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Book Name: Gods Men and Territory Society and Culture in Kathmandu Valley
Author Name: Anne Vergati
Price: USD 15
Description:

The Newars who live in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal are well known for their urban civilisation as well as for the social organisation of their territory which they have conserved for centuries. The author shows that for the Newars there exists a complex relationship between gods and men and also that their notion of territory is inextricably linked with the sanctuaries and temples, where gods have precise sites. Even though political power has always been in the hands of…

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Book Name: Tales of Kathmandu: Folktales from the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal
Author Name: Karna Sakya, Linda Griffith
Price: USD 10
Description:

This book gives a comprehensive analysis of folklore in general, as well as a thematic and structural study of Nepalese folk tales. It draws comparisons between the genres of myths, legend and folklore, pointing out some little-known or forgotten characteristics of the later. This book helps the readers to understand the most interesting customs and traditions of Nepalese life-style. The stories in this book are collected from various ethnic groups living in different parts of Nepal. Emphasis is given to…

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Book Name: Tales of the Turquoise: A Pilgrimage in Dolpo
Author Name: Corneille Jest
Price: USD 8
Description:

Tales of the Turquoise is put together from day-to-day notes of events taken during a twenty day pilgrimage of many of the major temples,. shrines and sacred mountains of the Dolpo region of north-west Nepal. The authors companion, Karma, a nomad from Western Tibet, revealed himself to be an excellent story teller with a sense of humour. The journey was punctuated by Karmas stories which rapidly became an indispensible part ?of the days itinerary, stories which responded to the authors…

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Book Name: People, Politics & Ideology: Democracy and Social Change in Nepal
Author Name: Martin Hoftun, William Raeper, John Whelpton
Price: USD 30
Description:

This volume presents an account of political developments in Nepal since the ending of the Rana autocracy and the beginning of experiments with democracy. The book also analyzes the differing conceptions of democracy in Nepal and the extend to which democratic principles could actually be put into practice.

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Book Name: Nepal: Atlas & Statistics
Author Name: Harka Gurung
Price: USD 30
Description:

Nepal Atlas and Statistics

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Book Name: Nepals Failed Development: Reflection on Mission and Maladies
Author Name: Devendra Raj Pandey
Price: USD 14.95
Description:

I can understand why (the book) has been so favourably received. What stands out most prominently is its intellectual integrity. prof. Milton J. Esman, Cornell University The book is polemic narrative of Nepals development maladies dubiously crafted in pandays creative mind. It is a real drama, slowly dripping through the nib of his fountain pen, a drama that pulsates in every vein that can feel the pain of poverty... What he lends to the book is an authentic voice, a…

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Book Name: Development Disorders in the Himalayan Heights Challenges and Strategies for Environment and Development Altitude Geography
Author Name: Ram Kumar Panday
Price: USD 20
Description:

The Himalaya is a living laboratory for the study of altitudinal effects. Spatial variation brought by elevation differences is an important factor of geography to study people place interrelations and interactions. The book integrates wider geographic aspects to disseminate comprehensive prospects of the highland lowland settings as well as challenges and strategies regarding the environment and development. 

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Book Name: The Sherpas Transformed: Social Change in a Buddhist Society of Nepal
Author Name: Christoph Von Furer-Haimendorf
Price: USD 15
Description:

For a book published in India in the 1980's, the quality of the edition is better than one would expect. Illustrated with a map, a section of color photo plates, and a section of b&w photo plates.

This sociological study has the benefit of Furer-Haimendorf's thirty year history of observing and living with Sherpa people.

"Describes the changes in…

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Book Name: Gender and Social Exclusion in Nepal
Author Name: Lynn Bennett, Bandita Sijapati & Deepak Thapa
Price: USD 20
Description:

Gender and Social Exclusion in Nepal forms part of the Gender and Social Exclusion Assessment (GSEA) that was completed in two stages – in 2005 and 2011. The GSEA 2005 examined gender, caste and ethnicity as three interlocking factors that strongly influence individual and group access to assets, capabilities and voice in Nepal. This update looks at the changes that took place in the thinking, legal framework and development policies related to exclusion and inclusion after the 2006 People’s Movement,…

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