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Product ID: 9789993364337
Book Name: Stories and Customs of Manang: As Told by the Lamas and Elders of Manang
Author Name: Mukhiya N. Lama, Tashi Wangyel Ghale and Tashi Rapten Ghale
Price: USD 10
Description:

This book is for the curious, for those of you who wish to delve into the life and times, current and past, of the people of Manang so that you will experience more than just the powerful river gorges and mountain peaks on the Around Annapurna trek.

We hope to introduce you to the rich cultural history, dynamic geography, and melodic languages of the Manang Valley. By presenting the rich oral tradition of legends and myths, we hope to evoke…

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Product ID: 9789994625253
Book Name: Nepal In Conflict: Theoretical Underpinnings, Conflict Resolution, Conflict Transformation, and Peac
Author Name: Kailash Pyakuryal, Kathryn March, Bipin Acharya
Price: USD 6
Description:

SASON is a non-profit and non-governmental Organization, which was conceived by the professional academicians in 1985. There are altogether 400 members in the society. SASON as an organization of Professional sociologists and anthropologists has been conducting various academic activities like seminar, conferences, talk programmes, publications, etc. SASON is Committed to promoting academic endeavors in anthropology and Sociology in order to contribute towards the development of the country. Its broad objectives are to work towards professional advancement of the community of…

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Product ID: 9789994655045
Book Name: A Concise Geography of Nepal
Author Name: Vinod Prasad Shrestha
Price: USD 6
Description:

A Concise Geography of Nepal written by Dr. Vinod Prasad Shrestha tries to give a short and comprehensive account on various aspects of Geography of Nepal. The book covers a wide range of topics related to physical aspects and socio-economic development with subsequent environmental implications. The writer has made an attempt to deal with various aspects of Nepalese Geography in a simple, short and comprehensive way. It is hoped that the book will remain a source of information for students,…

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Product ID: 9789994655090
Book Name: Where Rivers Meet A TIbetan Refugee Communitys Struggle to Survive in the High Mountains of Nepal
Author Name: Clint Rogers
Price: USD 14.95
Description:

During the early 1960s, as the Chinese army clamped down on Tibetans’ freedom to move about, engage in trade, and practice their religion, the residents of Ru, an old Tibetan trading village and site of the renowned Taiga monastery, realized that their very means of survival – as well as the survival of that which provided meaning to their lives – were in grave danger. In order to avoid detection by Chinese patrols, the villagers stole away in the night…

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Product ID: 9789994655113
Book Name: Identity & Society: Social Exclusion and Inclusion in Nepal
Author Name: Mohan Das Manandhar
Price: USD 10
Description:

Identity and Society: a new book on social inclusion and exclusion in Nepal. It contains articles by eminent scholars The article of Yam Bahadur Kisan explores on Dalits inclusion in Nepali state governance and the article of Keshari Kansakar and Sita Ghimire deals on the intricacies of inter-caste marriage between Dalits and Non-Dalits. Likewise, the article of Yogendra Yadava accounts linguistic diversity in Nepal along with its policy planning and the article of Kamal Maden et. al. documents Kirat nationalities…

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Product ID: 9789994655144
Book Name: The Dasakarma Vidhi: Fundamental Knowledge on Traditional Customs of Ten Rites of PassageAmongst the
Author Name: Pandit Vaidya Asha Kaji (Ganesh Raj Vajracharya), Editor: Michael Allen
Price: USD 14.95
Description:

The dasakarma vidhi (ten rites of passage) are performed in two different ways, namely jnana sambhara and karma sambhara. The former refers to the prerequisites of spiritual knowledge, whereas the latter refers to the prerequisites of action. Even the Buddha is said to have spiritually performed the dasakarma before he attained Buddhahood. It is said amongst the Buddhist Newars of the Kathmandu valley and elsewhere that one cannot achieve enlightenment without performing the dasakarma, either spiritually or ritually. The dasakarma…

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Product ID: 9789994655212
Book Name: KALI
Author Name: Vivienne Kondos
Price: USD 15
Description:

ABOUT THE BOOK: The central theme of the book revolves around Kali, time and metaphysics. This theme is pursued in two ways. The first is with four short pieces which focus on aesthetic issues at the centre of which is Kali. The second consists of four previously published ethnographically based papers but which have been subjected to extensive revision so as to fit into the central theme. Kondos’s key contention in dealing with various issues concerning Kali is that western…

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Product ID: 9789994655229
Book Name: The Arrow and the Spindle: Studies in History, Myths, Rituals and Beliefs in Tibet. - Vol. III
Author Name: Samten G. Karmay
Price: USD 30
Description:

About the Book: The first part of this book contains studies of historical documents such as royal decrees of the 10th and 11th centuries A.D. The second part deals with the history of Bon monastic establishment, the question of codification of the Bon Canonical texts as well as recent discoveries of ancient manuscripts of the Bon tradition that focus on the early Tibetan concepts of ritual practices. The third part is devoted to a short presentation of a personal letter…

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Product ID: 9789994655274
Book Name: The Newars
Author Name: Gopal Singh Nepali
Price: USD 15
Description:

The Newars of Nepal are a people with a high degree of material culture and a distinctive social organisation. Though stray references on them are available from the pioneering accounts of Levi, Hodgson, Oaldfield, K.P. Chattopadhyaya and others, there has been no systematic ethnosociological study on the subject. Dr. Nepali's monograph, which earned him the Ph.D. degree of the Bombay University, makes an attempt to fill in this gap.

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Product ID: 9789994655298
Book Name: The Other Side of Polyandry: Property, Stratifiaction, and Nonmarriage in the Nepal Himalayas
Author Name: Sidney Ruth Schuler
Price:

Original Price: USD 15

Discount Price: USD 15

Description:

About the Author -

A social anthropologist trained at Harvard University, Dr Sidney Ruth Schuler is currently affiliated with FHI 360, a US-based nonprofit organization working in international health and human development. As founder and director of the Empowerment of Women Research Program, she has done extensive work on issues of gender, marriage, reproductive health, women’s empowerment, intimate partner violence and client and community perspectives on health in international settings. Her work has been widely published and cited.

 

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Product ID: 9789994693351
Book Name: The Sherpa Dumji Masked Dance Festival
Author Name: Eberhard Berg
Price: USD 40
Description:

An Ethnographic description of the great liturgical performanceas celebrated annually according to the tradition of the Lamaserwa clan in the village temple of gonpa Zhung,Solu

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Product ID: 99933 13 03 3
Book Name: Toni Hagen’s Nepal: The Kingdom in the Himalaya
Author Name: Deepak Thapa
Price: USD 60
Description:

When Toni Hagen first set foot in Nepal in 1950, he came as a development expert. Over the next nine years that he walked 14,000 km across the length and breadth of Nepal, conducting its first reconnaissance survey, he grew to become a valued friend of the country. This is the original book that introduced Nepal, both to Nepalis and outsiders. This fourth edition of this classic includes the original reports and photographs even as it brings the reader up-to-date…

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Product ID: 99933 13 07 6
Book Name: Land and Social Change in East Nepal
Author Name: Lionel Caplan
Price: USD 10
Description:

This book studies the changing relations between the indigenous Limbu of east Nepal and the Brahmans who arrived later in their region, and looks at how the Limbu retain their sense of identity in the face of long-continued domination by their neighbours. The author has added a postscript to this edition of his classic sociological study.

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Product ID: 99933 13 08 4
Book Name: B.P. Koirala’s Atmabrittanta:
Author Name: Kanak Mani Dixit
Price: USD 10
Description:

Writer, thinker, statesman and humanitarian, B.P. Koirala was a Nepali to be proud of. He fought for Indian independence and then turned homeward to fight the Rana regime. As the towering figure of the post-Rana era, he gave momentum to Nepals entry into modern times. His many years of imprisonment (in British India and, later, in a Nepal ruled by the king) and exile gave BP’s career the poignancy of unfulfilled expectations. Even as he has been elevated to the…

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Product ID: 99933 13 09 2
Book Name: Kathmandu Spring: The People’s Movement of 1990
Author Name: Kiyoko Ogura
Price: USD 8
Description:

On 20 January, the outlawed political parties of Nepal declared the launch of an agitation to overthrow the monarchical Panchayat system and re-establish democracy. They chose to begin their movement on 18 February, the same day that the Rana regime had capitulated 40 years earlier. The Movement for the Restoration of Democracy came under strong attack from the king’s government. But, ultimately, the people’s will prevailed, and on 8 April, King Birendra lifted the ban on political parties and initiated…

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Product ID: 99933 13 11 4
Book Name: Water in Nepal
Author Name: Dipak Gyawali
Price: USD 14
Description:

This book is a sort of history of Nepals water resources development in the last two decades of the twentieth century. To me more importantly, it is also about how an engineer became a political economist and later a Cultural Theorist. In recounting such a journey, one can start from the early phase and proceed chronologically to the present. Alternatively, one can first tell the reader where one has arrived and then describe the various earlier stages of ones thoughts…

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Product ID: 99933 13 16 5
Book Name: Mustang Bhot in Fragments
Author Name: Manjushree Thapa
Price: USD 8
Description:

Geographically, ethnically, culturally and religiously closer to Tibet than to other parts of Nepal, Mustang Bhot lies sequestered behind the high Himalaya. Till quite recently, this region had also been isolated from the rest of the world through a strict policy of restriction. The writer made the first of her two trips to this remote corner of Nepal in 1990. Mustang Bhot in Fragments is an account of her trips, and also the story of a Nepali woman confronting the…

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Product ID: 99933 13 23 8
Book Name: The Rhododendrons
Author Name: René de Milleville
Price: USD 25
Description:

This book is meant for those who love flowers, and also for trekkers who want to admire rhododendrons on the spot and identify them easily. I have put down the date, the place and the altitude where the pictures were taken and all the data is provided in an easy-to-understand format. The information in the book will be useful for those preparing a trek to Nepal, the country of rhododendrons. Not only can readers find out where these beautiful flowers…

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Product ID: 99933 43 40 4
Book Name: Foreign Aid and Politics in Nepal:
Author Name: Eugene Bramer Mihaly
Price: USD 12
Description:

First published in 1965, this study of foreign aid has now become a recognised classic on the subject. When the author began his research, Nepal was receiving assistance from an extraordinarily large number of countries and organisations. Donor interest in Nepal in those initial years was driven mainly by the fact that the country occupied a strategic position as a frontline state against communist China. But, as the author found out, there were good reasons to doubt the widely accepted…

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Product ID: 99933 43 42 0
Book Name: Warrior Gentlemen
Author Name: Lionel Caplan
Price: USD 10
Description:

Of late, there has been a growing interest in how non-Western peoples have been and continue to be depicted in the literatures of the West. In anthropology, attention has focused on the range of literary devices employed in ethnographic texts to distance and exoticise the subjects of discourse, and ultimately contribute to their subordination. This study eschews the tendency to regard virtually all depictions of non-Western others as amenable to the same kinds of orientalist analysis, and argues that the…

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