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Product ID: 9780520299528
Book Name: From A Trickle To A Torrent: Education, Migration and Social Change in A Himalayan Valley Of Nepal
Author Name: Geoff Childs, Namgyal Choedup
Price: USD 34.95
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What happens to a community when the majority of young people leave their homes to pursue an education? From a Trickle to a Torrent documents the demographic and social consequences of educational migration from Nubri, a Tibetan enclave in the highlands of Nepal. The authors explore parents’ motivations for sending their children to distant schools and monasteries, social connections that shape migration pathways, young people’s estrangement from village life, and dilemmas that arise when educated individuals are unable…

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Product ID: 9780521671415
Book Name: A History Of Nepal
Author Name: John Whelpton
Price: USD 16
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A History Of Nepal

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Product ID: 9780521671415
Book Name: A History of Nepal
Author Name: John Whelpton
Price: USD 8
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Product ID: 9780670090648
Book Name: Sikkim Dawn of Democracy: The Truth Behind The Merger With India
Author Name: G.B.S. Sidhu
Price: USD 18
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It was in 1973 that G.B.S. Sidhu, a young official with the newly set-up Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), took charge of the field office in Gangtok in 1973. With an insider's view of the events that led to the Chogyal's ouster, he presents a first-hand account of the fledgling democracy movement and the struggle for reforms led by Kazi Lhendup Dorji in a society that was struggling to come to terms with the modern world. In his fast-paced,…

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Product ID: 9780706978676
Book Name: Spirit Possession in The Nepal Himalayas
Author Name: John T. Hitchcock and Rex L. Jones
Price: USD 35
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This anthology is the result of recent field work by sixteen anthropologists, containing accounts of all forms of spirit possession and shamanism found among the peoples of Nepal. In the last few year this relatively new field has drawn an ever- increasing international body of anthropologists attracted by the complexity and variety of the phenomenon. The social, religious, psychic and therapeutic aspects of spirit possession are dealt within a broadly…

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Product ID: 9780761936503
Book Name: Local Democracy in South Asia: Microprocesses of Democratization in Nepal and its Neighbours Volume
Author Name: David N Gellner & Krishna Hachhethu
Price: USD 20
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This book is a compilation of 15 chapters that examine in ethnographic detail the ways in which democracy is actually experienced and implemented across South Asia. The first part of the book comprises 9 chapters on Nepal. These provide diverse case studies of the actual practice of democracy in particular villages, ethnic organizations, historically evolving developmental processes, the politically volatile Tarai region and the areas controlled by the Nepalese Maoist movement. Other chapters examine the roles of leaders and of…

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Product ID: 9780789207227
Book Name: The Hidden Himalayas
Author Name: Thomas L. Kelly
Price: USD 50
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Two young Americans take us to Humla, an ancient territory at the edge of Nepal where no Westerner has ever lived before. In breathtaking photographs and evocative prose, Thomas Kelly and Carroll Dunham capture Humlas limitless vistas and disclose intimate details of the lives of its extraordinary people: yak herders, caravan drivers, shamans, and brides who are shared among brothers. Here is a land of eternally snow-capped mountains and sweeping valleys. A land as eerie and forbidding as the landscape…

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Product ID: 9780815387169
Book Name: The Buddhist Art of Living in Nepal: Ethical Practice and Religious Reform
Author Name: Lauren Leve
Price: USD 20
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Theravada Buddhism has experienced a powerful and far-reaching revival in modern Nepal, especially among the Newar Buddhist laity, many of whom are reorganizing their lives according to its precepts, practices and ideals. This book documents these far-reaching social and personal transformations and links them to political, economic and cultural shifts associated with late modernity, and especially neoliberal globalization.

Nepal has changed radically over the last century, particularly since the introduction of liberal democracy and an open-market economy in 1990. The…

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Product ID: 9780861715176
Book Name: Horses Like Lightening: A Story of Passage Through The Himalayas
Author Name: Sienna Craig
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Original Price: USD 20

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A tender account—by turns cultural exploration and memoir of a young woman’s firsthand experience of change and continuity in one of the worlds most remote regions, through the lens of the horse and “horse culture.”

At nineteen, Sienna Craig made her first venture deep into Mustang, an ethnically Tibetan area of Nepal, in the rainshadow of the Himalayas. As an equestrian and a buddhing anthropologist, she sought not only to understand what it was like to rely on horses to…

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Product ID: 97808663811810
Book Name: Regional Patterns Of Migration in Nepal
Author Name: Harka Gurung
Price: USD 50
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Product ID: 9781107191266
Book Name: Death of an Industry: The Cultural Politics of Germent Manufacturing During The Maoist Revolution in Nepal
Author Name: Mallika Shakya
Price: USD 15
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This book addresses the instabilities that growing industries face in developing countries, especially Nepal. Also, what happens when industries die out? It questions the rickety ride to industrialization and development - if at all it is avoidable? The author delves deep into its impact on human lives - what happens to those hundreds of thousands of people whose livelihoods are dependent on these industries? How do they inculcate new skillsets to suit changing requirements? What future awaits those…

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Product ID: 9781108416115
Book Name: Rehearsing For Life: Theatre for Social Change in Nepal
Author Name: Monica Mottin
Price: USD 20
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This work examines the production and performance of theatrical activities aimed at bringing about social change in both development and political intervention in Nepal. If everyday social problems can be both represented and challenged through drama-based performances, then what differentiates street theatre performed in planned developments from street theatre performed within social and political movements? This multi-sited ethnography attempts to answer this question by following the works of Aarohan Theatre - a Kathmandu-based professional…

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Product ID: 9781108497466
Book Name: Maoist Peoples War And The Revolution Of Everyday Life in Nepal
Author Name: Ina Zharkevich
Price: USD 25
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By providing a rich ethnography of wartime social processes in the former Maoist heartland of Nepal, this book explores how the Maoist People’s War (1996–2006) has transformed Nepali society within a period of less than a decade. Drawing on long-term fieldwork with people who were located at the epicentre of the conflict, including both ardent Maoist supporters and ‘reluctant rebels’, it explores how a remote Himalayan village was forged as the centre of the Maoist…

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Product ID: 9781108497619
Book Name: Theatre Of Nepal And The People Who Make It
Author Name: Carol C Davis
Price: USD 25
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Theatre of Nepal and the People Who Make It is the first comprehensive look at Nepali theatre for readers outside of Nepal. Charting Nepali theatre from ancient times to the present and from the metropolis of Kathmandu to far-flung regions, this book highlights the history of formal theatre and connects it to shifting political and social conditions in the country. Sourcing extensive fieldwork, it takes us back stage to meet individual theatre makers and learn their unique attributes and…

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Product ID: 9781138053892
Book Name: AID, TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT: THE LESSONS FROM NEPAL
Author Name: DIPAK GYAWALI, MICHAEL THOMPSON, MARCO VERWEIJ
Price: USD 20
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Over the last 50 years, Nepal has been considered an experiential model in determining the effectiveness and success of global human development strategies, both in theory and in practice. As such, it provides a rich array of in-depth case studies in both development success and failure. This edited collection examines these in order to propose a novel perspective on how human development occurs and how…

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Product ID: 9781138106338
Book Name: Sex Work in Nepal The making and Unmaking of a Category
Author Name: LISA CAVIGLIA
Price: USD 20
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Product ID: 9781138323490
Book Name: Conflict, Education and the People's War in Nepal
Author Name: Sajeev Rai
Price: USD 17
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This book presents an overview of the democracy movement and the history of education in Nepal. It shows how schools became the battleground for the state and the Maoists as well as captures emerging trends in the field, challenges for the state and negotiations with political commitments. It looks at the factors that contributed to the conflict, and studies the politics of the region alongside gender and identity dynamics.

One of the first studies on the subject, the book highlights…

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Product ID: 9781138597693
Book Name: State, Society and Health in Nepal
Author Name: Madhusadan Subedi
Price: USD 20
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This book focuses on health, healing and health care in Nepal. It presents an intriguing picture: the interplay between the natural processes that cause ill health or diseases and the socio-cultural processes through which people try to understand and cope with them. The work places medical tradition, health politics, gender and health, and pharmaceutical business within the wider politico-economic milieu of Nepal. It also describes the establishment of medical anthropology as an academic discipline, and its relevance for understanding the…

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Product ID: 9781138639898
Book Name: Maoism In India and Nepal
Author Name: Ranjit Bhusan
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Original Price: USD 25

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Why are Maoist, Naxalite and Left extremist movements taking root in the most backward and underdeveloped regions of South Asia? This book examines this multi-layered question in democracies such as India and Nepal through an analysis of these movements as well as their leaderships and ideologies. Through a series of detailed interviews and dialogues, it sheds fresh light into the minds and actions of people who have critically defined the nature of Maoism and related movements in the region. Weaving…

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Product ID: 9781138653412
Book Name: Nepali Diaspora In a Globalised Era
Author Name: Tanka B. Subba, A.C. Sinha
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Original Price: USD 25

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Nepali Diaspora In a Globalised Era by Tanka B. Subba, A.C. Sinha

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