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Product ID: 9780062873330
Book Name: The Girl From Kathmandu: Twelve Dead Men and a Woman's Quest for Justice
Author Name: Cam Simpson
Price: USD 15
Description:

The shocking story of the massacre of a group of Nepalese men working as Defense contractors for the United States Government during the Iraq War, and the widow who dedicated her life to finding justice for her husband and the other victims—a riveting tale of courageous heroes, corporate war profiteers, international…

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Product ID: 9780190908546
Book Name: Singing Across Divides: Music and Intimate Politics in Nepal
Author Name: Anna Marie Stirr
Price: USD 16
Description:

An ethnographic study of music, performance, migration, and circulation, Singing Across Divides examines how forms of love and intimacy are linked to changing conceptions of political solidarity and forms of belonging, through the lens of Nepali dohori song. The book deals with intimate politics, connecting the intimate relationships discussed and developed through dohori songs with national-level debates about gender, caste, ethnicity, class, and their intersections.

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Product ID: 9780190944216
Book Name: Reciting The Goddess: Narratives of Place and the Making of Hinduism in Nepal
Author Name: Jessica Vantine Birkenholtz
Price: USD 25
Description:

Reciting the Goddess is the first book-length study of Nepal's goddess Svasthani and the popular Svasthanivratakatha textual tradition. Drawing on archival and ethnographic research, it examines the making of Hinduism in Nepal, a history that is largely neglected in master narratives of Hinduism on the Indian subcontinent.

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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: 9780195651119
Book Name: Modern Literary Nepali: An Introductory Reader
Author Name: Michael Hutt
Price: USD 15
Description:

This is a reader concerning the literature and language of Nepal, keeping both the general enthusiast as well as the student in mind. Beginning with a general introduction surveying the historical context and tracing the growth of modern literature in Nepal, it goes on to anthologize and translate literary texts with descriptive and interpretative glossaries, introductory notes on authors. The language section contains a summary of grammatical features of Nepali along with a separate glossary.

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Product ID: 9780195666113
Book Name: The Anthropology of Buddhism and Hinduism
Author Name: David N. Gellner
Price: USD 15
Description:

 

Max Weber's ideas have had enormous influence in theoretical sociology. But what he wrote about Asia has more often been cited by specialists to illustrate his errors rather than to derive inspiration. This collection of essays both engages with Max Weber's work, and attempts to use his general approach, combined with detailed ethnography from Nepal and Japan, to attack critical questions in the anthropology and sociology of Buddhism and Hinduism. These range from the relationship of Buddhist religious…

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Product ID: 9780195695984
Book Name: Hierarchy and its Discontents: Culture and the Politics of Consciousness in Caste Society
Author Name: Steven M. Paris
Price: USD 10
Description:

This Book Provides a First-hand Account of The Practice of Caste System Among the Newar Hindus in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal. Through Extensive Interviews Conducted With Members of Different Castes, it Associated with the Day-to Day Functioning of The Caste System This Study Records Ambivalence And Dissent Along The Margins And At The Heart Of The Caste System, Documenting Both Acceptance Of And Resistance To Definitions Of Self And Society Imposed By Caste Ideology, Condition Good.

The…

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Product ID: 9780195695992
Book Name: The Householder's World: Purity, Power and Dominance in a Nepali Village
Author Name: John N. Gray
Price: USD 11.5
Description:

This book is an important contribution not only to Nepalese and South Asian studies but also to the theory and method of constructing ethnographic accounts. Through a detailed study of a multicaste village in a southern district of the Kathmandu Valley, Gray proposes a new approach to the anthropological analysis of societies such as Nepal, with multiple layers of social life. The narrative structure of the account starts with the household and places ethnographic priority on it. 'spiralling…

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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
Description:

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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Product ID: 9780198082910
Book Name: Constitutional Nationalism and Legal Exclusion: Equality, Identity Politics, and Democracy in Nepal
Author Name: Mara Malagodi
Price: USD 25
Description:

This book is a detailed case study of Nepal\'s post-1990 constitutional experience. It examines the complex relationship between law and politics, and emphasizes the role of cultural identity in making institutional choices relating to the framing and implementation of the Nepali Constitution. The volume also analyzes the patterns of legal exclusion that resulted in the growing politicization of identity, the de-legitimization of the 1990 Constitution, and the current demand for state-restructuring based on ethnic federalism and group rights. The author,…

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Product ID: 9780199467722
Book Name: Religion, Secularism, and Ethnicity in Contemporary Nepal
Author Name: David N. gellner, Sondra L. Hausner, Chiara Letizia
Price: USD 35
Description:

The socio-political landscape of Nepal has been rocked by dramatic and far-reaching changes in the past thirty years. Following a ten-year Maoist revolution and civil war, the country has transitioned from a monarchy to a republic. The former Hindu kingdom has declared its commitment to secularism, without coming to any agreement on what secularism means or should mean in the Nepalese context. What happens to religion under conditions of such rapid social and political change? How do the…

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Product ID: 9780199483558
Book Name: Darjeeling Reconsidered: Histories, Politics, Environments
Author Name: Townsend Middleton and Sara Shneiderman
Price: USD 25
Description:

Darjeeling occupies a special place in the South Asian imaginary with its Himalayan vistas, lush tea gardens, and brisk mountain air. Thousands of tourists, domestic and international, annually flock to the hills to taste their world-renowned tea and soak up the colonial nostalgia. Darjeeling Reconsidered rethinks Darjeeling’s status in the postcolonial imagination. Mobilizing diverse disciplinary approaches from the social sciences and humanities, this definitive collection of essays sheds fresh light on the region’s past and offers critical insight into…

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Product ID: 9780252038426
Book Name: Maithil Women's Tales: Storytelling on the Nepal-India Border
Author Name: Coralynn V. Davis
Price: USD 62
Description:

Constrained by traditions restricting their movements and speech, the Maithil women of Nepal and India have long explored individual and collective life experiences by sharing stories with one another. Sometimes fantastical, sometimes including a kind of magical realism, these tales allow women to build community through a deeply personal and always evolving storytelling form.

In Maithil Women’s Tales, Coralynn V. Davis examines how these storytellers weave together their own life experiences--the hardships and the pleasures--with…

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Product ID: 9780415677967
Book Name: Ritual, Heritage and Identity: The Politics of Culture and Performance in a Globalised World
Author Name: Christiane Brosius, Karin M. Polit
Price: USD 45
Description:

This book explores the importance of ritual and ritual theory to discourses of authenticity and originality, thereby deepening our insight into concepts of cultural heritage, identity and nation in a globalised world. The volume is the first interdisciplinary attempt to understand the significance of rituals and related performative traditions in the creation of grounded cultural identities, home and heritage as geographically experienceable locations. It assembles perspectives from social and cultural anthropology, performance studies, education and arts that can deal with…

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Product ID: 9780415711067
Book Name: Exploring the Senses: South Asian and European Perspectives on Rituals and Performativity
Author Name: Axel Michaels (Editor), Christoph Wulf
Price: USD 48
Description:

This fascinating volume offers a transdisciplinary and transcultural approach to understanding the senses by exploring themes in anthropologies of sound, sight, smell, taste, touch, and movement as expressed through aesthetic, perceptual, religious, and spiritual experiences. In drawing upon comparative perspectives from Indian and Western theories, the essays demonstrate the integral relation of senses with each other as well as with allied notions of the body, emotion and cultural memory. Stressing the continued relevance of senses as they manifest in a…

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Product ID: 9780415780971
Book Name: Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict in Nepal: Identities and Mobilization after 1990
Author Name: Mahendra Lawoti, Susan Hangen
Price: USD 25
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Product ID: 9780415811996
Book Name: Routeing Democracy in the Himalayas
Author Name: Vibha Arora, N. Jayaram
Price: USD 30
Description:

Historically treated as an amorphous borderland and marginal to the understanding of democratic politics and governance in South Asia, Southeast Asia and northern Asia, the Himalayan region, in the last 50 years, has become an ‘active political laboratory’ for experiments in democratic structures and institutions. In turn, it has witnessed the evolution of myriad political ideologies, movements and administrative strategies to accommodate and pacify heterogeneous ethnic-national identities. Routeing Democracy in the Himalayas highlights how, through an ongoing process of democratisation,…

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Product ID: 9780520254312
Book Name: Mountain Geography: Physical and Human Dimensions
Author Name: Martin F. Price, Alton C. Byers, Donald A. Friend, Thomas Kohler, and Larry W. Price
Price: USD 25
Description:

Mountains cover a quarter of the Earth’s land surface and a quarter of the global population lives in or adjacent to these areas. The global importance of mountains is recognized particularly because they provide critical resources, such as water, food and wood; contain high levels of biological and cultural diversity; and are often places for tourism and recreation and/or of sacred significance.

This major revision of Larry Price’s book Mountains and Man (1981)…

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Product ID: 9780521671415
Book Name: A History Of Nepal
Author Name: John Whelpton
Price: USD 16
Description:

A History Of Nepal

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Product ID: 9780521671415
Book Name: A History of Nepal
Author Name: John Whelpton
Price: USD 8
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