The Annual Kathmandu Conference on Nepal and the Himalaya – Kathmandu, Nepal

Selected Papers

Ambika Rai
PhD Research Scholar, University of North Bengal
Looking at ‘Circulation of Labour’ in the Himalayas: A Study of Bharias (Head Porters) In Darjeeling Hills
Anna Stirr
Director, Centre for South Asian Studies; Associate Professor of Asian Studies, University of Hawaii Manoa
Mason Brown
Lecturer, University of Colorado Boulder and Kathmandu University
Lochan Rijal
Head, Department of Music, Kathmandu University
Embodied Theories of Melody in Nepali Music: A Case Study from Central Dhading
Anukta Gairola
PhD Scholar, Department of History, University of Delhi
Forays of the English East India Company into the Kumaon-Garhwal Belt of the Central Himalayas
Bimla Kumari Gurung
Lecturer at Morgan International College, Basundhara, Kathmandu
Decisions-Making and Child Care among Intermarried Couples
Binita Magaiya
Conservation Architect, Kasthamandap Reconstruction Committee
Alina Tamrakar
Co-founder, Baakhan Nyane Waa
Rija Joshi
Urban Planner
Shristina Shrestha
Conservation Architect
Stefanie Lotter
Principal Investigator, ‘Heritage as Placemaking: The Politics of Solidarity and Erasure in South Asia’, SOAS
‘Baakhan Nyane Waa’: Local Heritage Documentation for the Future
Dechen Dolkar Bhutia
Research Scholar, School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, SRM University, Sikkim
Empire on High: The Absent People on the Mountains
Jigme Yeshe Lama
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Calcutta
Religious Syncretism in ‘Dorjeling’ – A Study of the Mahakal Mandir
Komal Phuyal
Lecturer in English, Central Department of English, Tribhuvan University
Why Does Fiction Matter? A Tale of the 1960s from Nepali Literature
Kshitij Sharma
PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science, Panjab University
Growing Urban Waste in Himalayan Cities: Trends and Impact in Urban Local Bodies of Himachal Pradesh
Kumar Prasad Aryal
Research Associate, Social Science Baha
Inequality in Earthquake Reconstruction: An Ethnographic Account of Peri-Urban Locality in the Northern Part of Kathmandu
Lokranjan Parajuli
Senior Researcher, Martin Chautari
Concocting the Parliament: A Tale of a Momentary Institution
Mingma Lhamu Pakhrin
PhD student, Jawaharlal Nehru University
The Beginning of the Making of Darjeeling: ‘Threatened Frontier’, Settlement and Labour
Monalisa Maharjan
Post-Doctoral Scholar, Social Science Baha
Sabin Ninglekhu
Principal Investigator, ‘Heritage as Placemaking: The Politics of Solidarity and Erasure in South Asia’, Social Science Baha
When Are Water Sprouts (Hiti) Part of Basic Needs Provision and When Do They Become Cultural Heritage?
Nar Bahadur Saud
PhD Student, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, United Kingdom
Performance Art as a Peace Promotion and Advocacy Tool in Nepal: An Arts-Based Research Perspective
Naresh Shakya
Lecturer at Lotus Academic College, Kathmandu, Nepal
Rich Buddhist Heritages in Nubri Valley along Tracks of Manaslu
Nirvan Pradhan
PhD Candidate, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Detritus: On the Decay and Afterlives of Abandoned Tea Plantations in Darjeeling, West Bengal
Ojaswee Bhattarai
Research Fellow, The Open Institute for Social Science, Lalitpur
Moving Out from Nepal
Pankaj Pokhrel
Research Associate, Inter-Disciplinary Analysts, Kathmandu
Shreezal G.C
Research Associate, Inter-Disciplinary Analysts, Kathmandu
Sudhindra Sharma
Executive Director, Inter-Disciplinary Analysts, Kathmandu
COVID-19, Nepal’s Political Economy and Rural Agricultural Households: Examining the Impacts and the Inter-Linkages
Pragya Paneru
Permanent Lecturer, Nepal Commerce Campus, Kathmandu
Implied Gender and Cultural Nuances in Young Children’s Responses to Textbook Images
Rajendra Sharma
Research Associate, Social Science Baha
Nepal’s National Security Council and National Security Policy: Internal and Geopolitical Sensitivities
Rajya Laxmi Gurung
MPhil (Sociology), Tribhuvan University
Bargaining with Patriarchy – Woman Quest for Power and Security within the Patriarchal Families
Rajya Laxmi Gurung
MPhil (Sociology), Tribhuvan University
Lina Baniya
Lecturer (Social Work), Presidential College
Madhusudan Subedi
Professor and Chair, Department of Community Health Sciences, and Coordinator of School of Public Health, Patan Academy of Health Sciences/Central Department of Sociology, Tribhuvan University
Stefanie Lotter
Senior Research Fellow, SOAS University of London; Co-Investigator, ‘Dignity without Danger’
Intersectional Perspective on Menstrual Practises in Nepal: Lessons from ‘Dignity Without Danger’ Research Project
Ritu Mangar
Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Himalayan Studies, University of North Bengal
Urban Married Women in Service Sectors of Darjeeling Hills: Gender Dynamics in Their Everyday Family Lives
Rose Schwietz
Fulbright US Student Research Nepal; affiliated with One World Theatre and Actor’s Studio Nepal
Trance-Dance & Actor-Gods: From Himalayan Storytelling to Contemporary Nepali Theate
Sabin Ninglekhu
Principal Investigator, ‘Heritage as Placemaking: The Politics of Solidarity and Erasure in South Asia’, Social Science Baha
Monica Mottin
Research Fellow, Heidelberg University
Placemaking and Placelessness in Janakpur: ‘Saffron City’ and the Subversive Politics of Mithila Heritage
Shak Bahadur Budhathoki
Project Coordinator, Voluntary Services Overseas
Inclusion and Governance in Education Committees of Local Governments
Shushma Bhatta
Researcher, Dignity without Danger
Babu Kaji Shrestha
Director, Global Action Nepal
Helena Aryal
Curator, Kaalo 101
Sara Parker
Reader in Development Studies, Liverpool John Moores University
Creative Visual Outputs Matter: Visualising Menstruation in Nepal
Subodh Chandra Bharti
PhD Research Scholar, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Problems of Nation-Building and Identity Politics in Nepal
Thomas O’Neill
Professor, Department of Child and Youth Studies, Brock University, Canada
Brabim Kumar KC
Ex-Communications Advisor, UNDP–UNESP
Kalawati Rai
Economic Inclusion Coordinator, Rural Enterprises and Remittances Project
Kanchan Jha
Founder, Sano Paila, Birgunj
Pradip Pariyar
Executive Chairperson, Samata Foundation, Kathmandu
Bijaya Raj Poudel
Director, Hands-On Institute
Samrat Katwal
Co-Founder, Hands-On Institute
Youth Deliberation on Post-federalism and Political Culture Nepal
Tracy Fehr
PhD Candidate, University of Colorado Boulder
The Multiplicity of Widowhood in Post-Earthquake Nepal: An Intersectional Analysis of Lived Experiences
Ujjwal Prasai
Faculty, Institute of Advanced Communication, Education and Research, Kathmandu
The Loneliness of a Nationalist Madhesi
Vanicka Arora
PhD Candidate, Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University
Reconstructing Pasts and Curating Futures in Bhaktapur, Nepal