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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
Description:

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
Description:

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
Description:

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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Product ID: 9781877517433
Book Name: Himalayan Hospitals: Sir Edmund Hillary Everest Legacy
Author Name: Mike Gill
Price: USD 80
Description:

Sir Edmund Hillary became famous by being the first, with Tenzing Norgay, to climb Mt Everest in 1953. Though this was clearly a remarkable feat, Sir Edmund came to be regarded by many as a great man for the way he chose to use his fame, which was to dedicate much of the rest of his life to building schools and hospitals for the Sherpa people of Nepal. The Legacy of Everest tells the remarkable story of the two hospitals…

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Product ID: 9781910500422
Book Name: Light And Life in the Middle Hills
Author Name: Johnny Fenn
Price: USD 25
Description:

The damage was vast, and the recovery process has been slow and painful.

This book documents that aftermath and rebuilding, but it also offers much more. Johnny Fenn, a former Ghurka officer turned photographer, presents here a beautiful visual tour of life in Nepal today. As field director of the Gurkha Welfare Trust, which provides financial, medical, and emergency support to Nepalese people in need, Fenn established deep connections with people in towns and villages throughout the land, and…

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Product ID: 9782732427546
Book Name: Princesses De La Foret (French)
Author Name: Eric Valli and Debra Kellner
Price: USD 60
Description:

Editions de la Martinière, 2001. Gut/Very good: Buch bzw. Schutzumschlag mit wenigen Gebrauchsspuren an Einband, Schutzumschlag oder Seiten. / Describes a book or dust jacket that does show some signs of wear on either the binding, dust jacket or pages. Seller Inventory # M02732427543-V

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Product ID: 9783447063876
Book Name: Hindu and Buddhist Initiations in India and Nepal
Author Name: Astrid Zotter
Price: USD 90
Description:

Hindu and Buddhist Initiations in India and Nepal by Astrid Zotter

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Product ID: 9783447066631
Book Name: Getting married: Hindu and Buddhist Marriage Rituals Among the Newars of Bhaktapur and Patan, Nepal
Author Name: Niels Gutschow, Axel Michaels
Price: USD 125
Description:

Otto Harrassowitz Getting Married: Hindu And Buddhist Marriage Rituals Among The Newars Of Bhaktapur And Patan, Nepal

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Product ID: 9788120810389
Book Name: Mesocosm Hinduism and the Organization of a Traditional Newar City in Nepal
Author Name: Robert I. Levy
Price: USD 30
Description:

Mesocosm offers an entirely new understanding of the role of a traditional Hindu city in the lives of its inhabitants. In Bhaktapur, Hinduism reached its fullest potential for organizing communities. Robert Levy was able to document Bhaktapur's unqiue structure, in which the public life of the community and the private worlds of its members shared a complex social and religious relationship.

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Product ID: 9788120811560
Book Name: Himalayan Voices: An Introduction to Modern Nepali Literature
Author Name: Michael James Hutt
Price: USD 12
Description:

While the natural splendor of Nepal has been celebrated in many books, very little of the substantial body of Nepali literature has appeared in English translation. "Himalayan Voices" provides admirers of Nepal and lovers of literature with their first glimpse of the vibrant literary scene in Nepal today.An introduction to the two most developed genres of modern Nepali literatureOCopoetry and the short storyOCothis work profiles eleven of Nepal's most distinguished poets and offers translations of more than eighty poems…

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Product ID: 9788120834811
Book Name: The Philosophy of Buddhism (Die Philosophie des Buddhismus)
Author Name: Erich Frauwallner
Price: USD 25
Description:

The translation of Erich Frauwallners Die Philosophie des Buddhismus, first published in 1956, opens up a classic introduction to Buddhist thought to a broader English language readership. The book covers the period of early canonical literature with examples of its philosophically relevant ideas, followed by the principal philosophical concepts of systematic Sravakayana Buddhism. In the main part of the book, Frauwallner presents the first survey of the development of the philosophical systems of Mahayana Buddhism. He was well aware of…

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Product ID: 9788129113047
Book Name: THE CULT OF BHAIRAVA IN NEPAL
Author Name: Milan Ratna Shakya
Price: USD 14.95
Description:

The Cult of Bhairava in Nepal is an account of the Bhairava faith and conventions of Nepal. The adamantine practice of an early Saiva sect with the pragmatic convention of salvation (nivbriti) and accumulating merits (pravriti margas) as a way of life still persists and has become a part heritage in present day Nepal. Bhairava ensures the safeguarding of inevitable knowledge. He is also the reflection of a fierce aspect of Siva and is the patron sentinel deity in this…

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Product ID: 9788132100867
Book Name: Ethnic Activism and Civil Society in South Asia
Author Name: David N Gellner
Price: USD 30
Description:

This volume is the second in the Governance, Conflict, and Civic Action series. To discuss the state of civil society, the 10 articles in Ethnic Activism and Civil Society in South Asia present case studies of different kinds of ethnic (\'communal\') activism in South Asia covering countries like Nepal, Sri Lanka, and India-with Darjeeling, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Tamil Nadu, in particular. The articles examine Hindu nationalism, Dalit activism in India, Janjati movement in Nepal, and the transnational connections among them,…

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Product ID: 9788132104506
Book Name: Varieties of Activist Experience: Civil Society in South Asia
Author Name: David N Gellner
Price: USD 30
Description:

This book examines in rich detail the lives, struggles and strategies of South Asian activists seeking to advance various political, social and environmental causes. Through a series of case studies from Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka on activists\' efforts, it elucidates how they mediate between different spheres that are often (and sometimes legally) kept apart-the political and the legal, the economic and the political, the local and the international. The uniqueness of this book lies in its treatment of…

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Product ID: 978813210524
Book Name: The Politics of Belonging in the Himalayas: Local Attachments and Boundary Dynamics (Governance, Con
Author Name: Joanna Pfaff-Czamecka (Author), Gerard Toffin (Author)
Price: USD 34.95
Description:

This volume is an exploration of the various forms of bonds and attachments by which individuals in the Himalayan regions of India and Nepal are bound to their groups. To grasp these phenomena adequately, the book proposes a new analytical approach through the concept of belonging. The book is based on several case studies carried out by anthropologists, historians, and geographers who help bring together rich ethnographical data from different regions of the Himalayas. Organized in three parts, it describes…

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Product ID: 9788172732929
Book Name: Nepal: Democracy in Transition
Author Name: Navin Mishra
Price: USD 15
Description:

Nepal began the trasition from the 14th century absolute monarchy to a 20th century multiparty democracy and constitutional moarchy in 190. Duri9ng the brief parliamentary period that followed, as many as nineteen different commnist parties appeared. Frustrated with government policies, the largest-the Communist Party of Nepal-withdrew from the political process in 1994 and then, in 1996, launched a people's War, hoping to install a Maoist government.

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Product ID: 9788173030103
Book Name: Himalayan Householder: Tamang Demography and Domestic Processes
Author Name: Thomas E. Fricke
Price: USD 12
Description:

The book is an attempt to describe and place into context the processes that encourage population expansion in Nepali mountain communities. The author takes a closer look at the adaptive strategies employed by these people and how these strategies intersect with demographic and household processes. This is a study in cultural anthropology based mainly on demography and household processes that characterize an agropastoral people of north central Nepal.

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Product ID: 97881730304310
Book Name: Rhythms of a Himalayan Village
Author Name: Hugh R. Downs
Price: USD 25
Description:

Rhythms of a Himalayan Village fuses splendid photographs and text to capture the Buddhist Sherpa community of Gompa Zhung in northeastern Nepal, revealing a world where the sacred and secular coexist in harmony. The opening section of the book, Celebration, recreates a festival called Mani Rimdu. At its heart is a mystery play in which every event corresponds to a different aspect of an individual spiritual awakening as he moves beyond greed, anger and negligence to illumination.

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Product ID: 9788173054600
Book Name: Hath-Kaghaz: History Of Handmade Paper In South Asia
Author Name: Masatoshi A. Konishi
Price: USD 100
Description:

This is the first attempt to have an overall view of the history of handmade paper in South Asia ranging from prehistory of paper to the present situation of paper manufacture, based on extensive and intensive fieldworks carried out in 1977-78, 1994-95 and 2003 in various countries in South Asia, West and Central Asia, and in Europe. Researches were carried out on the textual references to early Indian paper, searching into the catalogues of old manuscripts as well as on…

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