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Product ID: 978-99946-788-77
Book Name: Himalayan Mountain Cults
Author Name: Gabriele Tautscher
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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
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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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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
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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: 9780252038426
Book Name: Maithil Women's tales: Storytelling on the Nepal India Border
Author Name: Caralynnn V. Davis
Price: USD 62
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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…

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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: 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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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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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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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: 9781138106338
Book Name: Sex Work in Nepal The making and Unmaking of a Category
Author Name: LISA CAVIGLIA
Price: USD 20
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Product ID: 9781138219519
Book Name: The Himalayas and India China Relations
Author Name: Devendra nath Panigrahi
Price: USD 16
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This book provides a systematic analysis of China's rise to power. It traces the complex contours of its relation with India, with the Himalayas prominently figuring in the discourse. Drawing on myths, legends, classical literature, archival resources and contemporary political and international affairs, it brings to the fore several critical issues integral to India–China relations. It also studies the two nations in terms of trade across borders, exchange of ideas and confluence of diverse cultures, imperial strategic rivalries in the…

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Product ID: 9781138597693
Book Name: State Society and Health In Nepal
Author Name: Madhusudan Subedi
Price: USD 16
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This book focuses on health, healing and health care in Nepal. It presents an intriguing picture: the interplay between the natural processes that cause ill health or diseases and the socio-cultural processes through which people try to understand and cope with them. The work places medical tradition, health politics, gender and health, and pharmaceutical business within the wider politico-economic milieu of Nepal. It also describes the establishment of medical anthropology as an academic discipline, and…

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