Recent Publications

  • A Himalayan Border Trilogy – Murton

    ANHS EC member Galen Murton recently published an essay that illustrates and contrasts the infrastructure and operations of three international border posts between China and Nepal. Located at Zhangmu-Kodari, Kyirong-Rasuwa, and Likse-Neychung borders, these posts function as the only motorable China-Nepal border crossings and represent half of the six official, open borders recognized by Kathmandu […]

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  • The Southasian military complex – Himal Magazine

    All Southasian states are now officially ‘democracies’ with civilian governments in power. This could be viewed as a marker of significant progress, particularly considering that different parts of the region have experienced long periods of military rule, protracted armed struggle and violent transitions of power. Yet, the label of ‘democracy’ disguises problematic forms of militarisation […]

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  • Discourse of Awareness by Tatsuro Fujikura

    Dr. Fujikura’s new book, reviewed in Himalaya 34(1), takes both a critical and constructive view of development in Nepal, focusing particularly on international programs for community development in relation to the Maoist movement. For Jagannath Adhikari’s review of Discourse of Awareness:Development, Social Movements and the Practices of Freedom in Nepal visit the Himalaya site. Or to […]

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  • Marginalised Dalits in International Labour Migration: Reconfiguring Economic and Social Relations in Nepal by Ramesh Sunam

    International labour migration continues to rise in Nepal affecting the livelihoods of many people. In this article, I draw on ethnographic research with Dalits, a marginalised group, to examine the role of international labour migration in altering migrants’ economic and social space in their places of origin, once affected by Maoists’ ‘people’s war’. In particular, […]

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  • Reframing Ethnicity by Sara Shneiderman

    Reframing Ethnicity: Academic Tropes, Recognition Beyond Politics, and Ritualized Action Between Nepal and India by Sara Shneiderman Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork across the Himalayan borders of Nepal and India, I revisit disciplinary debates about ethnicity. I focus on the expressive production of ethnic consciousness among members of the Thangmi (Thami) community in a context of high cross-border […]

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  • Annual Kathmandu Conference on Nepal and the Himalaya

    Social Science Baha, the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies & Britain-Nepal Academic Council presents annual conference in Kathmandu.

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  • Depopulating the Himalayan Highlands

    Geoff Childs, Sienna Craig, Cynthia M. Beall, and Buddha Basnyat Abstract Communities that have thrived for centuries in Nepal’s rugged mountain environments are facing rapid population declines caused by the outmigration of youths, both males and females in nearly equal numbers, who are sent by parents to distant boarding schools and monasteries for secular and […]

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  • Mediating the Global by Heather Hindman

    Transnational business people, international aid workers, and diplomats are all actors on the international stage working for organizations and groups often scrutinized by the public eye. But the very lives of these global middlemen and women are relatively unstudied. Mediating the Global takes up the challenge, uncovering the day-to-day experiences of elite foreign workers and […]

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  • Himalayan Passages: Tibetan and Newar Studies in Honor of Hubert Decleer

    Edited by Benjamin Bogin and Andrew Quintman Wisdom Publications (Studies in Indian and Tibetan Buddhism), 384 pages, color ill. Over decades, Hubert Decleer has introduced hundreds of American undergraduates to Tibetan culture in India, Nepal, and China. Here, as a tribute to him, a number of his students who have gone on to hold professorships […]

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