SINHAS Special Issue on Nepal Geographies

The latest issue of SINHAS on ‘Nepal Geographies’ is now out in print. The Editorial note and Introduction are available below.


ISSN: 1025-5109

Volume 25 No. 1 June 2020


Editorial Note

SINHAS is 25!

Page 1–2

Special Theme: Nepal Geographies

Guest edited by

Elsie Lewison, Galen Murton, Dinesh Paudel and Katharine Rankin


Elsie Lewison, Galen Murton, Dinesh Paudel and Katharine Rankin

Introduction: Nepal Geographies

Pages 3–14

Elsie Lewison and Galen Murton

Geographical Scholarship in Nepal: Sustainability, Infrastructure, Disaster and Power

Pages 15–58

Motilal Ghimire

Landscape Characteristics and Cultural Processes in the Siwalik Hills: A Geographical Perspective

Pages 59–109

Sierra Gladfelter

Displacing Disasters: The Politics of Localized Struggles to (Re)position River Training Infrastructure and (Re)distribute Vulnerability along Nepal’s Lower Karnali Riverbanks

Pages 111–142

Nadine Plachta

Narrating Disasters: The Complexities of Citizenship and Belonging in Times of Crisis

Pages 143–173


CK Lal

The Story of Birganj: The Emergence, Disruption and Continuity of Cities in the Madhes

Pages 175–207

Dinesh Paudel and Katharine Rankin

Decolonizing Development: An Agenda for Nepal Geographies

Pages 209–224

John Metz

Remembering P.P. Karan as Geographer, Scholar, Teacher, and Friend

Pages 225–232



Seira Tamang

Beyond Respectability to Demanding Respect: The Work of Meena Acharya

Pages 233–250

Review Essay

Prem Poddar

Darjeeling/Kalimpong: Rethinking Pasts and Futures

Pages 251–263

Book Reviews

Four book reviews

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Contact Info

Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies
c/o John Metz, Treasurer
1586 Rockhurst Lane
Cincinnati, OH 45255-2637

ANHS Kathmandu Research Center
54 Kantishree Marg, Baluwatar
Kathmandu, Nepal.