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Product ID: 978-9937-8194-11
Book Name: Developing Alternative Media Traditions in Nepal
Author Name: Michael Wilmore
Price: USD 10
Description:

Developing Alternative Media Traditions in Nepal examines how these innovative media came about and the many obstacles their producers faced when attempting to speak of and to their own community. The book is based on long-term ethnographic research in Nepal in the mid-1990s and subsequent accounts of the continuing development of Tansens community media organizations. Micheal Wilmore offers a unique perspective on how people in developing nations use mass media. This book is one of the first full-length, detailed accounts…

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Product ID: 978-9937-8194-6-
Book Name: Out Here in Kathmandu: Modernity on the Global Periphery
Author Name: Mark Liechty
Price: USD 30
Description:

Out Here in Kathmandu is a collection of essays that demonstrates how cities like Kathmandu locally engage, produce and reproduce global cultural processes. The essays in the book showcase Kathmandu as a site where modernity expresses itself through the discourses of fashion, food, sex, love, mass media, caste, gender and class. These discourses, as the essays suggest, broadly constitute the core of the project of Nepali modernity. Through ethnographic finesse and historico-anthropological flair, Mark Liechty also traces the career of…

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Product ID: 978-9937-8194-80
Book Name: History as Mindscapes: A Memory of the Peasants Movement of Nepal
Author Name: Yogesh Raj
Price: USD 10
Description:

This book presents the memories of a peasant leader, Krishnabhakta Caguthi (b. 1928) of Bhaktapur, regarding his roles and observations of the peasants movement in mid-twentieth century Nepal. It also gives rich accounts of social and agrarian relations of the period. Yogesh Raj, a scholar of history and engineering and Caguthis neighbor, has carefully transcribed and translated Caguthis narratives and organized them into an autobiography. Fully aware of the problems of an individual account, he adds, for readers scrutiny, numerous…

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Product ID: 978-9937-8389-2
Book Name: Looking at DEVELOPMENT AND DONORS: Essays from Nepal
Author Name: Devendra Raj Panday
Price: USD 10
Description:

Looking at Development and Donors is a collection of essays written by Dr Devendra Raj Panday over a span of almost 27 years on the topic of development, foreign aid and donors. Despite, or perhaps because of, the many avatars that the author has taken over this period – Nepals head of the foreign aid division and finance secretary in the 1970s, finance minister in the first post-1990 interim democratic government, development specialist and a leading figure in civil society…

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Product ID: 978-9937-8389-79
Book Name: To be a Nepalese
Author Name: CK Lal
Price: USD 3
Description:

In this thought provoking monograph, CK Lal maps out the complexities, vulnerabilities and inadequacies of the traditional concept of being a Nepali. The author then thinks aloud about possibilities of constructing an accommodative Nepaliya or Nepalese identity suited to the needs of a pluralistic, modern, forward-looking and multicultural country. Possibilities of imagining an inclusive Nepaliya identity are explored with deliberations about name, essence, icons, institutions and structures of a country in the process of being transformed from a nation-state to…

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Product ID: 978-9937-838993
Book Name: Autocratic Monarchy: Politics in Panchayat Nepal
Author Name: L.S. Baraj
Price: USD 12
Description:

Autocratic Monarchy: Politics in Panchayat Nepal is a collection of thirteen articles on politics in Nepal during the first two decades of the Panchayat System (1960-1978) written by the political historian and literary scholar L.S. Baral (alias Isvar Baral). The first part of the book begins with an article on the 1959 Constitution of Nepal and is followed by an overview of the political experiments of the 1950s. The next three chapters analyse King Mahendras coup of 1960 and the…

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Product ID: 978-99375-060-14
Book Name: Monument Conservation in Nepal My Experience with the World Heritage Sites of the Kathmandu Valley.
Author Name: Dr. Shaphalya Amatya
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Original Price: USD 20

Discount Price: USD 16

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Monument Conservation in Nepal my experience with the World Heritage Sites of KATHMANDU VALLEY.

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Product ID: 978-99375-061-0-
Book Name: The Ecstatic Body
Author Name: Martino Nico
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Original Price: USD 15

Discount Price: USD 12

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“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 séance. Here, it is ordinary people who exploit the situation, coming to attend a performance that, in primis, has been organised for the gods. A singular performance, to which, besides the chance of direct witness of the epiphany of gods, spirits and demons, is added the no less stimulating possibility of witnessing human destinies suspended…

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Product ID: 978-99375-061-3-
Book Name: Northern Buddhism in History
Author Name: edited by Shanker Thapa
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Original Price: USD 20

Discount Price: USD 16

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Northern Buddhism in History

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Product ID: 978-9937623643
Book Name: OMA TSHO: After Earthquake Rolwaling: The Future
Author Name: Davide Peluzzi
Price: USD 25
Description:

'A pocket book you can bring in the backpack with the map, dedicated to the ones who want to deeply study the most beautiful and wild Himalaya areas: OMA TSHO  Rolwaling HImal

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Product ID: 978-99933-43-86-
Book Name: Newar Society City, Village and Periphery
Author Name: Gerard Toffin
Price: USD 17
Description:

The Newar of the Kathmandu Valley form a highly complex society that cannot be reduced to an over-simplified and schematic presentation. Their caste system, comprising of more than 30 main hierarchical groupings, is one of the most sophisticated in South Asia. Besides the traditional high and low castes, it also includes a variety of castes of intermediate status and a number of Vajrayana Buddhist groups.

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Product ID: 978-99946-55-038
Book Name: Beyond the Myth of Eco-Crisis: Local Responses to Pressure on Land in Nepal - A study of Kakani in t
Author Name: Sumitra Manandhar Gurung
Price: USD 10
Description:

The diverse system of farms in the hills of Nepal has been significantly affected by soil erosion. Foreign ecologists who have studied the problem have concluded that population growth and deforestation have caused substantial land degradation in Nepal, resulting in an eco-crisis. Manandhar Gurung, a native Nepalese, believes otherwise. She argues that the villagers cultural background has equipped them with the knowledge to renew and sustain their environment. Using questionnaires and extensive interviews with observations of the cultural habits of…

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Product ID: 978-99946-55-07-
Book Name: Is Foreign Aid Working?: An analysis of aid effectiveness and growth
Author Name: Bishwambher Pyakuryal, Dadhi Adhikari, Dipendra Purush Dhakal
Price: USD 10
Description:

About the authors: Bishwambher Pyakuryal, a senior economist of international repute, Dr. Pyakuryal is a professor of economics at Tribhuvan University and free-lance international consultant. Dadhi Adhikari, a mathematical economist, is a senior lecturer of economics at Tribhuvan University. Dipendra Purush Dhakal, Ex-Seceretary, Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Civil Aviation and Ex-Governor, Nepal Rastra Bank is a freelance Consultant.

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Product ID: 978-99946-720-35
Book Name: Shamanic Solitudes
Author Name: Martino Nicoletti
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Original Price: USD 25

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An itinerary – only apparently circular – furrows the universe of Kulunge Rài shamanism in Nepal. A nomadic religion, generated within the space of a double geography that weaves vivid visionary foreshortenings into the flat weft of reality. An extraordinary journey through the principal places composing the universe of shamanic reality: the “call” by the spirits of the wood. The dreams and initiatic visions; the vocational sickness and flight into the forest – mandatory steps on the path to obtaining…

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Product ID: 978-99946-720-6-
Book Name: Reflections
Author Name: Kesar Lal
Price: USD 4.95
Description:

Your poetry is so beautiful and absolutely lovely to read. I have read and reread these and each time, I am filled again with the beauty and feeling you convey through your words.

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Product ID: 978-99946-788-1-
Book Name: Born In Nepal
Author Name: Susan Hoivik
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Original Price: USD 6

Discount Price: USD 4.8

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This miscellany focuses on one aspect of the vast array of stories, legends, rituals, traditions and symbols that have developed with Nepal. This miscellany focuses on one aspect of the vast array of stories, legends, rituals, traditions and symbols that have developed with Nepal.

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Product ID: 978-99946-788-4-
Book Name: Democratizing Monarch
Author Name: Francis G. Hutchins
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Original Price: USD 15

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Democratizing Monarch

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Product ID: 978-99946-788-77
Book Name: Himalayan Mountain Cults
Author Name: Gabriele Tautscher
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Original Price: USD 25

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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 mountain image, the largest part of Nepal consists of the lower, densely populated regions known as the Middle Hills, an area of intensively cultivated valleys and skilfully terraced hillsides. Here too, in spaces long inhabited and cultivated by humans, certain natural features – peaks, rock outcrops, caves, and lakes…

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Product ID: 9780195343021
Book Name: Siva in Trouble Festivals and Rituals at the Pasupatinatha Temple of Deopatan
Author Name: Axel Micheals
Price: USD 50
Description:

The town of Deopatan, three kilometers northeast of Kathmandu, is above all famous for its main sanctum, the temple of Pasupati, the "lord of the animals," a form of Siva and the tutelary deity of the kings of Nepal since ancient times. By its name alone, the temple attracts thousands of pilgrims each year and has made itself known far beyond the Kathamndu Valley. However, for the dominant Newar population the town is by no means merely the seat of…

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Product ID: 9780195697926
Book Name: Hindu Kingship, Ethnic Revival, and Maoist Rebellion in Nepal
Author Name: Marie Lecomte-Tilouine
Price: USD 25
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A remarkable study of the past in the present, this volume shows the emergence of dualist conceptions of society, which took root in tribal revivalism and ultimately nourished the Maoist revolution in Nepal. She explores the critical theme of \'otherness\' and provides insights into the way domination functions. She addresses puzzling questions, such as—Why do the Nepalese \'Indigenous Peoples\' worship the Hindu Earth-Goddess whereas Hindus neglect her? Why did Nepal\'s Hindu kings use indigenous priests for their most important rituals?…

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