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Product ID: 978 9937 506175
Book Name: Dancing in the Clouds The Mani Rimdu, Dumche and Tsogchen Festivals of the Khumbu Sherpas
Author Name: Jamyang Wangmo
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Original Price: USD 16.95

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The Mani Rimdu or ritual of consecrating pills with the mani mantra Om mani padme hum was introduced in Khumbu in the nineteen twenties. Because of the elaborate dances performed at the conclusion of the ritual as a thanksgiving ‘party’ and a gift to the local population, the Mani Rimdu has become an important feature of Sherpa religion and culture. Due to the social changes taking place in Khumbu, however, there is a danger that in the future the Mani…

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Product ID: 978 9937 506182
Book Name: Dharma Wheel of Great Bliss A Guide to the Thangme Gompa Dechen Chokhror Ling
Author Name: Jamyang Wangmo
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Original Price: USD 5

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Ngawang Shedrub Tenpe Gyaltsen Rinpoche is the head lama of Thangme Gompa. Born in Rolwaling in 1958, he spent his early youth studying in Thubten Choling Monastery under the guidance of Kyabje Trulzhig Rinpoche. Under his leadership the Thangme Gompa has been renovated on various occasions. Venerable Jamyang Wangmo (Helly Pelaez Bozzi) was born in Spain in 1945 and trained in law and art. Ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1973, she lives in Nepal. She is the author of…

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Product ID: 978 9937 506205
Book Name: Through a Sherpa Window Illustrated Guide to Traditional Sherpa Culture
Author Name: Lhakpa Norbu Sherpa
Price: USD 16.95
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The Sherpa are Tibeto-Burman people from the Nepal Himalaya. They are best known for their mountaineering skills as guides and porters on Himalayan expeditions. The Himalayan heights also known as death zones are stressful and difficult environments. Despite these difficulties, Sherpa guides have managed to earn a reputation as reliable, loyal, and honest workers. The culture of the Sherpa people is recognized for its conservation ethics and sense of environmental responsibility. Although, the traditional homes of the Sherpa people are…

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Product ID: 978 9937 597 005
Book Name: The Kathmandu Valley: New Buildings, Sites under Construction and Demolition 1990-2011
Author Name: Niels Gutschow
Price: USD 28
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Niels Gutschow (born 1941) is honorary professor at the South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University. Since 1970 his work in Nepal has focused on urban rituals and the history of architecture (The Nepalese Caitya: 1500 Years of Buddhist Architecture in the Kathmandu Valley, 1997; and Architecture of the Newars, 2011).

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Product ID: 978 9937 597 166
Book Name: Voyage to Nepal
Author Name: Gustave Le Bon
Price: USD 20
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Gustave Le Bon went on to publish the first book on Nepal in French, providing a general overview of the country, its geography, geology, flora and fauna, economy, inhabitants and their customs, history and government. He described how a large crowd had gathered in the streets of Kathmandu to witness the arrival of a ‘foreigner’, visitors were a rare sight in those days. He also described the not so happy incident of how his porters abandoned him in the middle…

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Product ID: 978 9937 597 17
Book Name: In the Shadow of Gaurishanker: Dolakha 1973 to 2011
Author Name: Firtz Berger
Price: USD 35
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In the Shadow of Gaurishanker documents the changes seen in Dolakha district in eastern Nepal over the past 40 years. The excellent photos in colour and black and white takes us back to vanishing traditions, costumes and knowledge, and the struggle of the hill people on the way to a better future. Roads, forests and potatoes are the main drivers behind these immense changes, and were possible through the joint efforts of the local people, government forces, and the long-term…

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Product ID: 978 9937 597 197
Book Name: Towers in Stone: Sikhara Temples in Bhaktapur - Vatsala and Siddhilaksmi
Author Name: Bijay Basukala, Niels Gutschow, Kishor Kayastha
Price: USD 40
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Bijay Basukala, born 1965 in Bhaktapur, completed the certificate level in architectural engineering in 1985 and joined Niels Gutschow for architectural surveys in the Kathmandu Valley, Mustang and Mugu. He has also worked in Cambodia (1995), Orissa (1999) and Mongolia (2003). Niels Gutschow, born 1941 in Hamburg, is honorary professor at the South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University. His has worked in Nepal since 1970, focusing on urban rituals and the history of architecture (Architecture of the Newars, 3 vols, 2011).…

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Product ID: 978 9937 597036
Book Name: Multi-Ethnic Interface in Eastern Nepal
Author Name: Anne Z. Parker
Price: USD 15
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Multi-Ethnic Interface in Eastern Nepal captures the complex and evolving dynamics between Nepal’s diverse ethnic groups in co-creating the landscape and the culture they live in. This exploration of Siddha Pokhari in eastern Nepal offers a intimate glimpse into the relationships between ethnic and caste groups, illuminating the nuanced processes and emergent properties of the interface of peoples, beliefs and cultures. The dynamics described here, inspired by Nepal’s exceptionally multi-ethnic scene, can provide a lens through which to understand the…

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Product ID: 978 9937 81 44 3
Book Name: Temples of the Nepal Valley
Author Name: Sudarshan Raj Tiwari
Price: USD 25
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Temples are dominant in the ensemble of Kathmandu Valley’s traditional architecture. The image and visual appeal of the architecture of the Nepal Valley (as Kathmandu Valley used to be known in the past) and the skyline it composed are registered most by the multi-roofed temples. A significant number of these temples follow the Vastushastra, the classical Hindu ritual design principles as handed down from ancient times through oral tradition. But a philosophically and ritually different group of temples, the dyochhen,…

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Product ID: 978 9937 814478
Book Name: The Gorkha Conquests
Author Name: Kumar Pradhan
Price: USD 20
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Nepal was forged out of the conquests by the principality of Gorkha, and Nepalese historians often view this process as consisting of ‘national unification’. This work is a probe to see whether cohesive elements of nation-building were present in the past to warrant such a description. It examines some of the real motives behind Gorkha’s desire to expand over the neighbouring hills and plains and beyond, together with its consequences on the society and economy of the peoples of great…

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Product ID: 978 9937 814492
Book Name: Nepals Peace Process at the United Nations — I
Author Name: Ian Martin
Price: USD 18
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This is a collection of the reports of the United Nations’ Secretary-General to the Security Council on political and human rights developments in Nepal, and the briefings to the Council by his Special Representative, Ian Martin. It begins with the letter from the Secretary-General to the Security Council in response to the Nepali government’s request, in 2006, for help with the then unfolding peace process and ends with Martin’s departure from Nepal in early 2009. With Martin’s frank retrospect on…

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Product ID: 978 9937 8266 79
Book Name: Statistical Evidence on Social and Economic Exclusion in Nepal
Author Name: Arun K.L. Das/Magnus Hatlebakk
Price: USD 10
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The discourse on social exclusion in Nepal is very ideological, with some authors considering basically all Nepalis as socially excluded except for male Bahuns of hill origin. This is obviously not very useful for targeted economic and social interventions, and this book attempts to provide statistical evidence on what population groups are de facto excluded along a number of economic and social dimensions. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Arun Kumar Lal Das is a professor of statistics at Tribhuvan University, where he has been…

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Product ID: 978 9937 8421 29
Book Name: Peace Politics of Nepal: An Opinion From Within
Author Name: Kanak Mani Dixit
Price: USD 20
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Five years of Nepal’s peace process In 34 chapters divided by many subheadings, this book provides easy reference to the cultural, historical, political, geopolitical, economic and moral issues that have swirled around the five-year-old peace process of Nepal which started in 2006. Here is one commentator’s unabashed views on the issues and events, encompassing a social democratic perspective. The arguments of journalist and civil rights activist Kanak Mani Dixit which will make you want to pick up this volume include:…

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Product ID: 978-3447051606
Book Name: Handling Death: The Dynamics of Death Rituals and Ancestor Rituals Among the Newars of Bhaktapur
Author Name: Niels Gutschow, Axel Michaels
Price: USD 110
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Handling Death: The Dynamics of Death Rituals and Ancestor Rituals Among the Newars of Bhaktapur by Niels Gutschow, Axel Michaels

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Product ID: 978-3447057523
Book Name: Growing Up: Hindu and Buddhist Initiation Rituals Among Newar Children in Bhaktapur, Nepal
Author Name: Niels Gutschow, Axel Michaels, Christian Bau
Price: USD 150
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Otto Harrassowitz Growing Up: Hindu And Buddhist Initiation Rituals Among Newar Children In Bhaktapur, Nepal

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Product ID: 978-3447057523
Book Name: Growing Up: Hindu and Buddhist Initiation Rituals Among Newar Children in Bhaktapur, Nepal
Author Name: Niels Gutschow, Axel Michaels, Christian Bau
Price: USD 150
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Otto Harrassowitz Growing Up: Hindu And Buddhist Initiation Rituals Among Newar Children In Bhaktapur, Nepal

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Product ID: 978-81-321-1162-
Book Name: Facing Globalization in the Himalayas
Author Name: Gerard Toffin, Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka
Price: USD 25
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Product ID: 978-81-87358-466
Book Name: Nature, Culture and Religion at the Crossroads of Asia
Author Name: Marie Lecomte-Tilouine (Ed.)
Price: USD 20
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Nature, Culture and Religion at the Crossroads of Asia explores how ethnic groups living in the Himalayan regions understand nature and culture. The first part addresses the opposition between nature and culture in Asia\'s major religious traditions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and Shamanism. The second part brings together specialists of different representative groups living in the heterogeneous Himalayan region. They examine how these indigenous groups perceive their world. This includes understanding their mythic past, in particular, the place of…

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Product ID: 978-81-8739-2903
Book Name: UNFINISHED JOURNEY: The Story of a Nation
Author Name: sumit sharma sameer
Price: USD 13
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UNFINISHED JOURNEY: The Story of a Nation by Sumit Sharma Sameer

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Product ID: 978-81-8739-2996
Book Name: Ignored or ill - represented? The Grievance of Terai - Madhes Conflict in Nepal
Author Name: bishnu raj upreti, suman babu paudel, safal ghimire
Price: USD 17.6
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About the Book In the wake of recent democratic movements in Nepal, Terai-Madhes region has emerged as a hot topic in politics and academia. It is now known not only as an agriculturally fertile, but also a politically contested region. There is a contest for recognition, for representation and for redistribution of power to tens of ethnic groups residing in this region. Whatever the present contentions are, people in this region had long been suffering from the ignorance by the…

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