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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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Product ID: 99933 43 43 9
Book Name: A Translation Manual
Author Name: Manjushree Thapa
Price: USD 5
Description:

Translation is often thought of as a simple task that can be performed by anyone fluent in two languages. In fact, a translator must possess a native speakers comprehension of the original language, as well as a high level of literary finesse in the language of translation. Without these abilities, the translator cannot overcome the many problems posed by linguistic, grammatical and syntactical differences between the original and translated languages, and by the (often incompatible) social milieus of the two…

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Product ID: 99933 43 52 8
Book Name: The Brick and the Bull
Author Name: Sudarshan Raj Tiwari
Price: USD 30
Description:

Handigaun is the earliest known urban settlement of Kathmandu Valley. As the site of the great palaces of the Kirat and Lichchhavi kings such as Mangriha and Kailashkut Bhavan, it served as the capital of the valley for more than a millennium. The advent of the Malla era saw the rise of Bhaktapur, but the preceding era belonged to Handigaun. This colourful past of Handigaun remains extant in the customs and practices of the residents of the place. The writer…

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Product ID: 99933 43 54 4
Book Name: Tourism and the Environment Perspectives from the Nepal Himalaya
Author Name: Sanjay K. Nepal
Price: USD 10
Description:

When concentrated in and around protected areas, tourism poses specific environmental challenges such as changes in land use, loss of vegetation cover, garbage accumulation and trail degradation. It is precisely because of such tourism-induced problems that more cautious tourism development policies are needed to ensure that they contribute positively to the sustainable development of mountain tourism destination. Tourism in the Nepal Himalaya represents the dilemma of reconciling conservation with development, an issue that is still under debate in the context…

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Product ID: 99933 43 56 0
Book Name: Nepali Press under Emergency: A Survey of the First Six Months
Author Name: Binod Bhattarai
Price: USD 5
Description:

Nepali Press under Emergency: A Survey of the First Six Months is an effort by the Centre for Investigative Journalism to understand our capacity as journalists to adequately inform our audience on the conflict that is ravaging the country. Te analysis is based on what the mainstream press—limited to the Nepali-language daily broadsheet dailies here—reported and wrote about during the first six months of the emergency starting 26 November, 2001. It attempts to gauge the effectiveness of press coverage in…

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Product ID: 99933 43 58 7
Book Name: The Caste Hierarchy and the State in Nepal -
Author Name: András Höfer(Introduction by Prayag Raj Sharma)
Price: USD 15
Description:

The Muluki Ain of 1854, the subject of András Höfers study, is a document of great historical, legal and cultural interest for scholars on Nepal. For nearly a hundred years since it was first promulgated in the mid-19 th century, it remained in force as the prime law of the land…It was the epitome of orthodox Hindu values, and given to protecting the pre-1951 political order of Nepal as well as the social and religious values it stood for. Barring…

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Product ID: 99933 782 7 5
Book Name: Understanding the Maoist Movement of Nepal
Author Name: Deepak Thapa
Price: USD 10
Description:

This collection of writings taken from a variety of source provides wide-ranging perspective on the Maoist insurrection to inform readers of the many facets of Nepals internal conflict. The selection analyses and explains the failure of the state to meet the aspirations of a people emerging from an authoritarian regime; the swift politicisation of the Nepali countryside; brutal excesses of a state that knew only the language of force to tackle dissent; the shortcomings of the elected representatives of people;…

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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
Description:

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