Resources for Teaching, Research, and Writing

Research & Teaching Resources
Dictionaries related to the Himalayan Languages
Digital Dictionaries of South Asia has links to dictionaries for languages such as Nepali, Sanskrit, Assamese, Hindi.

Digital Himalaya
A project to develop digital collection, storage and distribution strategies for multimedia anthropological information from the Himalayan region.

E-Pustakalaya is an education-focused digital library containing full-text documents, books, images, videos, audio files, and interactive educational software. OLE Nepal started the development of E-Pustakalaya in 2008 with the aim to improve children’s reading skills and develop a reading culture in schools by giving them free and open access to age-appropriate reading materials and to enable students to do research projects and promote habit of independent inquiry.

HIMALAYAS – Encyclopedia
A cultural and physical geography of the Himalayas by Barry Bishop and Shiba Chatterjee.

Pahar: Mountains of Central Asia Digital Digest
Pahar consists of a collection of books, journals and maps related broadly to the Himalayas and its outlying attached ranges including the Hindu Kush, the Karakorams, the Pamirs, the Tian Shan and the Kuen Lun as well as the Tibetan highlands and the Tarim basin.

The Tibetan and Himalayan Library
THL is a publisher of websites, information services, and networking facilities relating to the Tibetan plateau and southern Himalayan regions. THL promotes the integration of knowledge and community across the divides of academic disciplines, the historical and the contemporary, the religious and the secular, the global and the local.

The Treasury of Lives
The Treasury of Lives is a biographical encyclopedia of Tibet, Inner Asia, and the Himalayan region. The Treasury provides accessible and well-researched biographies of a wide range of figures, from Buddhist masters to artists and political officials; most essays are peer reviewed.

Research and Regional Institutes
Himalaya Program | University of British Columbia
UBC’s Himalaya Program draws upon faculty expertise, student engagement, and community partnerships to create an transdisciplinary hub for sharing knowledge about the Himalayan region, including Bhutan, China, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and the Tibetan cultural zones that traverse all of these countries.

Institute for South Asia Studies | University of California, Berkeley
The Institute for South Asia Studies is proud to announce the establishment of a new endowment, the Himalayan Studies Berreman-Yamanaka Fund. Established in memory of famed UC Berkeley Anthropologist, Prof. Gerald Berreman, by his wife, Prof. Keiko Yamanaka and family, the goal of this endowment is to support Himalayan Studies across Bhutan, India, Nepal and Pakistan.

Nepal Studies Initiative | University of Washington
The Nepal Studies Initiative serves as the University of Washington’s academic home for Nepal studies, and a base for students, faculty, professionals, and community members in the Pacific Northwest with scholarly ties to and interest in Nepal.

Tibet Center | University of Virginia
The Tibet Center brings together University faculty, students, staff, and alumni from a wide variety of disciplines and offers Tibet-related courses, cultural programs, speaker series, and community engagement.

Tibet Himalaya Initiative | University of Colorado Boulder
The Tibet Himalaya Initiative is an interdisciplinary hub for research, teaching, and public engagement on Tibet and the Himalayas, with unique research strengths in the study of contemporary Tibet and the Himalayas with faculty and graduate student expertise in Anthropology, Critical Media Practices, Geography, Linguistics, Religious Studies, and Sociology. The Tibet Himalaya Initiative hosted the Himalayan Studies Conference V in Boulder in 2017.

Editorial Services
Kathryn White is an editor with long-time experience in Nepal-based academic and development-oriented research and writing. She trained in Nepali language at Cornell in the 1980s and in the 1990s conducted research in Nepal on prostitution, girl trafficking, and AIDS. She has worked as a consultant for CECI (Centre d’étude et de coopération international) and with the Centre for Women and Development based in Kathmandu. Her editing skills were recognized by the Canadian Editors’ Association’s Claudette Upton Award in 2011. If you have a manuscript and are interested in a quote for editorial work, she can be reached by email at or phone at 1-705-651-0211. Kathryn has done editorial work for some of our ANHS members such as Stacy Pigg, Katharine Rankin, Neera Singh, and Mark Liechty who all are happy to provide references.

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.