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Product ID: 99933-10-07-7
Book Name: The Throne of Stone: A Reconstructed Village Version of the Pre-Dawn of the Gorkha Dynasty: 1479-155
Author Name: J P Cross
Price: USD 10
Description:

Who would be the next king appointed on the Throne of Stone? For three generations struggles in parts of what is now Nepal and northern India mired the peace by land-grabbing, kidnap, murder, feuds, poison, passion, magic and blind lust, but also with kindness, compassion, common sense and unrequited love. What started five hundred years ago merely because famine used up seed corn resulted in plans for acquisition of territory that went badly wrong. The consequences are still felt today.…

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Product ID: 99933-10-08-5
Book Name: Origins and Migrations: Kinship, Mythology and Ethnic Identity among the Mewahang Rai of East Nepal
Author Name: Martin Gaenszle
Price: USD 20
Description:

This is the first published anthropological monograph on a Kiranti mythology in its social and historical context. Based on in-depth fieldwork in the Arun Valley in the Makalu-Barun area the study examines the narrative tradition of the Mewahang Rai and its intrinsical links to the idiom and practice of kinship. This approach elucidates the traditional notions constitutive of a self image e.g. concepts of personhood, territory and landscape. It is shown in ethnographic detail that Úethnic identityÛ here is multi…

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Product ID: 99933-10-21-2
Book Name: On The Ethos of Hindu Women: Issues, Taboos and Forms of Expression
Author Name: Vivienne Kondos
Price: USD 15
Description:

The book is a bold exploration of certain controversial issues that relate to the everyday life of Hindu women. As Michael Allen says, it is "a collection of quite brilliant essays that I feel certain is destined to be acclaimed as a major contribution to the ethnography of Nepal, to the theoretical understanding of Hindu culture and society, to gender studies and to anthropological theory in general

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Product ID: 99933-324-4-5
Book Name: Excavations at Gotihawa And a Territorial Survey in Kapilavastu District of Nepal
Author Name: Giovanni Verardi
Price: USD 15
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Product ID: 99933-42-32-7
Book Name: On The Edge of The Auspicious: Gender and Caste in Nepal
Author Name: Mary M. Cameron
Price: USD 8
Description:

People of lower caste live throughout the villages of Nepal but have been noticeably absent from ethnographic accounts of the Himalayan region. Starting from the perspective of lower caste Hindu women, Mary M. Cameron offers a long-overdue study of artisans and farmers in western Nepal. On the Edge of the Auspicious skillfully shows the connections between caste hierarchy and gender relations leading to domestic, economic, and religious power of lower-caste women. Situating her study in the history of land ownership…

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Product ID: 99933-695-0-0
Book Name: Riddum The Voice of the Ancestors
Author Name: Martino Nicoletti
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Original Price: USD 8

Discount Price: USD 6.4

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Riddum The Voice of the Ancestors

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Product ID: 99933-695-9-4
Book Name: The Lawudo Lama
Author Name: Jamyang Wangmo
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Original Price: USD 13.95

Discount Price: USD 11.16

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In the land of Nepal’s famous Sherpa guides, the Lawudo Lama, Kunzang Yeshe (1865–1946) was a beacon of inspiration due to his spiritual attainments. His life provides fascinating insights into the culture of the people who live in the shadow of the world’s highest mountain.His reincarnation, Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche, is now well known as a Buddhist teacher in the West and as the spiritual director of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT). Jamyang Wangmo (Helly…

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Product ID: 99933-812-2-5
Book Name: Nepal Studies in the UK: Conversations with Practitioner
Author Name: Pratyoush Onta
Price: USD 6
Description:

This book of interviews with nineteen scholars shows how research on Nepal is produced in the United Kingdom (UK), which has been the centre of much social science writing on the country. In addition to descriptions of research themes, this book is also concerned in institutional environments that make Nepal Studies possible. It also provides a good picture of the academic engagements of this representative group of researchers with various Nepali communities. The interviews provide insights into the shifts and…

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Product ID: 99933-812-4-1
Book Name: Nepali - Thami - English Dictionary
Author Name: Mark Turin with Bir Bahadur Thami
Price: USD 3
Description:

This dictionary has been a long time in the making. I started working on the Thami language, called Thangmi by the people who speak it, in 1996. When I started I knew nothing about the language or the ethnic community of its speakers, and was surprised to discover that few other scholars of Nepal knew much either. As I got to know Thangmi speakers in the Dolakha and Sindhupalcok districts of central-eastern Nepal, and discovered that the population of this…

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Product ID: 99933-864-0-5
Book Name: Sri Svayambhu Mahacaitya
Author Name: Hem Raj Shakya
Price: USD 75
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Sri Svayambhu Mahacaitya Author: Hem Raj Shakya

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Product ID: 99946-34-06-2
Book Name: Views of the Bodhanath-Stupa
Author Name: Franz-karl Ehrhard
Price: USD 8.95
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Views of the Bodhanath-Stupa

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Product ID: 99946-55-00-0
Book Name: Mountain Reflections: Pattern and Development
Author Name: Harka Gurung
Price: USD 6
Description:

Most papers included in this compilation are presentations made at various events during the International Year of Mountain 2002. Of these, seven are keynote address and one commissioned paper (Chapter 6) and another for a professional journal (9). In terms of area coverage, five have a regional scope and four are specifically on Nepal. The thematic aspects include agriculture, development policy, ethnic politics, flora, fauna, geography, and mountaineering. As a geographer, the writer provides a broad sweep of physical and…

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Product ID: 99946-55-02-7
Book Name: Art and culture of Nepal : Selected Paper
Author Name: Mary Shepherd Slusser
Price: USD 51.28
Description:

This volume brings together in one convenient format a selection of papers devoted to Nepalese culture published over several years in a variety of places. In one of them, for example, jointly authored and published in Artibus Asiae in 1973, the authors make one exciting discovery after another as they unravel various facets of Nepalese history. The so-called “Sleeping Vishnu” at Balaju turns out to be actually part Siva and to be a thousand years older than previously thought. In…

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Product ID: 99946-644-0-9
Book Name: Every Place Every People
Author Name: Peter J. Karthak
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Original Price: USD 3.95

Discount Price: USD 3.16

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Peter Karthak’s prose burns with energy in this dark, compelling novel that is simultaneously a meditation on postcolonial displacement and the nature of good and evil. Through his irresistible characters, whose emotional lives are dramatized in the flawed beauty of the “hill station” of Darjeeling, Karthak weaves a complex story that is at once suspenseful and reflective. It also marks him as a potent voice in Nepali literature in English. – Samrat Upadhyay Indiana University, USA; author of Arresting God…

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Product ID: 99946-644-33-3
Book Name: From Goddess To Mortal
Author Name: Scott Berry
Price: USD 14.95
Description:

Scott Berry is a very well-known name to me. I came across his book AStranger in Tibet when I was working on the life and works of EkaiKawaguchi in Tokyo in 1997-1998. I was very impressed by his narrativestyle and his ability to combine humanism with the wisdom of culture.Berry has precisely done that in this book From Goddess to Mortal. In this book, he has very effectively presented the personal narrative of an ex-Kumari. Reading this book is like…

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Product ID: 99946-644-5-X
Book Name: Fragile Mountains
Author Name: MK Limbu
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Original Price: USD 10

Discount Price: USD 8

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“Fragile Mountains – A novel about life, love, death and rebellion in the eastern hills of Nepal.” It is said that all human activities seem futile and insignificant against the backdrop of the mighty Himalayas. Yet, even here, as everywhere else, people have hopes, dreams and aspirations. That’s what keeps them going in this harsh and impoverished but enchantingly beautiful land. A fortunate few get to live their dreams, most don’t. But life goes on, as it must; like the…

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Product ID: 99946-644-6-8
Book Name: Syamukapu The Lhasa Newars of Kalimpong and Kathmandu
Author Name: D.S. Kansakar Hilker
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Original Price: USD 16

Discount Price: USD 12.8

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Syamukapu is a personal account about Bhajuratna and his son Gyan Jyoti. The book stretches over a period of 122 years, from 1882 to 2004 and unfolds in Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Lhasa and Kathmandu.

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Product ID: 99946-720-2-1
Book Name: The Ancestral Forest
Author Name: Martino Nicoletti
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Original Price: USD 25

Discount Price: USD 20

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Lost among the high hills of eastern Nepal, which has meant centuries of cultural isolation, the Kulunge Rai ethnic group have tenaciously maintained their religious tradition ever since their ancient origins. Bearing witness to a far-off past of hunting and nomadic life, their myths and legends form a plot and scenario that comprise a multitude of invisible entitles: the hunter-spirits and the monkey spirits, the undisputed sovereigns of the forest world; Laladum, the deity who resembles a little girl, the…

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Product ID: 99946-833-4-9
Book Name: Mass Media in Post-1990 Nepal
Author Name: Pratyoush Onta
Price: USD 5
Description:

Since 1990 media in Nepal has recorded spectacular growth, both in terms of quantity and quality. Several large newspapers and magazines published by different institutions now characterize the print media landscape while there has been a phenomenal growth in the number of independent FM radio stations. Several factors are responsible for this media growth. This book examines those factors and describes the changes witnessed in the media scene in the last fifteen years. It also analyzes many micro-facets of media…

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Product ID: Cambridge
Book Name: WANDERING WITH SADHUS ASCETICS IN THE HINDU HIMALAYAS
Author Name: SONDRA L. HAUSNER
Price: USD 20
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WONDERING WITH SADHUS will be interest to student and scholars who is interested in any of a number of subject. Meditation, Yoga, Sacrifice, Vedanta,gender, bhakti, pilgrimage,body, space,desire, and liberation,Beautifully written, it is also wonderful contribution to the field of Anthropology and religion.

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