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


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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 the Centre for Nepal and Asian Studies (CNAS), Tribhuvan University and the Department of Anthropology, University of Sydney. This volume includes research articles written by 13 Nepalese and 24 foreign scholars. A distinctive feature of the collection is the special attention accorded to the kind of contribution that anthropology can make to the understanding of problems in social living. Topics covered include the following: The Anthropology of Resource Management, Urbanism in Nepal, The State and the People, Women and Power, Medical Anthropology, The Anthropology of Performance and Problems in Identity.


About the Author(s):

The Editor, Michael Allen, recently retired Professor of Anthropology at the University of Sydney, first visited Nepal in 1954 and began his study of Newar society and religion in 1967. He has published a book 'The Cult of Kumari' on the Newars and jointly edited (with Soumyen Mukherjee) a collection of articles entitled Women in India and Nepal. He has also published several journal articles on various aspects of Newar society and religion.

Introduction and Acknowledgments

Part 1. The Anthropology of Resource Management

Ben Campbell
Forms of Cooperation in a Tamang Community

Ram Chhetri
Indigenous and Community Forestry Management Systems:
Reviewing the Strengths and Weaknesses

Dilli Ram Dahal
Poverty or Plenty: A Case Study of the Byansi people of
Darchula District

Ephrosine Daniggelis
Jangal Resource use: Adaptive Strategies of Rais and Sherpas
in the Upper Arun Valley of Eastern Nepal

Bob Fisher
Indigenous Forest Management in Nepal: Why Common
Property is Not a Problem

Om Gurung
Historical Dynamics of Resource Degredation in the Nepal Himalayas

Donald A. Messerschmidt
People and Forests, Anthropologists and Foresters: Recent
Research at Nepal's Institute of Forestry

Tore Nescheim
Management of Natural Resources Among the Kulunge Rai
of Eastern Nepal

Tulsi Ram Pandey
Farming Systems with Degenerating Resources: Experience
ofaNepalese hill village

Rebecca Saul
Indigenous Forest Knowledge: Factors Influencing its
Social Distribution

Part 2 Urbanism in Nepal

John Gray
Driving in a Soft City: Trafficking in Images of Identity
and Power in the Streets of Kathmandu

Ingemar Grandin
Nepalese Urbanism: a Musical Exploration

Vivienne Kondos, Alex Kondos and Indra Ban
'For a Better Life': Industrial Workers' Grievances and
Collective Action

Keshav Lal Maharjan
Effects of Modernization on Periurban Families in
Kathmandu Valley

Michael Muhlich
The Household, the Householder and the Neighbourhood in
Sherpa Communities of Bauddha and Solu

Prayag Raj Sharma
Emergence of a Hill-Town: Urban Development in Nepal's Rural Backhills

Part 3 Medical Anthropology

Bipin Kumar Acharya
Nature Cure and Indigenous Healing Practices in Nepal:
A Medical Anthropological Perspective

Basundhara Dhungel
The Qualitative Community Judgement: The Role of Intermediate
Health Practitioners in Nepal's Family Health Services

Martin Gaenszle
Journey to the Origin: A Root Metaphor in a Mewahang Rai
Healing Ritual

Part 4 The State and the People

Vivienne Kondos
Jana-Sakti (People Power) and the 1990 Revolution in Nepal:
Some Theoretical Considerations

Stephen Mikesell
The New Local Government Law: Diluted Raksi in an Old Bottle

Surendra Pande
Serial Marriage Contract Custom (Jari) of


Part 5 Women and Power

Barbara Nimri Aziz
Durga Devi: A Woman's Tale from the Arun River Valley

Sumitra Gurung
Gender Dimension of Eco-Crisis and Resource Management

Laura Kunreuther
Newar Traditions in a Changing Culture: An Analysis of Two
Pre-Pubescent Rituals for Girls

Linda L. Iltis
Women, Goddesses and Newar Representations
of Geopolitical Space

Julia J. Thompson
'There are Many Words to Describe Their Anger': Ritual and
Resistance Among High-Caste Hindu Women in Kathmandu

Part 6 The Anthropology of Performance

Bert van den Hoek
The Death of the Divine Dancers: The Conclusion of the
Bhadrakali Pyakham in Kathmandu

Tordis Korvald
The Dancing Gods of Bhaktapur and Their Audience

Judith Pettigrew and Yarjung Kromchain Tamu(Gurung)
Tamu Shamanistic Possession (Khhiye Khhaba): Some
Preliminary Ethnographic Observations

Carol Tingey
The Pancai Baja: Reflections on Social Change in
Traditional Nepalese Music

Nutan Dhar Sharma and Gert-Matthias Wegner
The Baja Guthi of Badikhel

Part 7 Problems of Identity

Anne Buggeland
Kali Worship Among the Santals of Nepal: Hinduization
and Ethnic Boundaries

Sharon Hepburn
The Case of the Missing Trekker: Moral Geography and
Miraculous Survival. And Rodney King

Book  .


Publication: Mandala Publications
Number of Pages: 459, Reprint 2005
ISBN: 99933-42-29-7

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