Rashmila Shakya > Nepal

Scott Berry is a very well-known name to me. I came across his book A
Stranger in Tibet when I was working on the life and works of Ekai
Kawaguchi in Tokyo in 1997-1998. I was very impressed by his (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..)

Mesocosm: Hinduism and the Organization of a Traditiona
Author: Robert I. Levy with the collaboration of > Newars

Mesocosm offers an entirely new understanding of the role of a traditional Hindu city In the lives, of Its. Inhabitants. Formerly the capital of Nepal, the city of Bhaktapur in the Kathmandu Valley wa (Read More..)

Music and Media in Local Life: Music practice in a Newar neighbourhood in Nepal
Author: Ingemar Grandin > Music

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This books presents the musical life of the Newar town of Kirtipur, Nepal.
Newar musical traditions are prominent in the local musical life, and this heritage is presented in some (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..)

The Dasakarma Vidhi: Fundamental Knowledge on Traditional Customs of Ten Rites of Passage Amongst the Buddhist Newars
Author: Pandit Vaidya Asha Kaji (Ganesh Raj Vajracharya), EDITOR: Emeritus Professor Michael Allen > Buddhism

The dasakarma vidhi (ten rites of passage) are performed in two different ways, namely jnana sambhara and karma sambhara. The former refers to the prerequisites of spiritual knowledge, whereas the lat (Read More..)

The Newars: An Ethno-Sociological Study of a Himalayan Community

Author: Gopal Singh Nepali > Upcoming

The Newars of Nepal are a people with a high degree of material culture and a distinctive social organisation. Though stray references on them are available from the pioneering accounts of Levi, Hodgs (Read More..)

The Traditional Architecture of the Kathmandu Valley (Bibliotheca Himalayica)
Author: Wolfgang Korn > Architecture

This book is a result of several years research by author during his stay in Nepal as a German volunteer assigned to the building Department (Housing and Physical Department) of Nepal Government. It i (Read More..)

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