Asian Student Membership Scholarship Awards

Dinesh Kafle

Dinesh Kafle is a PhD candidate in English Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. His research focuses on the representation of home, belonging, and alienation in contemporary South Asian fiction. His reviews and writings have been published in Indian LiteratureHimalaya, andWasafiri among others. He has translated Benyamin’s novel Goat Days into Nepali (FinePrint, Kathmandu) and Nayan Raj Pandey’s Nepali novellaUlaar into English (forthcoming: FinePrint, Kathmandu).

Sonam Choekyi Lama


Sonam Choekyi Lama is an aspiring mountain photojournalist from a mountainous region of Dolpo. Ms. Sonam is doing a Bachelor’s degree in Media Studies at Kathmandu University School of Arts. She is keenly interested in documenting the stories about the disappearance of the culture and the lifestyle of Dolpo and the stories of the old people.

She has worked with a professional photographer Beth Wald as a photo assistant for The George Schaller Dolpo Expedition 2016.

Santosh Chandra Khatiwada

Santosh Khatiwada is a Master’s student in Buddhism and Peace Studies in his final year at Lumbini Buddhist University, Lumbini, Nepal. His study comprises Buddhist philosophy, conflict management, peace and development studies. He is currently in his thesis year at the college. He is also involved as a volunteer of World Without Anger, an organization conducting training on Life Without Anger and an Emotional Literacy Training Program for school students, with more than 6500 students having graduated since 2007. He works there as Office Secretary as well as IT Officer, which involves data collection of abstracts and selected articles for the publication of the WWA journal.

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.