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

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Product ID: 9780761936503
Book Name: Local Democracy in South Asia: Microprocesses of Democratization in Nepal and its Neighbours Volume
Author Name: David N Gellner & Krishna Hachhethu
Price: USD 20
Description:

This book is a compilation of 15 chapters that examine in ethnographic detail the ways in which democracy is actually experienced and implemented across South Asia. The first part of the book comprises 9 chapters on Nepal. These provide diverse case studies of the actual practice of democracy in particular villages, ethnic organizations, historically evolving developmental processes, the politically volatile Tarai region and the areas controlled by the Nepalese Maoist movement. Other chapters examine the roles of leaders and of…

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Product ID: 9780789207227
Book Name: The Hidden Himalayas
Author Name: Thomas L. Kelly
Price: USD 50
Description:

Two young Americans take us to Humla, an ancient territory at the edge of Nepal where no Westerner has ever lived before. In breathtaking photographs and evocative prose, Thomas Kelly and Carroll Dunham capture Humlas limitless vistas and disclose intimate details of the lives of its extraordinary people: yak herders, caravan drivers, shamans, and brides who are shared among brothers. Here is a land of eternally snow-capped mountains and sweeping valleys. A land as eerie and forbidding as the landscape…

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Product ID: 9780861715176
Book Name: Horses Like Lightening: A Story of Passage Through The Himalayas
Author Name: Sienna Craig
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Original Price: USD 20

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A tender account—by turns cultural exploration and memoir of a young woman’s firsthand experience of change and continuity in one of the worlds most remote regions, through the lens of the horse and “horse culture.”

At nineteen, Sienna Craig made her first venture deep into Mustang, an ethnically Tibetan area of Nepal, in the rainshadow of the Himalayas. As an equestrian and a buddhing anthropologist, she sought not only to understand what it was like to rely on horses to…

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Product ID: 9781138053892
Book Name: AID, TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT: THE LESSONS FROM NEPAL
Author Name: DIPAK GYAWALI, MICHAEL THOMPSON, MARCO VERWEIJ
Price: USD 20
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About the Book

Over the last 50 years, Nepal has been considered an experiential model in determining the effectiveness and success of global human development strategies, both in theory and in practice. As such, it provides a rich array of in-depth case studies in both development success and failure. This edited collection examines these in order to propose a novel perspective on how human development occurs and how…

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Product ID: 9781138639898
Book Name: Maoism In India and Nepal
Author Name: Ranjit Bhusan
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Original Price: USD 25

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Why are Maoist, Naxalite and Left extremist movements taking root in the most backward and underdeveloped regions of South Asia? This book examines this multi-layered question in democracies such as India and Nepal through an analysis of these movements as well as their leaderships and ideologies. Through a series of detailed interviews and dialogues, it sheds fresh light into the minds and actions of people who have critically defined the nature of Maoism and related movements in the region. Weaving…

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Product ID: 9781138653412
Book Name: Nepali Diaspora In a Globalised Era
Author Name: Tanka B. Subba, A.C. Sinha
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Nepali Diaspora In a Globalised Era by Tanka B. Subba, A.C. Sinha

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Product ID: 9781138666764
Book Name: Goddesses of Kathmandu Valley: Grace, Rage, Knowledge
Author Name: Arun Gupto
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Original Price: USD 25

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In South Asia goddesses are conceptualized and worshipped in a fascinating range of forms ? from cosmic beings to bacterial manifestations, from human-like appearances to creatures with animal and insect semblances. This book maps the diverse identities of goddesses through metaphors of grace, rage and knowledge, and offers an in-depth insight into femininity, sexual politics, ritual worships, religion, ecology and gender. Grace manifests as motherly sublimity, warring protectors, and varying personifications of sexuality. Rage encapsulates the fearful aspects of goddesses…

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Product ID: 9781138821255
Book Name: Military and Democracy in Nepal
Author Name: Indra Adhikari
Price: USD 27
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This book explores the development of the military as an organization and looks at the patterns of civil–military relations that have emerged in modern Nepal, especially after the rise of King Prithvi Narayan Shah, who founded the unified state of Nepal. It combines astute analyses with up-to-date data to present a comprehensive account of the relations between monarchy, military and civil government and their impact on the democratization process in the country.

The author underlines the pressing need for establishing…

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Product ID: 9781316648292
Book Name: Political Change and Public Culture in Post-1990 Nepal
Author Name: Michael Hutt, Pratyush Onta
Price: USD 19.5
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Political Change and Public Culture in Post-1990 Nepal  by Michael Hutt, Pratyush Onta

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Product ID: 9781614290735
Book Name: HIMALAYAN PASSAGES Tibetan and Newar Studies in Honor of Hubert Decleer
Author Name: Benjamin Bogin and Andrew Quintman
Price: USD 39
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Explore new research on the religious and cultural traditions of the Himalayan Buddhist world. Over decades, hundreds of American undergraduates spending a semester abroad have been introduced to Tibetan culture in India, Nepal, and China by Hubert Decleer. A number went on to become prominent scholars in the field at institutions such as Yale, Berkeley, and Georgetown, and as a tribute to him they have put together this collection of cutting-edge research in Himalayan studies, bringing together contributions of this…

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Product ID: 9781845457686
Book Name: Patrons of Women: Literacy Projects and Gender Development in Rural Nepal
Author Name: Esther Hertzog
Price: USD 48
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Assuming that women's empowerment would accelerate the pace of social change in rural Nepal, the World Bank urged the Nepali government to undertake a "Gender Activities Project" within an ongoing long-term water-engineering scheme. The author, an anthropologist specializing in bureaucratic organizations and gender studies, was hired to monitor the project. Analyzing her own experience as a practicing "development expert," she demonstrates that the professed goal of "women's empowerment" is a pretext for promoting economic organizational goals and the interests of…

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Product ID: 9781862273825
Book Name: Valour : A History of The Gurkhas
Author Name: E.D. Smith
Price: USD 23
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Valour : A History of The Gurkhas by E.D. Smith

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Product ID: 9781870606110
Book Name: Street Shrines of Kirtipur, Nepal: As Long As The Sun and Moon Endure
Author Name: Mehrdad Shokoohy, Natalie H. Shokoohy, Sukra Sagar Shrestha
Price: USD 70
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