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TheBritain-Nepal Academic Council was established on 23 May 2000 at a large meeting at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London of British academics and researchers interested in various aspects of ...

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  • Global Nepalis : Religion, Culture, and Community in a New and Old Diaspora Global Nepalis : Religion, Culture, and Community in a New and Old Diaspora

    Edited by David N. Gellner and Edited by Sondra L. Hausner
    540 Pages | Various, 10 Figures, 9 Tables
    Contributors: Krishna P. Adhikari, Radha Adhikari, Tristan Bruslé, Sienna R. Craig, Florence Gurung, Nawang Tsering Gurung, Susan Hangen, Sushma Joshi, Chandra K. Laksamba, Kelvin E.Y. Low, Kathryn March, Mitra Pariyar, Anil Sakya, Bhimsen Sapkota, Jeevan Raj Sharma, Bal Gopal Shrestha, Bandita Sijapati, Anna Stirr, Mélanie Vandenhelsken

    Migration has always been a feature of Nepali society. Waves of Khas, Brahmans, and associated service castes were already moving south and east through the Himalayan foothills a millennium ago. As the population expanded, Nepalis from all backgrounds have continually moved onwards in search of new farmland and new opportunities, often encouraged to do so by local communities, local headmen, and the state. In the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, that process continued eastwards from present-day Nepal into the north-east of India and beyond. Over the last thirty years international labour migration, as well as migration consequent on tertiary education, has radically changed the patterns of settlement of Nepalis outside their homeland. The present volume covers the many different contexts-from the USA to the Gulf, from India to Burma and Singapore-where large numbers of Nepalis are settled or working long-term. Taken together, and organized by region of settlement, the contributions in this book provide a comprehensive overview of Nepali diaspora populations around the world in their contemporary contexts. The common theme binding this volume is the exploration of the process of ‘ethnogenesis’ or the emergence of strong ethnic identities in which the contributors analyse how such identities strengthen more easily in the diaspora with a large population, than in the homeland.

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  • Crossing the Border to India: Youth, Migration, and Masculinities in Nepal Crossing the Border to India: Youth, Migration, and Masculinities in Nepal

    Author: Jeevan R. Sharma
    192 pp
    temple.edu
    “Sharma’s Crossing the Border to India is a sensitive ethnography that conveys what it is like to be a Nepali migrant in India. Especially valuable is the fact that gender (masculinity) and the life course are central to this cultural account of a phenomenon that has hitherto been dominated by quantitative analyses. The vignettes are excellent and the characters are recognizable throughout the book.”
    —David N. Gellner, Professor of Anthropology, University of Oxford, author of The Anthropology of Buddhism and Hinduism: Weberian Themes, and editor of Borderland Lives in Northern South Asia

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  • Evolving Narratives of Hazard and Risk: The Gorkha Earthquake, Nepal, 2015  (2018)) Evolving Narratives of Hazard and Risk: The Gorkha Earthquake, Nepal, 2015 (2018))

    Editors: Louise Bracken, Hanna Ruszczyk andTom Robinson
    1st ed. 2018, XXI, 192 p.
    palgrave.com
    Draws from multiple perspective of the Gorkha earthquake in 2015 to inform Disaster Risk Reduction research and practice
    Provides reflections and interviews from people caught up in the Gorkha 2015 earthquake and involved in managing emergency response and immediate recovery efforts
    Includes an investigation on earthquake damage and inappropriate post-disaster responses as well as noting the limited protection offered to monuments and their subsurface heritage

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  • Religion, Secularism, and Ethnicity in Contemporary Nepal (2016) Religion, Secularism, and Ethnicity in Contemporary Nepal (2016)

    Edited by David N. Gellner, Sondra L. Hausner & and Chiara Letizia.
    Page 512. Oxford University Press, Delhi

    Religion in Nepal is changing as Nepalese society transforms and globalizes. New middle-class movements and new forms of ethnic identity challenge older traditions. Nepalis face new questions about shamanism, animal sacrifice, meditation, healing, and how the state should deal with a multi-cultural and multi-religious society. Eleven detailed case studies, contextualized by a substantial introduction and a comparative Afterword by renowned political theorist, Rajeev Bhargava, describe and analyse how religion is practised in Nepal today.

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  • Social Transformation in Post-conflict Nepal A Gender Perspective By Punam Yadav (2016) Social Transformation in Post-conflict Nepal A Gender Perspective By Punam Yadav (2016)

    Social Transformation in Post-conflict Nepal
    A Gender Perspective
    By Punam Yadav

    © 2016 – Routledge

    181 pages | 4 B/W Illus.

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  • Programme and Abstracts Book -Nepal Study Days Oxford (Unpublished) Programme and Abstracts Book -Nepal Study Days Oxford (Unpublished) Download
  • Borderland Lives in Northern South Asia- By David Gellner (ed) (2013) Borderland Lives in Northern South Asia- By David Gellner (ed) (2013)

    Borderland Lives in Northern South Asia
    Editor(s): David N. Gellner
    Contributor(s): David N. Gellner, Anastasia Piliavsky, Radhika Gupta, Nayanika Mathur, Sondra L. Hausner, Jeevan R. Sharma, Rosalind Evans, Deepak K. Mishra, Vibha Joshi, Nicholas Farrelly, Jason Cons, Annu Jalais, Willem van Schendel
    Published: 2013
    Pages: 320
    Illustrations: 16 photographs, 14 maps

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  • British Gurkha Pension Policies and Ex-Gurkha Campaigns by CNSUK (2013) British Gurkha Pension Policies and Ex-Gurkha Campaigns by CNSUK (2013)

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    British Gurkha Pension Policies and Ex-Gurkha Campaigns. Published by Centre for Nepal Studies UK (CNSUK). 2013. Contributors: Dr Chandra Laksamba, Dr Krishna Adhikari, Mr Lokendra Dhakal, and Prof David Gellner. For more information please email: [email protected]

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  • Book: Constitutional Nationalism and Legal Exclusion – By Mara Malagodi (2013) Book: Constitutional Nationalism and Legal Exclusion – By Mara Malagodi (2013)

    Constitutional Nationalism and Legal Exclusion: Equality, Identity Politics and Democracy in Nepal 1990-2007, by Dr Mara Malagodi. Oxford University Press. For details, please click download below.

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  • Directory of Nepalese in the UK- by CNSUK (2013) Directory of Nepalese in the UK- by CNSUK (2013)

    CNSUK published Directory of Nepalis 2013 (Individuals, Businesses and Organisations) in the UK.

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  • Book on the First Nepali in the UK- by Krishna Adhikari (2013) Book on the First Nepali in the UK- by Krishna Adhikari (2013)

    The Mysterious Life of Motilal Singh as the First Nepali in England, and his Historical Publication (with Translation). Reading: Centre for Nepal Studies UK. [in Nepali] by Dr Krishna Adhikari. For details, please follow the link below.

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  • Book-  Eloquent hills: essays on Nepali literature by Michael Hutt (2012) Book- Eloquent hills: essays on Nepali literature by Michael Hutt (2012)

    Eloquent hills: essays on Nepali literature
    by Michael Hutt
    ISBN: 978-9937-594-00-4 (paperback)
    Pages: viii+208
    Edition: 2012, Price: NRs. 500
    Chautari Book Series 72 (Published by Martin Chautari). Details in the link below.

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  • Book- Nepalis in the United Kingdom: An Overview- By Krishna Adhikari (CNSUK) (2012) Book- Nepalis in the United Kingdom: An Overview- By Krishna Adhikari (CNSUK) (2012)

    Edited by Krishna Adhikari, Centre for Nepal Studies UK has published a book entitled ‘Nepalis in the United Kingdom: An Overview’. Please download a file for details

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  • Windows into a Revolution: Ethnographies of Maoism in India and Nepal (Alpa Shah & Judith Pettigrew, 2012) Windows into a Revolution: Ethnographies of Maoism in India and Nepal (Alpa Shah & Judith Pettigrew, 2012)

    Windows into a Revolution, edited by Alpa Shah and Judith Pettigrew, the first book in the series offers glimpses into the spread of Maoism in India and Nepal by tracing some of its effects on the lives of ordinary people living amidst the revolutions. Weaving through the nostalgic reflections of former Bengali Naxalites; the resurgence of ancestral conflicts in the spread of the Maoists in the remote hills of western Nepal; the disillusionments of dalits of central Bihar in the policies of the cadres; to the complexities of the interrelationship between non-aligned civilians and insurgents in central Nepal, the book offers a series of windows into different stages of mobilization and transformation into what are, were or may become, revolutionary strongholds.

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