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

Paper Presenters

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Prabin Nanicha Shrestha, Nirmal Rijal
Equal Access International, Kathmandu, Nepal
‘Audience want change! Radio need the change!’ -A study on changing dynamics of audience interactivity with the ‘Saathi Sanga Maanka Kura’ and ‘Sajha Boli’ radio programs, and its socio-political manifestations
2
Lok Ranjan Parajuli
Martin Chautari, Nepal
‘A University for the Nation’s Survival?’: A Story of the Failed Attempt to Establish a University in Nepal
3
Pramod Bhatta
Senior Researcher, Martin Chautari, Kathmandu
‘Communityization’ of Public Schools and the Realities of ‘free’ Education in Nepal
4
Dawa Tshering Sherpa & Soni Khanal
Independent Researcher
‘Everyday is about surviving’: Street children and the Great Quake
5
Sujeet K Karn
Department of Social Sciences, University of Hull
‘Grief Arising Out of Violent Death is Like Swallowing a Hot Chilli’: A Nepali Case
6
Kristie Drucza
PhD Candidate (Social Protection), Deakin University, Australia
‘If I Say Left, the Government will Go Right’: Dalit Perceptions and Experiences of Governance and Social Protection in Three Villages in Sarlahi, Nepal
7
Sanjay Sharma
PhD Student, National University of Singapore, Singapore
‘Invisible Counterparts’ of the ‘Warrior Gentlemen’: Tracing out the Mobilities of ‘Gurkha Women’
8
Shreemanjari Tamrakar
MPhil Student in Sociology, Tribhuvan University
Tracy Ghale
Research Associate, Social Science Baha
Sanjay Sharma
Independent Researcher
‘Maybe it’s just a phase’: Parental Reaction to Non-heterosexuality
9
Prabin Nanicha Shrestha
MA in Conflict, Peace and Development Studies, Tribhuvan University
‘Music for Peace’ Discourse and Local Understanding in Post-Conflict Nepal
10
Khem Shreesh
Independent Researchers
Sanjay Sharma
Independent Researchers
‘Numbering of the people’: 100 Years of Census in Nepal and National Discourse
11
Victoria Dalzell
Independent Scholar (adjunct teaching faculty at multiple colleges and universities in Southern California, USA)
‘Our God is not a foreign God’: Ritual Music Practice and Tharu Ethnicity within Western Nepal’s Christian Community
12
Rajya Laxmi Gurung
MPhil Candidate in Sociology, Tribhuvan University
‘Pothi Bashio’: Security of Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRD) in Nepal
13
Avash Piya
Aarhus University, Denmark
‘We are also Gurkhas’: Changes in Gurkha Recruitment Policy and the Inclusion Discourse in Nepal
14
Ram Bahadur Chhetri
Professor, Central Department of Sociology/Anthropology, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu
‘Women and Men Are the Two Wheels of the Chariot’: Rhetoric and Realities of Quotas for Women in Politics and Governance in Nepal
15
Balram Uprety
Assistant Professor of English, St. Joseph’s College
“Aren’t we too wheels of this nation-chariot?”: Orature as an Alternative ‘Her-story’ of the Nation
16
Thomas B. Robertson
Associate Professor of History, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
“Guns and Fences” Conservation in Asia?: The Origins and Evolution of Nepal’s Chitwan National Park
17
Seira Tamang
Martin Chautari, Nepal
“Sikkimization” and Gendered Anxieties of Nepali Sovereignty
18
Amy Leigh Johnson
Yale University
“Tharu-Pahadi Bhaai Bhaai”: Imagining Federalism in Sundar Sudurpaschim
19
Urmi Sengupta
Senior Lecturer and Director of Education, School of Natural and Built Environment, Queen’s University Belfast, UK
(Un)making of Tundikhel: Ruptured space and spatial estrangement
20
Shamik Mishra & Deepak Aryal
Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya
1934 Earthquake Revisited: A View from the Archives
21
Andrew Haxby
MI. PhD Candidate, Anthropology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
22 Houses Near the River: Reflections on Reputation, Home, and the Trials of Youth during Nepal’s Post-Earthquake Reconstruction
22
Romain Valadaud
PhD Candidate, Geography Institute, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
A Combined Analytical Narrative to Study the Politicization of Irrigation Management in the Tarai: Critical Realism, Hydrosocial Theory and Sociotechnical Approach
23
Ramawatar Yadav
Former Vice Chancellor of Purbanchal University (2007-2011)
A Hitherto Undiscovered and Unstudied Hand-Copied Newari Manuscript of a Maithili Bārahamāsā Song Composed by King Jagatprakāśamalla (1643-1673 CE) of Nepal: Preliminary Analysis
24
Thomas Robertson
Associate Professor, Humanities Department, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
A Lowland Plague in a Himalayan Country: A Historical Political Ecology of Disease in Nepal Before 1950
25
Alpa Shah
Senior Lecturer of Anthropology, Goldsmiths, University of London, London, UK
A Step Back from Ethnic and Indigenous Rights
26
Arjun Kharel
Researcher, Social Science Baha, Nepal
Ratna Shrestha
Programme Implementation Manager, Volunteer Service Overseas (VSO) Nepal
A Study on the Prevalence of Physical and Sexual Violence Against Returned Women Migrant Workers in Nepal
27
Bal Bahadur Thapa
Lecturer, Central Department of English, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
A Trajectory of Nepali Modernity: A Narrative of Ruptures and Repairs
28
Jill Allison
Global Health Co-ordinator, Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Community Health and Humanities, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Madhusudan Subedi
Professor, Central Department of Sociology Tribhuvan University, Nepal Cathy Ellis Bachelor of Fine Arts, Registered Midwife, MSc., Canada
Bhakta Dev Shrestha
Medical officer, National Health Education Information and Communication Centre, Nepal
Nani Kaway
Master in Nursing (Women Health and Development), Institute of Medicine, Nepal
Llamo Sherpa
Department of Community Medicine, University of Oslo, Norway
Accounting for Local Culture to Promote Safer Births in Rural and Remote Nepal
29
Bhim Narayan Regmi
Lecturer, Central Department of Linguistics, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Additional Official Language Policy of Nepal: A Review
30
Janak Rai
Associate Professor, Anthropology, Central Department of Anthropology, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Adivasi Body, Malaria, and the State in Nepal: Perspectives from Indigenous Historical Analysis
31
Aidan Seale-Feldman
PhD Candidate, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Adolescent ‘Mass Hysteria’ in Post-Conflict Nepal: Ethnographic Impressions
32
Sauharda Rai
Research Associate, Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI), Duke University
Kohrt Brandon
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, Global Health, and Anthropology, Duke University
Adolescent Aspiration Models and Mental Health
33
Pramod Bhatta
Martin Chautari
Affiliation as Privatization: Trajectories of University Expansion in Nepal
34
Mahendra Lawoti
Professor of Political Science, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
Affirmative Action and Political Representation across Time, Groups and States: Testing Claims for and against with Cases of India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka
35
Kåre Vollan
Director, Quality AS and Electoral Expert, Norway
Affirmative Action and Power Sharing Instruments: Possible Electoral Arrangements for Nepal
36
Anjoo Sharan Upadhyaya
Visiting Professor of Political Science, Central Department of Political Science, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu
Affirmative Action and Women in India
37
Khyam Bishwakarma
Freelance Development Consultant, Kathmandu
Affirmative Action in Nepal: What Does It Mean for Dalits at the Grassroots Level?
38
Luke Wagner
Department of Sociology, Yale University, USA
Agents of Other States: Contesting Secularism and Negating Agency in Nepal
39
Shankar Ghimire
Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, Division of Social Sciences, Maryville College, USA
Aid, Aid-for-Trade, and Nepal
40
Katsuo Nawa
Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, University of Tokyo, Japan
Ambivalence Denied or Unrecognized? A Preliminary Study on Some Governmental Brochures in the Early Panchayat Period
41
Nischal Regmi
Martin Chautari
Shailesh B. Pandey
Senior Researcher, Martin Chautari
An Insight into ICT’s Energy Consumption and its Implications
42
Lopita Nath
University of the Incarnate Word, Texas
An Old Monarchy, A New Democracy and Gross National Happiness in Bhutan: A Holistic Approach for Sustainable Development
43
Mona Shrestha Adhikari
Fellow, South Asia Watch on Trade Economics and Environment, (SAWTEE), Kathmandu
Analysing the Construction of Gendered Work: A Case of Hotels, Resorts and Casinos in the Kathmandu Valley
44
Anjam Singh
Junior Research Fellow, Nepā School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Nepal
Analysis of Women’s Empowerment Discourse in Nepal
45
Sudipta Ghosh
Department of Anthropology, North-Eastern Hill University, Meghalaya, India
Abigail Bigham
Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan, Michigan
Tom Brutsaert
Department of Exercise Science, Syracuse University, New York
Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Genotypes in Relation to High Altitude Hypoxia Among the Tawang Monpa from Himalayan Mountains
46
Sumit Kumar Sarma
Research Scholar, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, India
Anxiety, Assertion and the Politics of Naming: The Making of ‘Assameli- Gorkha
47
Nabin Maharjan
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Child and Youth Studies, Brock University, Canada
Nirdesh Shrestha
Trainer, Crystal Counseling Center
Palistha Sikhraka
Trainer/Counsellor, Environmental Camps for Conservation Awareness (ECCA), Lalitpur, Nepal
Pratap Adhikari
Consultant, YouMe Nepal
Roji Maharjan
Former coordinator, Counseling Psychology and Social Studies College (CPSSC), Kathmandu
Sarada Rana Magar
Social Mobilizer, Association for Rural Welfare Nepal (ARSOW Nepal), Banepa, Nepal
Saurav Rajbhandari
Independent Filmmaker
Sujan Oli
Social Entrepreneur
Applicability of PAR in Nepalese Context: Nepali Youth experiences in Studying Youth Community Engagement
48
Tara Nath Pande
Advisor, Women and Environmental Development Organization (PWEDO)
Application of Appropriate Technology and Practices for Food Security and Livelihood Improvement
49
Sunil Sapkota
BSc. Forestry, Royal University of Bhutan, Bhutan
Attitude, Behaviour and Knowledge on Snakes and Snakebite Management of Students in Snake Prone Area of Different Himalayan Nation (Nepal and Bhutan)
50
Amar BK
PhD Candidate, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Autonomy, Gender, and Women’s Suffering in Nepal
51
Wayne Johnston
Head, Research Enterprise and Scholarly Communication, University of Guelph Library, Canada
Back to Nepal: A Canadian Perspective
52
Uma Pradha
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Education Anthropology, Aarhus University, Denmark
Becoming ‘eligible’: Documents, Intermediary Actors, and the State in Education Scholarship Programmes
53
Madhu Giri
PhD in Anthropology, Tribhuvan University
Becoming a Musahar and Making Space: Storytelling as an Art of Telling History in Eastern Tarai
54
Ajapa Sharma
Candidate for MPhil in Modern Indian History, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Becoming Nepali: Projects of Self- Making in the Writings of Laxmiprasad Devkota, Balkrishna Sama and Bisweshwor Prasad Koirala
55
Michael Hutt
Professor, SOAS, London
Before the Dust Settled: Nepal’s Seismic Constitution
56
Samuele Poletti
PhD candidate, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Edinburgh
Being in the Shadow of Death: Existential reflections on Mortality as a Modality of Being-in-the-world in the Sinja Valley of Western Nepal
57
Steve Folmar
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Wake Forest University, USA
Being, Becoming, Belonging: The Paradox of Identity and Mental Suffering among Nepal’s Dalits
58
Mallika Shakya
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, South Asian University, New Delhi
Belonging and Border in the Twentieth Century Nepali Novels
59
Andrew Nelson
Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, University of North Texas
Between Social Evil and Social Necessity: The Dual Meaning of Kathmandu Dalāls
60
Hansh Raj Joshi
CARE International in Nepal, Lalitpur, Nepal
Between Social Service and Funds: Interrogating Autonomy of NGOs in Nepal
61
Richard Bownas
Assistant Professor, Political Science, University of Northern Colorado
Ratna Bishokarma
Sociology student, Tribhuvan University
Between Synergy and Co-optation: Dalits and Maoists Before, During and After the ‘People’s War’
62
John Whelpton
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Between Two Big Ones: Earthquakes in the Nepali Consciousness, 1934-2015
63
Nivedita Nath
PhD Candidate, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Beyond ‘Hill Cattle’ and the ‘Holy Cow’, Towards a Haptic History of Animals
64
Liana Chase
MSc Candidate, Division of Social and Cultural Psychiatry, McGill University, Canada
Madhu Neupane
Vermont Bhutanese Association, USA
Beyond “Psychosocial”: The Social Ecology of Care in Two Bhutanese Refugee Communities
65
Pramod Bhatta
Researcher, Martin Chautari, Kathmandu, Nepal
Beyond Affirmative Action: Overcoming Social Inequalities in Higher Education
66
Sanjaya Aryal
PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, University of Essex
Beyond Empowerment and Exploitation: Care Chain of Transnational Migratory Nepali Women
67
Sarah Rich-Zendel
PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, Ontario
Beyond the State: Social Institutions and the Transformation of Sexual Norms in Nepal
68
Priyankar Bahadur Chand
Sickle Cell Nepal
Biological Statehood: Sickle Cell Disease & Citizenship in Contemporary Nepal
69
Jeevan Raj Sharma
Lecturer in South Asia and International Development, University of Edinburgh
Bodies in Search of Freedom: Suffering, Structural Violence and Symbolic Violence Amongst Marginal Nepali Migrants
70
Pritisha Shrestha
PhD Student, Syracruse University, New York
Bold, Brahmin and Banned: Recovering History’s Unsung Rhetoric of a Revolutionary Woman of Nepal
71
Mukta Singh Tamang
Lecturer, Sociology/Anthropology, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu
Breaking Hierarchy, Making Identity: Social Classification and Challenges for Affirmative Action in Nepal
72
Madhuri Rana Singh
Visiting Faculty, Department of Conflict Peace and Development Studies, Tribhuvan University
Breaking the Silence Shrouding Violence against Women: Socio-Political Accountability towards Women’s Human Rights
73
Andrea de la Rubia Gómez-Moran
Postdoctoral scholar, School of Design, Presidency University (PU), Bangalore, India.
British Colonial Mirages of India and the Himalaya. Photographic Allegories in the XIXth Century.
74
Dannah Dennis
PhD Candidate in Anthropology, University of Virginia
Buddha was Born in (Secular) Nepal: Claims and Counter-Claims of Nepali National Identity
75
Ravindra Palliyaguruge
Lecturer, Political Science, Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences and Languages, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka
Bullet Vs ‘Bullet’: An Ethnographic Study of the Perceptions of Youths in Transition Nepal
76
Debipriya Chatterjee
Assistant Professor of Political Economy and Public Policy, Department of Africology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Can Affirmative Action Policies Succeed in the Presence of Social Marginalization?
77
Ivan Deschenaux
PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, London School of Economics, UK
Can Inter-caste Marriage Change Perceptions of Caste?
78
Ajay Gudavarthy
Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Can We De-Stigmatise Reservations in India?
79
Ashwini Deshpande
Professor of Economics, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India
Caste Discrimination and Exclusion: Assessment of Affirmative Action as a Remedy
80
Gérard Toffin
Senior Researcher, National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), Paris
Caste in Contemporary Nepal: Hierarchy and Equality
81
Uddhab Pyakurel
Lecturer, Kathmandu University, Nepal
Caste-based Discrimination and Discourse of Affirmative Action: Perspectives of Successful Dalits in Surkhet
82
SeSe Ma
Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University, Japan
Centering Himalayan Stray Dogs: Reframing the Narrative of Non-Human Being Subjectivity and Agency
83
Dan V. Hirslund
Department for Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Chains of Exploitation: Skills, Solidarity and Survival in Kathmandu’s Urban Construction Industry
84
Thomas Robertson
Executive Director, Fulbright Nepal
Changing Kathmandu: Land, Water, and Public Space Through the Decades
85
Asaf Sharabi
Peres Academic Center
Hagar Shalev
PhD candidate, Asian Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Charismatic Mediumship and Traditional Priesthood: Possession in Himalayan Hinduism
86
Austin Lord
Master of Environmental Science, Yale University, USA
Citizens of a Hydropower Nation: Territory and Agency at the Frontier of Hydropower Development in Nepal
87
Pitambar Bhandari
Lecturer, Department of Conflict, Peace and Development Studies, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Civil Society Approach to Rise of Unionism in Nepal
88
Rishikesh Pandey
School of Development and Social Engineering, Faculty of Social Sciences, Pokhara University
Climate change and Society: Their Interactions in the Trans-Himalaya (Upper-Mustang) Nepal
89
Man Khattri
PhD Scholar at Tribhuvan University
Climate Change, Food Sovereignty, Crops, Livestock Production Among the Lobas of Nepal
90
Stefanie Lotter
Senior Teaching Fellow and Research Fellow, SOAS, London
Collecting Loss and Displaying Absence: Curating the Earthquake
91
Nar Bahadur Saud
Masters in Conflict Peace and Development Studies, Tribhuvan University
Community Reconciliation through Playback Theatre-facilitated Dialogue in Nepal
92
Mahendra Lawoti
Professor, Department of Political Science, Western Michigan University, USA
Competing Nationhood and Constitutional Instability: Representation, Regime, and Resistance in Nepal
93
Shuva Raj Ranabhat
PhD Candidate, Department of English, The University of Texas at El Paso
Construction of Whiteness in Jamaica Kincaid’s Among Flowers: A Walk in the Himalaya
94
Michael Baltutis
Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, USA
Containing, confining, and categorizing Indra: a Vedic deity in Tantric Nepal
95
Andrea de la Rubia Gomez-Moran
History of Art, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Contemporary Art of Nepal, Picturing a Nation, Performing an Identity
96
Komal Prasad Phuyal
Lecturer, Central Department of English, T.U, Nepal
Contemporary Spirit and Social Change in Nepali Fictions
97
Badri Aryal, Durga Devkota, Prem Bhandari, Anoj Chhetri, Naba Raj Devkota
Agriculture and Forestry University, Nepal
Continuity and Change of Farming and Non-Farming Occupations In between Father and the Son
98
Guillaume Boucher
PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, Université de Montréal
Continuity and Rupture: A Catholic Perspective on Christian Conversion in Nepal
99
Toya Nath Bhattarai
PhD Candidate, Kathmandu University
Controversy Over Medium of Education in Nepal: Some Milestones
100
Katharine Rankin
Professor, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto, Canada
Pushpa Hamal
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto
Elsie Lewison
PhD Candidate, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto
Tulasi Sharan Sigdel
Director of Studies, Nepal Administrative Staff College, Nepal
Corruption, road building and the politics of social science research in post-conflict Nepal
101
Kanako Nakagawa
Research Assistant, Institution for Advanced Social Research, Kwansei Gakuin University
Cultural Politics in the Markets: A Case from Inter-Caste Negotiations at Meat Business in Kathmandu
102
Tek Bahadur Dong
OneSeed Expeditions, Regional Director for Nepal and Bhutan
Cultural Tourism: An Ethnographic Study of Home-Stay in Briddim, Rasuwa, Nepal
103
Rachel Amtzis
Research Coordinator, FASS Research Clusters, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Cyber-Urban Environmental and Heritage Revitalization Communities and Movements in the Kathmandu Valley
104
Sambriddhi Kharel
Senior Research Fellow, Nepā School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Nepal
Dalit Social Movement in Nepal: A Gendered Perspective
105
Krishna Adhikari
Britain–Nepal Academic Council (BNAC), UK
Gopal Nepali
Samata Foundation, Lalitpur
David N. Gellner
Professor, University of Oxford
Dalits in the School Curriculum in Nepal
106
Tek Bahadur Dong
M. Phil. Candidate Anthropology, Tribhuvan University
Dashain Celebration among the Tamang Community and Producing Doxa: An Indigenous Perspective
107
Thomas B. Robertson
Executive Director, Fulbright Nepal
DDT, Dang, and Land Reform: ‘Backwards’ Development in Nepal’s Western Inner Tarai in the 1960s
108
Yasuko Fujikura
Research Fellow Institute of Research in Humanities, Kyoto University, Japan
Dealing with Marginality: Gender and Caste in Western Nepal
109
Sujeet Karn
Researcher, Social Science Baha
Death – A Concept of ‘Martyrology’: References from Maoists People’s War in Nepal
110
Thakur Prasad Bhatta
PhD Candidate, Kathmandu University, School of Education
Decentralised Planning in Nepal: Stakeholders’ Perspectives on District Development Plan
111
Soma Kumari Rana
Programme Officer (GESI), SSMP/HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation, Nepal
Shiva Kumar Shrestha
Senior Programme Officer, SSMP/HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation, Nepal
Decentralising the Farmer-to-Farmer Extension Approach to the Local Level: Challenges and Opportunities
112
Floriane Clement
Researcher, Institutional and Policy Analysis, International Water Management Institute (IWMI-Nepal), Kathmandu
Deliberative Governance on Vulnerability to Climate Change: Voices from Madhesi Farmers
113
Mahendra Lawoti
Professor, Department of Political Science, Western Michigan University
Democracy in Trouble? Political Elite’s Attitude and Behaviour and Regime Instability in Nepal
114
Meena Acharya
General Secretary, Tanka Prasad Acharya Memorial Foundation, Kathmandu
Design and Delivery of Affirmative Action for Gender and Inter-caste Equality in Nepal
115
Marc Galanter
John and Rylla Bosshard Professor of Law and South Asian Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison; and LSE Centennial Professor, London School of Economics and Political Science
Designing Affirmative Action for Nepal: A Tour of the Choices and Problems
116
Dhruba Bahadur Khatri
M. Phil. Fellow and Teaching Assistant, Department of Geography and Population Studies, PN Campus, Pokhara
Determinants of Intimate Partner Violence against Women in Pokhara, Nepal
117
Pearly Wong
PhD Student, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Development (In)Convenience: Agrarian Change and the Experience of Development in Dakshinkali, Nepal
118
Chiara Letizia
Professor, South Asian Religions, Department of Religious Studies, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
Blandine Ripert
CNRS Researcher, Ethno-Geography, Centre for Humanities and Social Sciences, New Delhi, Centre for South Asian Studies, EHESS-CNRS, Paris
Deviation or Devotion? A Supreme Court Verdict on Animal Sacrifice in Nepal
119
Rachana Bista
MPhil Candidate, Sociology, Sikkim University
Dewali through Sociological Lens: A Study of Ancestor Worship amongst the Khadkas of Nepal
120
Tsewang Sangmo
Former Co-Student, School for International Training: Tibetan and Himalayan Studies, Kathmandu, Nepal
Diagnostic Dilemmas: Navigating between traditional and modern interpretations of illness and injury in Nubri, Nepal
121
Avash Bhandari
Graduate Student in History, University of Illinois, Chicago
Dibya Upadesh and the Making of a Nationalist Gospel
122
Richard Bownas
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and International Affairs, University of Northern Colorado, USA
Ratna Bishokarma
MPhil in Sociology, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Did the Earthquake and Earthquake Relief have a Differential Impact on Lower Caste Groups? A Case Study of Sindhupalchok District, Nepal
123
Madhusudan Subedi
Professor, Central Department of Sociology, Tribhuvan University
Sara Parker
Reader, Department of Sociology, Liverpool John Moores University
BK Shrestha
Director, Global Action Nepal
Dignity Without Danger: Opportunities and Challenges of Engaging Partners in Collaborative Action Research
124
Leah James
Research Associate, Natural Hazards Center, Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado
Courtney Welton-Mitchell
Director, Humanitarian Assistance Applied Research Group Josef Korbel School of International Studies University of Denver
Shree Niwas Khanal
Program Coordinator, Transcultural Psychosocial Organization (TPO), Nepal
Alexander James
The State University of New York at Binghamton
Disaster Mental Health Intervention Research with Earthquake-affected Communities in Nepal: Enhancing well-being and Increasing Engagement in Disaster Preparedness
125
Mark Liechty
Professor of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Disasters and ‘Conditions of Possibility’: Rethinking Causation through an Analysis of Nepal Earthquakes
126
Jeevan Baniya
Assistant Director, Social Science Baha
Anisha Bhattarai
Research Associate, Social Science Baha
Sita Nepali
Research Associate, Social Science Baha
Discourses in Nepali Newspaper Op-eds about Rescue, Relief, Recovery and Reconstruction in the post-Gorkha Earthquake
127
Sara Shneiderman
Assistant Professor of Anthropology & South Asian Studies, Yale University, Connecticut, USA
Disentangling ‘Ethnic Federalism’ and Affirmative Action
128
Susan Hangen
Associate Professor of Anthropology and International Studies, Ramapo College, New Jersey, USA
Diversifying and Decentralizing the State: Affirmative Action as a Potential Tool for Empowering Local Communities
129
Ramesh Prasad Adhikari
Research Manager, Hellen Keller International, Nepal
Subash Yogi
M&E and Knowledge Management Specialist, Suaahara II/USAID, Nepal
Ajay Acharya
Nutrition and FP Specialist, Suaahara II/USAID, Nepal
Kenda Cunningham
Senior Technical Advisor, Suaahara II/USAID
Domestic Violence and Maternal Nutritional Status in Nepal: Findings from NDHS, 2016
130
Claire Willey Sthapit
PhD Candidate, University of Washington
Domestic Violence in Nepal: A Discourse Analysis of the Research Publications of International Development Institutions
131Dukha At Home and Abroad: Nepali Transnational Labor Migration
132
Laura Kunreuther
Director of Anthropology, Bard College, USA
Ear-witnesses and Conduits of Voices: On the Labor of UN Field Interpreters
133
Philippe Le Billon
Professor, Department of Geography University of British Columbia, Canada
Manoj Suji
Research Associate, Social Science Baha
Dinesh Paudel
Assistant Professor, Department of Sustainable Development, Appalachian State University North Carolina, USA
Earthquakes and Cashflows: Households and Disaster Financialization in Post- earthquake Nepal
134
Lokranjan Parajuli
Program Coordinator, Democracy and Governance Research Unit, and Editor, Publication Program, Martin Chautari, Kathmandu
Educating Women for Men’s Sake: Discourses of Female Education in Late Rana Nepal
135
Mahendra Lawoti
Professor, Department of Political Science, Western Michigan University
Effective or Illusion of Participation? Interrogating the Constitution writing process in Nepal
136
Prakash Bhattarai
PhD, Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
Effectiveness of Third-Party Coordination in Conflict Resolution: Evidence from Nepal
137
Mahendra Lawoti
Professor, Department of Political Science, Western Michigan University
Elections and under-representation in democratizing Nepal: Electoral laws, party system and patronage, and weak mobilization of marginalized groups
138
Seira Tamang
Independent researcher
Enabling ‘business as usual’: Donors and Peacebuilding in Nepal Post 2006
139
Anup Shekhar Chakraborty
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and Political Studies, Netaji Institute for Asian Studies, Kolkata, India
Enduring Islam and ‘Muslimness’ in Trans- Himalayas: Some Reflections from the Case of the Gorkha Muslims and Tibetan Muslims in the Eastern Himalayan Town of Darjeeling, India
140Engaging with Higher Education Reforms in Nepal
141
N R Madhava Menon
Dr S Radhakrishnan Chair on Parliamentary Studies, Upper House of Indian Parliament, New Delhi, India
Equalizing Opportunities: Case for an Equal Opportunity Commission
142
Obindra B. Chand
Research Associate, Social Science Baha, Nepal
Radha Adhikari
Visiting Research Fellow, School of Health in Social Science, University of Edinburgh, UK
Ethnographic Exploration of Maternal and Child Health Projects in Nepal: A Critical Analysis of the Data Collection Processes
143
Ritu Mangar, Palmo Tamang
Junior Research Fellows, Centre for Himalayan Studies, North Bengal University, India
Evolution of Darjeeling Town through the lens of Women in the Service Sector: Their influence, adaptation and contribution in the Urban growth
144
Shristi Sijapati
MSc. International Development, University of Manchester, UK
Damodar Khanal
Campaigner for Save the Children UK
Examining INGOs’ Support for the Education of Marginalised Girls in Nepal
145
Catherine Warner
PhD, South Asian History, University of Washington, Seattle
Exile, Sovereignty, and the Place of Palpa in the Making of The India-Nepal Borderland (c. 1790 to 1816)
146
Sara Shneiderman
Associate Professor in Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Canada
Expertise, Labour and Mobility in Nepal’s Post-conflict, Post-disaster Reconstruction
147
Nishesh Chalise
Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, Augsburg College, USA
Exploring Social and Economic Disparities in Nepal
148
Stefanie Lotter
Senior Teaching Fellow SOAS, London
Rajya Gurung, Lina Baniya
Senior Researchers, Dignity Without Danger, Department of Sociology, Tribhuvan University
Exploring The Diversity of Stigmas and Taboos Surrounding Menstruation – Preliminary Insights from The Field–Western and Eastern Nepal
149Exploring The Diversity of Stigmas and Taboos Surrounding Menstruation – Preliminary Insights from The Field–Western and Eastern Nepal and Taboos Surrounding Menstruation – Preliminary Insights from The Field–Western and Eastern Nepal
150
Damodar Tripathi
PhD student, Central Department of Anthropology, TU, Kirtipur, Nepal
Farmers and farm regimes: An exploration in the political ecology of commercial vegetable farmers in Kathmandu valley, Nepal
151
Mitra Pariyar
Leverhulme Research Fellow, Kingston University, London
Fighting Caste through Religious Conversion: Early Experiences of Nepali Dalit Christians
152
Michael Hutt
Professor, Nepali and Himalayan Studies; and Chair, Centre of South Asian Studies, SOAS
Five Nepali Novels
153
Radha Adhikari
Research Fellow, School of Health in Social Science, University of Edinburgh
Obindra Bahadur Chand
Research Associate, Social Science Baha
Foreign Aid and Institutional Arrangements in Implementing a Maternal and Child Health Project in Nepal
154
Subodh Chandra Bharti
PhD. South Asian Studies, JNU, New Delhi, India
Foreign Policy of Nepal: Shifts and Opportunities
155
Nayna Jhaveri
Independent researcher
Forest Futures: Tenure Mosaics of Nepal’s Terai Arc Landscape
156
Seika Sato
Teikyo University, Japan
From ‘Failed Development’ to ‘Inclusive Development’?: Views of Janajati and Dalit Women
157
Lok Ranjan Parajuli
Visiting Research Scholar, University of Illinois at Chicago
From Controlling Access to Crafting Minds: Experiments in Basic Education in Late Rana Nepal
158
Bryony Whitmarsh
Associate Dean, Faculties of Creative and Cultural Industries and Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Portsmouth
From Darbar to Sañgrahalaya: Creating New History in the Narayanhiti Palace, Nepal
159
Harsha Man Maharjan
Researcher, Martin Chautari, Kathmandu
From Media Accountability to Violence: Audience Participation and Opposition in the Proposed LED Bulb Procurement Episode on Social Media
160
Bryony Ruth Whitmarsh
PhD Candidate, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Gantantra Smarak (Republic Memorial): The Politics of Memory
161
Heather Hindman
Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin
Gari Khana Deu – Let us Live! How Transnational Youth Navigate a Provisional Nepal
162
Kumar Chhetri
Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), Doctoral Fellow, Department of Sociology, University of North Bengal
Gender Dimension of the Gorkhaland Movement
163
Sanjay Sharma
Master’s in Political Science, Central European University, Hungary
Neha Choudhary
Independent Researcher
Gendered Citizenship: National Security versus Equality
164
Faisal Hassan
Research Scholar, Department of Psychology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India
Genderscaping the Jungle: Psychological Insights from Matriarchal Tharu Society from the Terai Region of Nepal
165
Nawaraj Upadhaya
PhD Candidate, Utretch University, Netherlands
Ria Reis
Geographies of Adolescent Distress in Nepal
166
Shobhit Shakya
Junior Research Fellow and PhD Student Ragnar Nurkse, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Guthis Abroad: Catering to the Social Needs Amongst the Newar Diaspora
167
Rajendra Pradhan
Dean, Nepā School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Hegemonic Gender (In)egalitarianism, Multiple Patriarchies, and Exclusion: Gender Relations among Indigenous-nationalities in Nepal
168
Shobhit Shakya
Junior Research Fellow, PhD Student Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Heritage Restoration and Traditional Community Governance in Kathmandu Valley
169
Rajen Upadhyay
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Namchi Government College
Hidden transcripts in Nepali Folksongs during Sikkimese Feudalism’
170
Tashi Tsering Ghale
Independent Researcher
Himalayan Yak Herders: The Case of Dolpo Kchung-jhee
171Historically Situating Knowledge Activities in the Interstices of Change in Nepal
172
Pauline Limbu
Junior Research Fellow, Nepā School of Social Sciences and Humanities
History and Political Movements: Kipat in Today’s Limbuwan Movement
173
Sudeepa Khanal
Senior Research Officer-Health System Development, Health Research and Social Development Forum (HERD), Nepal
HIV and Stigma
174
Harsha Man Maharjan
Researcher, Media Research Unit, Martin Chautari, Nepal
Holding Stake or Power: Stakeholder Participation in Nepal and Making of Media Policy Drafts (2012-2013)
175
Jeevan R. Sharma
Lecturer, South Asia and International Development, University of Edinburgh
How does a case become a ‘Case’? Understanding Torture and Ill Treatment Documentation in Nepal
176
Devendra Uprety, Pratyoush Onta & Lokranjan Parajuli
Martin Chautari, Kathmandu
How Not to Make a New University: The Case of Mid-Western University Thus Far
177
Shyam Krishna Shrestha
Consultant Country Coordinator, Terre des hommes Germany Southasia Program;
Anita Shrestha
PhD Scholar, Department of Sociology, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur
Identity issue of Dhaugoda Newar after unification of the Bhaktapur Kingdom in Nepal
178
Shiva Raj Adhikari
Associate Professor, Tribhuvan University
Impact of Architecture of Health Care Financing In Nepal
179
Rajeev Rai
PhD Candidate, Department of International Relations, Sikkim University, India
Impact of British Colonial Rule in the Modernisation of Sikkim
180
Kirpa Ram Bishwakarma
Lecturer, Aathabis Education Campus, Aathabis Municipality-8 Dailekh, Nepal
Impacts of Contradictions among Dalits for Peace-building in Post-conflict Nepal
181
Om Gurung
Head of Central Department of Sociology/Anthropology, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu
Implication of Rescheduling Indigenous Peoples for Affirmative Policy in Nepal
182
Shak Bahadur Budhathoki
Education Coordinator, Mercy Corps Nepal
Improving Learning Outcome through School Improvement Plan (SIP)
183
Yutsha Dahal
Researcher,Nepal Picture Library, Kathmandu, Nepal
In Search of the Missing Images: Analysing a Feminist Shift in Visual Culture in Nepal
184
Yoko Ishikura
Independent researcher
In the Name of Children’s Rights: Rethinking The Rhetoric of Schools as Zones of Peace and Prohibitions on Student Involvement in Party-Based Activities in Nepal
185Indigeneity, Territoriality and the State in Nepal: New Perspectives, Emerging Practices
186
Sapana Basnet Bista
PhD Researcher, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Shaurabh Sharma
HI International
Rose Khatri
Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Padam Simkhada
Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Indiscriminating Earthquake Discriminatory Aid: Effectiveness of Blanket Approach to Aid Distribution to People with Disabilities
187
Sanjay Sharma
PhD Candidate, National University of Singapore
Industry under the Open Sky: An Exploration of the Political Economy of Brick-making in Nepal
188
Krishna B. Bhattachan
Senior Lecturer, Central Department of Sociology/Anthropology, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu
Dilli Ram Dahal
Professor, Central Department of Sociology/Anthropology, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu
Inequality and Affirmative Action in Nepal: Issues and Challenges
189
Dipak Bahadur Adhikari
Lecturer of Economics, Patan Multiple Campus
Informal Economy and Poverty in Nepal
190
Omer Aijazi
Sessional Instructor, PhD Candidate, University of British Columbia
Infrastructures of Social Repair: Insights from Northern Pakistan and Kashmir
191
Thomas Robert Zeller
MA student, Medical Anthropology, University of Hawaii
Ingesting Instability: Opiate Addiction and Care in Urban Nepal
192
Claire Martinus
Lecturer, Anthropology, University of Lille 3, France
Intermarriage and Matrimonial Practices in Kathmandu
193
Bimla Kumari Gurung
PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, Gurunanak Dev University, India
Intermarriages and Generational Relations: A Sociological Study in Kathmandu City
194
Kalyan Bhandari
Lecturer in Events, Hospitality and Tourism at the University of West of Scotland
International Development Discourse and Two Tourism Policies of Nepal
195
Krishna P. Adhikari
Research Fellow, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology (ISCA), University of Oxford, UK
David Gellner
Professor, Social Anthropology and Fellow, All Souls College, University of Oxford, UK
International Labour Migration from Nepal and Changing Caste-based Institutions and Inter-caste Relations
196Investigating Technology-Society Links in Nepal: An Eclectic Proposition
197
Gaurav Lamichhane
PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Involuntary Childlessness in Nepal: Instances of Competition, Contestations, and Conflicts, among the Plural Healing Practices and Healing Journeys
198
Asaf Sharabi
School of Behavioral Sciences, Peres Academic Center, Israel
Is it God Speaking? The Identity and Agency of Deities in the Western Himalayas
199
Tashi Gurung
PhD Student, Arizona State University, Arizona, USA
Is Tourism: Boon or Bane? An Institutional Analysis of Tourism System as the Commons in the Himalayan Region of Upper Mustang, Nepal
200
Prapanna Maskey
Master’s Degree in Philosophy, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur
Issues and Impact of Social Security and Citizenship on Nepali Society
201
Ravindra Nyaupane
PhD Candidate, Swansea University, UK
Mike Pretious
Senior Lecturer in Management, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
Suvash Khadka
University of South Wales, UK
Issues in the Development of Community-Led Tourism in Nepal–the Example of Dhorpatan
202
John Whelpton
Honorary Research Associate, Department of Cultural and Religious Studies, Chinese University
Juddha Shamsher and the 1934 Earthquake
203
Nokmedemla Lemtur
PhD Student, Center for Modern Indian Studies, Georg-August Universität Göttingen, Germany
Labour in the High Himalayas: Recruitment and Agency of Mountaineering Expedition Labour on Nanga Parbat and Everest (1922–1939)
204
Sandeep Basnyat
PhD student, Department of Tourism, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
Labour movements and the tourism industry: Do they have historical nexus in Post-conflict Nepal?
205Land and Politics in Nepal: Anthropological Investigations
206
Jacob Rinck
Yale University
Land reform, social change and political cultures in Nepal’s Tarai
207
Mara Malagodi
Senior Teaching Fellow, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, London, UK
Legal Equality between Recognition and Redistribution: Constitutional Drafting and Adjudication in India and Nepal
208
Ojaswi KC & Roshani Regmi
BA in Law, Kathmandu School of Law, Bhaktapur, Nepal
Legislation and Legitimization of Gender Discriminatory Practices
209
Sanjaya Mahato
Independent Researcher
Rupesh Kumar Sah
Under Secretary, Federal Parliament Secretariat Nepal
Pooja Chaudhary
Advocate affiliated with the Nepal Bar Association
Legislators’ Engagement in Policy Making and Post-Legislative Scrutiny in Nepalese Parliament Since 1991
210
Swatahasiddha Sarkar
Assistant Professor, Sociology, Department of Sociology, University of North Bengal
Linguistic Situation in Darjeeling-Sikkim Himalayas: Interstices between Identity, Difference and Belongingness
211
Anchala Chaudhary
Lecturer in Sociology, Prithvi Narayan Campus, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Livelihood Practices in Transnational Space (A Case Study of Family Left Behind in Nepal)
212
Agastaya Thapa
PhD candidate, School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
Local Faces and Places: Tourist Art and Representational Practices of Culture and Identity in Darjeeling Hills
213
Susan Boser
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA
Local Government Officers’ Perspectives on Their Role during the Transition to Democracy in Nepal
214
Neera Chandhoke
Professor of Political Science, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India
Locating Affirmative Action in the Concept of Equality
215
Swatahsiddha Sarkar & Babika Khawas
Department of Sociology, University of North Bengal
Locating Nepal in Indian Sociology and Social anthropology: Mapping the Research Highways from India to Nepal
216
Abha Lal
Previously Associate Editor at the Record; Employee at Martin Chautari, Nepal
Loksewa and social mobility
217
Ambika Rai
PhD Research Scholar, Centre for Himalayan Studies, North Bengal University, India
Looking at ‘Circulation of Labour’ in the Himalayas: Bharias in Darjeeling Hills
218
Sujit Shrestha
Emory University
Making and Un-making ‘Sukumbasi’: Contestations over Naming in Kathmandu’s Urban Politics
219
Tom Robertson
Former executive Director, U.S. Educational Foundation (Fulbright Nepal), 2017-2019.
Man-Made Jungles: How the Tharu Made the Chitwan and Bardiya Grasslands
220
Sonam Lama
Returning expert, Nepal Transportation and Development Research Centre, Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM), German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), Kathmandu
MANI, The Hidden Valley of Happiness at a Crossroads (documentary, 40 mins)
221
Srujay Reddy, Cheering Palkit, Aniket Alam
Associate professor & students, International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, India
Mapping the Chorten’s of Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh
222
Lokranjan Parajuli
Senior Researcher and Head, Publications, Martin Chautari
Marx Supplants Manu: ‘Manifesto’ of an Activist in the Late Rana Nepal
223
Richard Bownas
Associate Professor, Political Science and International Affairs, University of Northern Colorado
Measuring Caste Discrimination in Urban and Rural Nepal: Some Empirical Approaches
224
Anna Stirr
Assistant Professor of Asian Studies, University of Hawaii-Manoa
Mediating the Migrant Experience: Dukha, Viraha, and Nostalgia in Nepali Lok Dohori Songs
225
Sanae ITO
National Institute for the Humanities, Tokyo, Japan / Visiting associate professor, Graduate school of Asian and African Studies, Kyoto University, Japan
Memories and Mourning of the Gorkha Earthquake in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
226
Gita Neupane
PhD candidate in Sociology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hawaii
Men’s Perspectives on Sexual Harassment against Women in Public Space in Kathmandu
227
Ruja Pokhrel
Research Officer, Emerald Project, Transcultural Psychosocial Organization (TPO), Nepal
Nawaraj Upadhaya, Mark J.D. Jordans, Dristy Gurung, Ramesh P. Adhikari, Inge Peterson & Ivan H. Komproe
Mental Health System Governance in Nepal: Current Situations and Future Directions
228
Manoj Suji
Research Associate, Social Science Baha
Micro-hydro as Common Property: An Analysis of Local Institution and Development
229
Ram Narayan Shrestha
PhD Candidate, South Asian University, New Delhi, India
Migrant Husbands and Left-behind Wives: Effect of Spousal Separation on Subjective Well-being of Young Nepali Women
230
Ram Narayan Shrestha
PhD Candidate, South Asian University, New Delhi, India
Krishna Sharma
Consultant, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi
Migration and Agrarian Change in Nepal Plains
231
Bandita Sijapati
Research Director, Centre for the Study of Labour and Mobility (CESLAM), Social Science Baha
Jeevan Baniya
Researcher, Social Science Baha
Neha Choudhary
Independent Researcher
Migration of Health Workers from Nepal
232
Stefanie Lotter
Teaching Fellow, South Asia Department, University of London
Missing Rani Pokhari: Conditions for Alternative Futures in a Monument Destroyed
233
Amanda Snellinger
Postdoctoral Research Associate, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford
Mobilising for What: A Discursive History of Nepal’s Youth Policy
234
Ajapa Sharma
M.A Modern History, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Modernity Multiplied: B.P Koirala’s Women Between Literature and Politics
235
Sudhindra Sharma
Executive Director, Interdisciplinary Analysts
Sujan Ghimire
Research Officer, Interdisciplinary Analysts
Bandana Gyawali Gautam
PhD Candidate, Department of Political and Economic Studies, University of Helsinki
Modernity Prior to the Era of Development: Forestry Management, Domestic Water Supply, and ‘Pragati’ during the Rana Period
236
Prakriti Thami, Sanjay Sharma and Neha Choudhary
Centre for the Study of Labour and Mobility, Nepal
Money Speaks: The Effects of Remittances on Caste-Based Discrimination
237
Richard Bownas
Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado, USA
Motivations for Christian Conversion Among Rural to Urban Migrants in the Kathmandu Valley
238
Sangay Tamang
PhD candidate, Department of Humanities and Social Science, Indian Institute of Technology, India
MULIKI AIN: An Invisible Burden for Nepalis in India
239
Swosti Rajbhandari Kayastha
Lecturer, MA Museology and Buddhist Collection, Lumbini Buddhist University, Nepal
Museums fulfilling a Socio-Political Cause
240
Sanjay Sharma
Research Associate, Centre for the Study of Labour and Mobility, Nepal
Manoj Paudel, Shreemanjari Tamrakar
Research Associate, Social Science Baha
Muted and Fragmented: Dalit Social Movement in Nepal
241
Anukta Gairola
PhD Candidate, University of Delhi, India
Nanda Devi: Goddess and Daughter
242
Prasansa Subba & Nagendra Prasad Luitel
Transcultural Psychosocial Organization(TPO), Nepal
Mark Jordans
Director, War Child Holland, Department of Research and Development
Kohrt Brandon
Professor of Psychiatry, Global Health, and Anthropology, Duke University
Narrative Approaches for Community Detection of Mental Health Problems in Chitwan, Nepal
243
Suraj Kushwaha
Undergraduate Student, Princeton University, USA
Nation Building at Altitude: How the Indian Military Sustains War on the Siachen Glacier
244
Kamal Devkota, Hemant Ojha & Kaustuv Raj Neupane
Southasia Institute of Advanced Studies (SIAS), Nepal
Bhaskar Vira & Eszter Kovacs
University of Cambridge
Negotiating Water Security: Dynamics of Up and Down Stream Water Management in Two Small Towns in Nepal’s Himalaya
245
Weijie Zhao
Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies Kyoto University, Japan
Neither ‘Pet’ Nor ‘Pest’: Exploring Individual Decision-Makings on Creative Usage of Space Among Himalayan Feral Dogs in Langtang, Nepal
246
Shangrila Joshi
The Evergreen State College, Olympia, USA
Neoliberalization, Climate Change, and Community Forestry in Nepal
247
Pratyoush Onta
Martin Chautari, Nepal
Nepal Sanskritik Parisad and the Circulation of Research in Immediate Post-Rana Nepal
248
Andrea Kölbel
PhD Candidate, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford
Nepal’s Change Agents: Educated Youth and their Involvements in the Local Labour Market
249
Dhana Hamal
Political Science Department, Alumna, University of Toronto, Canada
Nepal’s Federal Structure and Its Effects on Democratic Politics
250
Pawan Kumar Sen
Interdisciplinary Analysts, Patandhoka, Lalitpur
Nepal’s Transformation from Monarchism to Republicanism: In Views of General Public
251
Nabin Maharjan
PhD Candidate, Child and Youth Studies, Brock University, Canada
Thomas O’Neill
Professor, Department of Child and Youth Studies, Brock University, Canada
Nepalese Canadian Youth Civic Engagement: Young Nepalese Canadians Experiences In High School
252
Mahendra Lawoti
Professor, Department of Political Science, Western Michigan University, USA
Nepali Federalism: Quasi, Pseudo or Real?
253
Hema Kiruppalini
PhD student (History) at the National University of Singapore, Singapore
Nepali Migrants during the Cold War: Historicizing the Transnational Lives of Gurkha families in the Far East (1940s-1960s)
254
Nabin Maharjan
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Child and Youth Studies, Brock University, Canada
Nirdesh Shrestha
Trainer, Crystal Counseling Center
Palistha Sikhraka
Trainer/Counsellor, Environmental Camps for Conservation Awareness (ECCA), Lalitpur, Nepal
Pratap Adhikari
Consultant, YouMe Nepal
Roji Maharjan
Former coordinator, Counseling Psychology and Social Studies College (CPSSC), Kathmandu
Sarada Rana Magar
Social Mobilizer, Association for Rural Welfare Nepal (ARSOW Nepal), Banepa, Nepal
Saurav Rajbhandari
Independent Filmmaker
Sujan Oli
Social Entrepreneur
Nepali Youth’s Community Engagement in the Post-disaster Context: Myth or reality?
255
Tanka Subba
Vice-Chancellor, Sikkim University
Nepalis without Nepal: Migration, Livelihood and Identity
256
Krishna P. Adhikari
Research Fellow, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford
David Gellner
Chair, Britain-Nepal Academic Council
New Identity Politics and the 2012 Collapse of Nepal’s Constituent Assembly: When the Dominant becomes “Other”’
257
Amanda Taylor, Claire Blaser
Postgraduate (MA) Student, SOAS, London
Martin Brooks
Postgraduate Associate, SOAS, London
New Insights into Colonial Encounters in the Himalaya
258New Norms and Forms of Development: Following Financial and Technical Assistance in The Health Sector in Nepal
259
Todd John Wallenius
PhD Fellow, Danish School of Education, Aarhus University, Denmark
Stefan Lueder
Researcher, U.S. Fulbright Commission to Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal
New Perspectives on Education in the Himalaya: The Vision of Jaya Prithvi Bahadur Singh in the Early 20th Century Gorkha State
260
Ramji Prasad Adhikari
Lecturer, Faculty of Humanities and Social Engineering, Pokhara University
Rishikesh Pandey
School of Development and Social Engineering, Faculty of Social Sciences, Pokhara University
Not the Women but their Remittance Contribution is Acknowledged: Women Labour Migration and their Exclusion in Nepal
261
Katsuo Nawa
Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, The University of Tokyo
On ‘Thumcharu’: The Concept of ‘Tradition’ in Byans, Far Western Nepal
262
Ina Zharkevich
Lecturer, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford, UK
On Maoists, Christian Converts, and Irregular Migrants: hopelessness, temporality, and ‘existential mobility’ in rural Nepal.
263
Katsuo Nawa
Professor (Cultural Anthropology), Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, The University of Tokyo, Japan
On Three Basic ‘Ritual’ Gestures in Byans, Far Western Nepal
264
Nirmal Kumar Raut
Assistant Professor, Central Department of Economics, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Ryuichi Tanaka
Professor, Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Other Side of the Civil Conflict in Nepal: An Empirical Exploration into Health and Well-Being
265
Tashi Tewa Ghale
Graduate Student, Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Amrita Baramu
Independent Researcher, Nepal
Paradoxes of Indigenous Movement: Constitutional Openings and Baramu’s struggle
266
Christie Lai Ming Lam
Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University
Park, Hill Migration, and the Changes of Gender Relations of Rana Tharus in Far-western Nepal
267
Binda Pandey
Deputy Member, ILO
Participatory Democracy and Federalization of The Country – What does it mean for Feminist Political Agenda
268
Khem Raj Shreesh
Sudhindra Sharma
Executive Director, Interdisciplinary Analysts
Paul Collier and Nepal’s Prospects for Coming Out of the Conflict Trap
269
Kathryn Ruth Stam
Professor of Anthropology, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Utica, New York
Perspectives on Religious Identity, Caste, and Culture for Bhutanese-Nepali Refugee Families in the United States
270Plantation Patriarchy and Women Workers in the Himalayas: Experiences from Darjeeling Sikkim Himalayas
271
Birat Ghimire
Universal Consultancy Services Pvt. Ltd.
Sambeg Panthi
Pokhara University
Policy of Repair: MHP Development in Nepal
272
Sanjeev Dahal
PhD Scholar in Social Work at Boston College, MA, USA
Political Conflict, Natural Disaster and Displacement of Children and Evolution of Institutional Care of Children in Nepal
273
Sujeet Karn
Senior Researcher, Martin Chautari
Political Mobilisation and Borderland Brokers in Nepal’s Tarai
274
Sudeep Jana Thing
PhD Candidate, Faculty of Humanities at Curtin University, Western Australia
Politics of Conservation and Space: National Park and Sonaha Ethnic Minorities
275
Gérard Toffin
Emeritus Research Professor, CNRS (France)
Politics of culture and ethnic museums in Nepal
276
Dambar Chemjong
PhD Candidate (Anthropology), Cornell University, USA
Politics of Naming and Identity in Nepal
277
Sarah Speck, Ulrike Müller-Böker
Department of Geography, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Population Aging and Family Change: Effects on the Living Conditions of Older People in Rural Nepal
278
Shrochis Karki
PhD Candidate, International Development, University of Oxford
Positive Deviance: ‘Success’ in Unexpected Places
279
Sangita Thebe Limbu
Research Fellow, Martin Chautari
Post War Reconstruction, Transitional Justice and the Politics of Everyday Life: Case Study of Bardiya
280
Jessica DiCarlo
Master of Development Practice, University of California, Berkeley (expected)
Katie Epstein
Masters of Arts in Energy and Resources, University of California, Berkeley (expected)
Bikash Adhikari
Forest Action Nepal
Post-disaster Agroecological Transition: How the 2015 Nepali Earthquakes Impact Agricultural Adoption in Mid-montane Communities
281
Mahendra Lawoti
Professor, Department of Political Science, Western Michigan University, USA
Poverty, Diversity and Democracy: Breakdown, Erosion and Endurance in South Asia
282
Lok Ranjan Parajuli
Senior Researcher, Martin Chautari, Nepal
Power Play: An Intricate Story of the Founding of Nepal’s First University
283
Assistant Professor in English, St. Joseph’s College, Darjeeling
Balram Uprety
Presenting The Absence: A Contrapuntal Reading of the Maita in Nepali Teej Songs
284
Rajendra Pradhan
Managing Director, Nepā School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Nepal
Ruth Meinzen-Dick
Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute, USA
Sophie Theis
Research Analyst, International Food Policy Research Institute, USA
Property Rights, Intersectionality, and Women’s Empowerment: Examining the Meanings of Property for Women with Different Social Locations in Nepal
285Public Finance Dynamics in School Education in Nepal
286
Anand Teltumbde
Professor of Management, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India
Pursuing Equality in the Land of Hierarchy: Positive Discrimination Policies in India
287
Mangesh Angdembe
Project Coordinator, Transcultural Psychosocial Organization (TPO) Nepal
Kohrt Brandon
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Global Health, and Anthropology, Duke University
Mark Jordans
Director, War Child Holland, Department of Research and Development
Damodar Rimal & Nagendra Prasad Luitel
Transcultural Psychosocial Organization (TPO), Nepal
Qualitatively Exploring the Adaptation of Community Mental Health Services in Pyuthan, Nepal
288
Kumud Rana
PhD Candidate, College of Social Sciences PhD Studentship, University of Glasgow, UK
Queer Dissidence in Times of Revolution
289
Pushpa Palanchoke
MA. Ethnomusicology, Department of Music, Kathmandu University, Nepal
Ratyaulī- Musical Sexual Socialization at Ghyachok
290
Rajendra Raj Timilsina
PhD Candidate, School of Education, Kathmandu University, Nepal
Re-emergence of Gurukul in Nepal: Deconstructing Vedic Tradition for Girls
291
Wai-Man Tang
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Realities and Aspirations: Kabaddi Players in Far-West Nepal
292
Briana Mawby & Anna Applebaum
Hillary Rodham Clinton Research Fellows, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, USA
Rebuilding Nepal: Women’s Roles in Political Transition and Post-Disaster Recovery
293
Bina Limbu
Independent Researcher
Reconstruction and the Rise of One-roomed Houses in Rural Nepal
294
Sauharda Rai
PhD Student, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
Bonnie Nicole Kaiser
Assistant Professor, Anthropology, University of San Diego, USA
Brandon A. Kohrt
Charles and Sonia Akman Professor of Global Psychiatry, The George Washington University, USA
Recovery Narratives in Global Mental Health: Understanding the Benefits and Harms of Mental Health Service User’s Storytelling in Nepal
295
Janak Rai
Lecturer, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Rediscovering and Remaking of an Ancestral Place: Ritual, Place-Making and Indigenous Historical Agency in Nepal
296
Sara Parker and research team (TBC)
Reflecting on The Role of Diaries in Collaborative Action Research Opportunities and Challenges
297
Pooja Thapa
PhD Candidate, Sociology, Institute for Social and Economic Change, India
Religion and Development in Sikkim
298
Ram Tiwari
Master of Law, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Religion and Modernizing Imperatives of the Nepali State
299
Alfred Pach
Program Coordinator, RENEW International, 1232 George St. Plainfield, NJ, USA
Religion and Ritual in Contemporary Nepali Society: Expanding and Transforming Continuities in the Khalikhane Ritual Complex
300
James Sharrock
Independent researcher
Remote Response: International Humanitarianism and Nepal’s 2015 Earthquakes
301
Rukh B. Gurung
Research Assistant, Martin Chautari, Nepal
Reorganizing Resource for School Education: Reflecting on Earthquakes and Subsequent Crisis
302
Anup Shekhar Chakraborty
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and Political Studies, Netaji Institute for Asian Studies, India
Representing and Performing the Contested Trans-Himalayan ‘Shared heritages’ of ‘Gorkha’: Virtualisation of the Public Sphere and the Aesthetics of ‘being Gorkha’ in South Asia
303
Rashmi Upadhyay
PhD candidate, Department of Anthropology, NEHU and Aarhus University
Return of the Nepalese Coal Mine Migrant Workers
304
Chiranjibi Bhandari
Assistant Professor, Department of Conflict, Peace and Development Studies, Tribhuvan University
Revisiting Ex- Combatants: Past Assumptions and Present Realities
305
Vijay Jayshwal
Teaching Faculty, Kathmandu School of Law
Roshana Parajuli & Ankita Tripathi
BA. LLB, Kathmandu School of Law, Nepal
Right to Privacy vs National Security, Law and Order: A Comparative Study of Constitutional Provision of Nepal and India
306
Harsha Man Maharjan
Researcher, Media Research Unit, Martin Chautari
Rise and fall of High Level Information Technology Commission in Nepal
307
Gaurav Shrestha
Education Counselor & Writer at Backbenchers™ Gurgaon, India
Rituals and Mediating Space/s (An Eclectic Approach): An anecdotal (re)search for festivals in Kathmandu Valley (Multiplicity of ethnographic instances)
308
Manoj Suji & Nilima Rai
Research Associate, Social Science Baha
Sambriddhi Kharel
Independent Researcher
Role of Actors and Institutions in Translating the 2030 Agenda for Gender Equality Commitments in National Discourse: A Case Study of Nepal
309
Sanju Koirala
Senior Program Officer (Water, Energy and Gender), Policy Entrepreneurs Incorporated, Bakundole, Lalitpur, Nepal
Shristi Shakya
Research Associate, Policy Entrepreneurs Incorporated (PEI), Bakundole, Lalitpur, Nepal
Role of Migration in Driving Water Induced Disaster
310
Lagan Rai
Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, Post Graduate College, Biratnagar (Tribhuvan University)
Rural Roads Matters: Debate and Practice of Road Building in the Eastern Plains of Nepal
311
Miranda Weinberg
PhD Candidate, Educational Linguistics and Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania
Schooling Languages: Investigating Language-in-Education Policies and Educational Aspirations in Jhapa District, Nepal
312
Alba Castellsagué
PhD Candidate, Socio‐Cultural Anthropology, Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona (UAB)
Schooling, Gender and Mobility in Nepal: At The Crossroads towards Development?
313
Lokranjan Parajuli
Senior Researcher, Martin Chautari, Kathmandu
Schools as an Arena of Struggle: Reexamining the Panchayat Era Politics of Education
314
Ang Sanu Lama
Research Associate, Social Science Baha, Nepal
Secondary Level Organization and Exclusion in Community Forestry: A Case Study of Federation of Community Forestry Users, Nepal (FECOFUN)
315Securing the status quo: donors, development and reconstruction in post-war Nepal
316
Bal Krishna Khadka
Assistant Professor, School of Management, Kathmandu University, Nepal
Pranaya Sthapit
Researcher, Interdisciplinary Analysts, Kathmandu
Sudhindra Sharma
Executive Director, Interdisciplinary Analysts, Kathmandu
Self Help Group’s Effects on Women’s Empowerment
317
Amy Leigh Johnson
PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology and School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University, USA
Settler Sensibilities and Environmental Change: The Unmaking of a Malarial Landscape in the Far West Tarai
318Sexing the State: Negotiating Sexual Politics in Naya Nepal
319
Shubha Kayastha
MA Student, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Sexuality of Women with Physical Disabilities: Experience and Realities
320
Dipti Sherchan
Graduate Student, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois – Chicago
Shifting Imaginations: Contemporary Arts Education and Practices in Nepal
321
Kanako Nakagawa
Research Fellow, Japan Society for Promotion of Science, Graduate School of Asia African Area Studies, Kyoto University
Shifts in the Strategy of Caste-Representation: Links between Commercial Negotiations in the Meat Markets and Identity Politics
322
Susan Clarke
PhD Candidate, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Australia
Sit up to feed your baby and you will have no problem…An Explanatory Model of Childhood Ear Disease and Gender Inequality in Jumla
323
Young Hoon Oh
Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, University of California, USA
Social Connectivity: ‘New’ Sherpas and the Recent Evolution of Himalayan Mountaineering
324
Sanjaya Mahato
PhD Fellow at Graduate School for Social Research (GSSR), Polish Academic of Sciences, Warsaw
Social Costs and Benefits of Party Switching in Nepal
325
Hilary Silver
Professor of Sociology, Brown University, Rhode Island, USA
Social Inclusion and Affirmative Action: Conceptual and Policy Distinctions
326
Amar BK
PhD Candidate, Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh
Social Injustice and Emerging Subaltern Religiosity Nepal
327
Arjun Kharel
Researcher, Social Science Baha
Social Perception, Media Representation, and the Policies of Female Labor Migration in Nepal
328
Claire Martinus
Pedagogic Assistant, Anthropology and Sociology, UMONS-ESHS
Social Rules and Uses in Public Spaces in Kathmandu
329
Jailab Rai
Lecturer (Anthropology), Central Department of Sociology Anthropology, Tribhuvan University
Social Space of Indigenous Peoples in Forestry Sector Public Discourses in Nepal
330
Arjun Bahadur BK
Independent Researcher
Social Stratification and Dalit Leadership in Nepal: An Ethnographic Study of a Village in Western Nepal
331
Shrey Shahi
Doctoral candidate in History at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Some aspects of agrarian challenges of Gorkahli government: from later half of the 18th century to the first half of 19th century
332
Bryony Whitmarsh
Senior Lecturer, School of Architecture, University of Portsmouth, UK
Staging Memories at the Narayanhiti Palace Museum
333
Gaurav Lamichhane
MA South Asian Studies, University of Heidelberg
State Recognition and Emerging Trends of Modernization of Tibetan Medicine in Nepal
334
Jeevan Baniya
Assistant Director, Social Science Baha, Kathmandu, Nepal
State-Society Relationships After Nepal’s 2015 Earthquakes
335
Pitamber Sharma
Former Vice-Chair, National Planning Commission and former Professor of Geography, Tribhuvan University
Strategic Plan for the Proposed Social Science Research Council in Nepal
336
Susan Clarke
PhD candidate, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales
Structural violence, health and the lives of women in Jumla
337
Tulsi Ram Pandey
Associate Professor, Central Department of Sociology/Anthropology, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal
Subject Citizen Identity and Class: Contesting Dimensions of Social Inequality and the Implication of Affirmative Action for Change
338
Ashley K. Hagaman
PhD Candidate, Anthropology and Global Health, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, MPH
Uden Maharjan
Thammasat University, Thailand
Suicide Surveillance and Health Systems: How Nepali Institutions Frame a Growing Public Health Burden
339
Yangchen Dolker
Research Associate, Social Science Baha
Khem Raj Shreesh
Social Science Baha
Summer Farmers, Winter Traders: Loba’s Adaptation through Changing Socio-Political Times
340
Ratna Saha
Research Scholar, Centre for Himalayan Studies, University of North Bengal, India
Sustainability of Smallholder Women Tea growers in Ilam District of Eastern Nepal
341
Devendra Chauhan, Vishal Singh, Anvita Pandey & Rajesh Thadani
Centre for Ecology, Development and Research (CEDAR), India
Ngamindra Dahal
Southasia Institute of Advanced Studies (SIAS), Nepal
Sustainability of Water Supply in Hill Towns in The Himalayas
342
Rekha Khatri
Senior Qualitative Research Officer I, Health Research and Social Development Forum (HERD), Nepal
Ian Harper
Senior Lecturer & Head of Anthropology, Social Anthropology, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh, UK
The ‘Computer Janch’ for TB: Rolling Out of Gene Xpert in Nepal
343
Sabin Ninglekhu
Member, Editorial Board, New Angle: NepalJournal of Social Science and Public Policy
The City as a Bourgeois Desire
344
Tashi Tshering Ghale ‘Dolpo’
Social Science Baha
The Contested Local Elections
345
Jinglu Song
Department of Urban Planning and Design, Xi'an Jiaotong- Liverpool University, Hong Kong
Bo Huang
Institute of Space and Earth Information Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T
Rishikesh Pandey
School of Development and Social Engineering, Pokhara University, Pokhara, Nepal
The Determinants of Disaster–Resilience in the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal: An Assessment of Recovery, Reconstruction and Resilience in Nepal after 2015 Earthquake
346
Liana E. Chase
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Global Health Department of Anthropology, Durham University, UK
The Double-Edged Sword of ‘Community’ in Community Mental Health: Reflections from Nepal’s Himalayan Foothills
347
Shak Bahadur Budhathoki
Education Coordinator, Mercy Corps, Lalitpur, Nepal
The Dynamics of Financial Accountability in Nepal’s Community Schools
348
Shak Bahadur Budhathoki
Associate Researcher, Martin Chautari, Nepal
The Dynamics of Financial Accountability in Nepal’s Community Schools
349
Gregory Pierce
PhD Candidate, Human Ecology, LUCID Research Centre, Lund University, Sweden
The Embodiments of Ice and Bone: Dualistic Ideologies, ‘Permanence Through Certainty’, and The Phenomenology of Being of Dolpo
350
Youba Raj Luintel
Central Department of Sociology, Tribhuvan University
The Expanding and Consolidating ‘Middle Class’ in Contemporary Nepal
351
Dinesh Paudel
Assistant Professor, Department of Sustainable Development, Appalachian State University, USA
Philippe Le Billon
Professor, Department of Geography & Liu Institute for Global Issues, University of British Columbia, Canada
The Geopolitics of Post-Earthquake Reconstruction in Nepal
352
Kapil Dahal
Lecturer, Central Department of Sociology/Anthropology, Tribhuvan University
Ian Harper
Professor of Anthropology of Health and Development, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh
Sushil Baral
Health Research and Social Development Forum (HERD)
Rekha Khatri
Independent Researcher
The Global Fund in Nepal
353
Neha Choudhary
Independent Researcher
The Gurkha Wives of United Kingdom: Challenges to Social Integration
354
Seira Tamang
Director of Research, Martin Chautari, Kathmandu
The Hindu State, Women’s Activism and The Cultural Coding of Sexual Violence and Impunity in Nepal
355
Meena Acharya
Team Leader, UN Women research on progress of women in Nepal
The National Market under a Federal System, Ensuring Equal Playing Field for Women
356
Michael Baltutis
Assistant Professor, Department of Religious Studies & Anthropology, University of Wisconsin, USA
The Nepalese Indra Festival as Index of Contemporary Political Life
357
Michael Hutt
Professor of Nepali and Himalayan Studies, SOAS, University of London
The Nepali Poetry of the 2015 Earthquakes and their Aftermath
358
Ajaya N Mali
Tutor, Nepā School of Social Sciences and Humanities
The Newar Town and the Festival
359
Neha Sharma
MPhil Candidate, Sikkim University, India
Swati Akshay Sachdeva
Associate Professor, Sikkim University
The Other World Connection: A Study of the ‘Thread Cross’ Ceremony in Sikkim
360
Tracy Fehr Sardone
PhD Student (Sociology), University of Colorado Boulder, USA
The Patriarchy of Reconstruction: An Intersectional Analysis of Widowhood in Post-Earthquake Nepal
361
Sanjay Sharma
Research Associate, Centre for the Study of Labour and Mobility
The Political Economy of Migration Process: A ‘Distorted’ Rational Choice of Nepali Labour Migrants
362
Prem Chalaune
Lecturer, Central Department of Sociology/Anthropology, Tribhuvan University
The Politics behind Indigenous Rhetoric in Nepal
363
Shyam B. Kunwar
Central Department of Anthropology, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
The Politics of the Road: Ethnography of Charikot-Singati-Lamabager Road of Dolakha, Central Nepal
364
Feyzi Ismail
Senior Teaching Fellow, Department of Development Studies, SOAS, University of London, UK
The Post-war Direction in Nepal: Deepening Capital, Deepening Inequality
365
Michael C. Baltutis
Associate Professor, South Asian Religions, Department of Religious Studies & Anthropology, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, USA
The Public Life of a Royal Scribe: Displaying Indra’s Flag in 18th Century Kathmandu
366
Nawaraj Upadhaya
Emerald Project Coordinator, Transcultural Psychosocial Organization Nepal
The Role of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support NGOs: Reflections from Post Conflict Nepal
367
Ramesh Rai & Pratyoush Onta
Martin Chautari
The Saga of a Transition: The Efforts to ‘Rightsize’ Tribhuvan University in Post-Panchayat Nepal
368
Anisha Bhattarai
Research Associate, Social Science Baha, Kathmandu, Nepal
The Samdhis in intermarriages: A study of evolving marriage practice between Bahun and Newar
369
Glenn C Loury
Merton Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences and Professor of Economics, Brown University, Rhode Island, USA
The Simple Economics of Affirmative Action Policies
370
Noah Coburn
Faculty Member, Bennington College
Dawa Tshering Sherpa
Independent Researcher
The Socio Economic Impact of British Army Recruitment in Nepal
371
Kalyan Bhandari
Lecturer in Events, Hospitality & Tourism, School of Business and Enterprise, University of the West of Scotland, UK
The Sociology of Mt Everest
372
Nabin Maharjan
PhD Candidate, Department of Child and Youth Studies, Brock University, Ontario, Canada
Richard C. Mitchell
Professor of Child and Youth Studies, Brock University, Ontario, Canada
The UNCRC and Global Childhoods: Transdisciplinary Reflections from Nepal
373
Sanjaya Mahato
Independent Researcher
Pooja Chaudhary
Advocate affiliated with the Nepal Bar Association
Dogendra Tumsa & Bipin Upadhyaya
Statistician, Social Science Baha
The Untouchables: Prevalence of Sexual Relationship during Menstrual Period
374
Shak B. Budhathoki
Associate Researcher, Martin Chautari, Kathmandu
The Use and Misuse of State Resources in Nepal’s Public Schools
375
Aidan Seale-Feldman
Postdoctoral Research Associate and Lecturer, Bioethics Program, University of Virginia, VA, USA
Thinking with Ghosts: Bhut laagyo, Hysteria, and the Politics of Conceptualization
376
Zsóka Gelle
Independent Researcher
Tibetan Sources on the Political and Religious Contacts Between Tibet, Yolmo and the Kathmandu Valley in the 17-18th Century
377
Sanjaya Mahato
Researcher, Social Science Baha
Pooja Chaudhary
Research Assistant, Social Science Baha, Nepal
Token Versus Team Work: Women in the Local Bodies of Nepal 2017
378
Vishnu Tandon
PhD Candidate in Political Science, École Des Hautes Études En Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris, France
Towards Federal Democracy: Participatory Planning in Post – War Federal setting of Nepal
379
Snigdha Bhatta
Junior Associate, Unity Law Firm & Consultancy, Nepal
Traditional Knowledge in the Himalayas: A Call for an Exploration in Policy Discourse and the Need for a National Regulatory Framework
380
Kishan Harijan
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Presidency University, Kolkata
Trans-himalayan Commercial and Cultural Interactions: A Case Study of Colonial Darjeeling Himalaya
381
Rajiv Ghimire
PhD Student, Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University, Arizona, USA
Transdisciplinary approach for Climate Change Adaptation: A study of Gandaki River Basin
382
Sushila Chatterjee Nepali & Kanchan Lama
Women Leading for Change in Natural Resources, Nepal
Transformation in Gender Norms for Innovation and Development in Agriculture and NRM Sector: A Case Study of Jajarkot, Myagdi and Devdaha, Nepal
383
Izumi Morimoto
Professor, Faculty of International Studies, Meiji Gakuin University, Yokohama, Japan
Transforming and dispersing sarangi; From avatar of the Gandharba to opportunity to change society
384
Krista Billingsley
Ph.D. Candidate, Anthropology, University of Tennessee
Transitional Justice in Nepal: Perspectives of Nepalis Affected by Conflict as Children
385
Sara Bertotti
PhD Student, SOAS, London
Translating Hybridity and Change: The 2006 Comprehensive Peace Accord of Nepal
386
Andrew Haxby
PhD candidate, University of Michigan
Transparency and Disaster: Tales from the Reconstruction of Post-Earthquake Nepal
387
Young Hoon Oh
Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, Department of Religious Studies, University of California
Transregionalism, Hierarchy, and Belonging Dynamics in Himalayan Mountain Tourism
388
Vikas Paudel, Dharma S Manandhar, Bhim P Shrestha
Mother and Infant Research Activities (MIRA), Kathmandu, Nepal
Naomi Saville, Joanna Morrison, Kristen Ormston
UCL Institute for Global Health, London, UK
Understanding Nutritional Behaviour of Pregnant and Postpartum Women in Dhanusha District, Nepal
389
Lata Gautam
Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK
Agatha Grela
University of West London, UK
Jaya Satyal & Sharad Gajuryal
Annapurna Neurological Institute and Allied Sciences, Nepal
Understanding the Nature of Sexual Assault Cases in Nepal Through a Forensic Lens
390
Binayak Sundas
PhD Candidate, Centre for Historical Studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
Understanding the Success of the Gorkha Expansion in the 18th Century: Going Beyond Prithvi Narayan Shah
391
Shishir Lamichhane
Research Officer, Law and Policy Forum for Social Justice, Nepal
Universal Human Rights Versus Domestic Courts: Rethinking The Cultural Relativist Debate In Nepal
392
Bishnu Pandey
Faculty, Civil Engineering, British Columbia Institute of Technology, Canada
Untangling the Technology-society Knot: An Engineer’s Social Scientific Observations of the Post-Earthquake Reconstruction Process in Rural Nepal
393
Bandita Sijapati, Sambriddhi Kharel & Anish Bhandari
Social Science Baha
Urbanization and the Transient Migrant Labourer
394
Obindra B. Chand
Qualitative Research Officer, HERD International Kathmandu, Nepal
Shophika Regmi
Manager, Monitoring and Evaluation, HERD International
Abriti Arjyal
Research Coordinator, HERD International
Chandani Kharel
Research Manager, HERD International
Sushil C. Baral
Managing Director, HERD International
Use of Data for Decision Making in Planning Process of Local Health System in Nepal: A Critical Note on Problems and Prospects
395
Taranath Sapkota, Inge Houkes, Hans Bosma
Department of Social Medicine, Research School CAPHRI, Maastricht University, Netherlands
Vicious circle of chronic disease and poverty: a qualitative study of present-day Nepal
396
Raktim Patar
Assistant Professor of History, Gargaon College, Sivasagar, Assam
Village Administration among the Tiwa: A Discourse on The Loroship
397
Frederic Moronval
Research Laboratory Dylis, Normandy University, Rouen, France
Vitality of language and religion among the Newars in the Kathmandu Valley
398
Nokmedemla Lemtur
PhD Candidate, Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Voices from the Mountain: Hidden Transcripts and Transculturation of Labour in the Nanga Parbat and Everest Expeditions (1922-1939)
399
Beth Prosnitz
PhD Candidate in Sociology, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Waiting for Land: The Social Significance of Waiting in the Land Revenue Office
400
Chetan Agarwal
Centre for Ecology, Development and Research (CEDAR), India
Tikeshwari Joshi & Kaustuv R. Neupane
Southasia Institute of Advanced Studies (SIAS), Nepal
Water Catchments and Water Users: Zoning, Negotiations and Other Mechanisms for Water Security in The Urbanizing Himalayas
401Water Security, Ecosystem Services and Livelihoods in the Himalayas
402
Christopher Butler
PhD candidate, Department of Sociology, University of California, Santa Cruz
Water Unites, Water Divides: Resistance to the West Seti and Upper Karnali Dams in Nepal
403
Mahendra Lawoti
Professor, Department of Political Science, Western Michigan University
When Do Minorities Get Autonomy, And When Do They Not? Marginalized Groups and Movements for Federal Autonomy in Nepal
404
Abha Lal
Independent Researcher/ Desk Editor, The Record
When There Was a King There Was Unity: An Exploration of Nostalgia for the Monarchy
405
Joanna Morrison
Senior Research Associate, University College London Institute for Global Health, University College London
Who Participates?: Examining Socio-demographic Differences in a Community Mobilisation Intervention to Improve Maternal and Newborn Survival in Dhanusha and Makwanpur Districts
406
Anne Mocko
Association of Nepal and Himalayan Studies (ANHS); Committee for the Study of Religions of India (CSRI); American Academy of Religion (AAR)
Who Sees the Sacred Vest? Ritual, Politics, and the Recasting Bhoto Jatra during Nepal’s Interim Period
407
Jeevan Baniya
Assistant Director, Social Science Baha
Tracy Ghale
Senior Research Associate, Social Science Baha
Nilima Rai
Research Associate, Social Science Baha
Amit Gautam
Research Associate, Social Science Baha
Lacchindra Maharjan
Save the Children, Nepal
Why Children Matter: Vulnerabilities and Needs of Children in Disasters
408
Pauline Limbu
Graduate Student (Anthropology), Cornell University, USA
Will it deliver? Women’s Rights through Land Rights
409
Sanjaya Mahato
PhD Candidate, Graduate School for Social Research (GSSR), Institute of Philosophy and Sociology – Polish Academic of Sciences (IFiSPAN)
Women and Competency in Electoral Competitions in the Nepalese Elections after 1990
410
Laxmi Dhungel
PhD candidate, Kathmandu University School of Arts
Women Educational Migrants Return to Nepal and Their Role in Transforming Society ‘Gharki Le Ghar Garnu, Marda Le Chari Khanu’
411
Ram Narayan Shrestha
PhD Candidate, South Asian University, India
Work-related Migration Aspirations in Youths of Nepal: An Empirical Analysis
412
Surabhi Pudasaini
Founder, Galli Galli
Writing Gendered Citizenship: Rights and Tactical Alliances in Nepal’s Constitution Drafting