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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
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: 9780815387169
Book Name: The Buddhist Art of Living in Nepal: Ethical Practice and Religious Reform
Author Name: Lauren Leve
Price: USD 20
Description:

Theravada Buddhism has experienced a powerful and far-reaching revival in modern Nepal, especially among the Newar Buddhist laity, many of whom are reorganizing their lives according to its precepts, practices and ideals. This book documents these far-reaching social and personal transformations and links them to political, economic and cultural shifts associated with late modernity, and especially neoliberal globalization.

Nepal has changed radically over the last century, particularly since the introduction of liberal democracy and an open-market economy in 1990. The…

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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: 97808663811810
Book Name: Regional Patterns Of Migration in Nepal
Author Name: Harka Gurung
Price: USD 50
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Product ID: 9781107191266
Book Name: Death of an Industry: The Cultural Politics of Germent Manufacturing During The Maoist Revolution in Nepal
Author Name: Mallika Shakya
Price: USD 15
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This book addresses the instabilities that growing industries face in developing countries, especially Nepal. Also, what happens when industries die out? It questions the rickety ride to industrialization and development - if at all it is avoidable? The author delves deep into its impact on human lives - what happens to those hundreds of thousands of people whose livelihoods are dependent on these industries? How do they inculcate new skillsets to suit changing requirements? What future awaits those…

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Product ID: 9781108416115
Book Name: Rehearsing For Life: Theatre for Social Change in Nepal
Author Name: Monica Mottin
Price: USD 20
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This work examines the production and performance of theatrical activities aimed at bringing about social change in both development and political intervention in Nepal. If everyday social problems can be both represented and challenged through drama-based performances, then what differentiates street theatre performed in planned developments from street theatre performed within social and political movements? This multi-sited ethnography attempts to answer this question by following the works of Aarohan Theatre - a Kathmandu-based professional…

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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: Madhusadan Subedi
Price: USD 20
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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 its relevance for understanding the…

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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: 9781138895751
Book Name: Dapha: Sacred Singing in a South Asian City: Music, Performance and Meaning in Bhaktapur, Nepal
Author Name: Richard Widdess
Price: USD 20
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D?ph?, or d?ph? bhajan, is a genre of Hindu-Buddhist devotional singing, performed by male, non-professional musicians of the farmer and other castes belonging to the Newar ethnic group, in the towns and villages of the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. Richard Widdess describes the music and musical practices of d?ph?, accounts for their historical origins and later transformations, investigates links with other South Asian traditions, and describes a cultural world in which music is an integral part of everyday social…

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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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