Social science news from and about Nepal

February 2020 | Vol 2, No 3


Nanda R. and Pamela L. Shrestha Lecture Series: Honouring Nepal Scholars - 2
Dipak Gyawali

Toni Hagen
The Journey from Development Expertise to Social Relevance
3 pm | 12 February 2020 (Wednesday) | Yala Maya Kendra, Patan Dhoka
Dipak Gyawali is currently Pragya (Academician) of the Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), and guest senior research scholar with the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria.
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The Mahesh Chandra Regmi Lecture 2020
Ranabir Samaddar

‘The Urban Turn’
4 pm | 20 February 2020 (Thursday) | Hotel Shanker, Lazimpat
Ranabir Samaddar is currently the Distinguished Chair in Migration and Forced Migration Studies, Calcutta Research Group, Kolkata, India.
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BNAC PhD Dissertation Prize
Britain-Nepal Academic Council (BNAC) invites applications for its ‘PhD Dissertation Prize’ for 2020.
Application deadline: 29 February 2020
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Dhaulagiri Journal of Sociology and Anthropology
Vol 13, 2019
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Journal of Political Science
Vol 19, 2019
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Social Inquiry
Journal of Social Science Research
Vol 1, No 1, 2019
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Agricultural Transformation in Nepal
Trends, Prospects and
Policy Options

Edited by
Ganesh Thapa,
Anjani Kumar 
P.K. Joshi
Springer, 2019

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Bhagyabad ra Bikas
Aadhunikikaran Hetu Nepalko Jamarko
(in Nepali)
Dor Bahadur Bista (translated by
Basanta Thapa
Family of Dor Bahadur Bista, 2020

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B.P. Koiralako Diary (2008-2013)
(in Nepali)
Edited by
Padam Bahadur Thapa
Shikha Books, 2019
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Female Farmers of Nepal
Invisible but Emergent Primary Farmers
Subarna L. Malla Singh Joshi
Vajra Publications, 2019

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Ganatantrako Yatra
Bandi Britanta
(in Nepali)
Narhari Acharya
Sangrila Books, 2019

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Jureli Darshan
Sanskritiwidd Satyamohan Joshi Sambandhi Anusandhanmulak Kriti
(in Nepali)

Anil Poudel
Sanskritik Sansthan, 2019
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Nepali Prawasan
Niyati ra Rahar
(in Nepali)

Dambar Krishna Shrestha
Himal Books for
The Centre for the Study of Labour and Mobility, 2020

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Trials, Tremors and Hope
The Political Economy of Contemporary Nepal

Ram Sharan Mahat
Adroit Publishers, 2019

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Women of the
‘Third World’
What Can We Learn from Them?
Claude W. Bobillier
Vajra Publications, 2019
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Toni Hagen
Photos of Kathmandu Valley 1950-1960

Nepal Heritage Society
Edited by Katrin Hagen,
text by Poonam Rajya Laxmi Rana
Vajra Publications, 2019

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Journal Articles

Brokering Labour
The Politics of Markets in the Kathmandu Construction Industry
Dan V. Hirslund
Ethnography, 2019
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God, King, and Subject
On the Development of Composite Political Cultures in the Western Himalaya,
circa 1800–1900

Arik Moran
The Journal of Asian Studies, 78:3, 2019
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Himalayan Futures
Tourism and the Anticipation of Development
Rune Bolding Bennike
Canadian Journal of Development Studies, 2019
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Indigenous Knowledge of Traditional Foods and Food Literacy Among Youth
Insights from Rural Nepal
Hom Gartaula, Kirti Patel, Shailesh Shukla & Rachana Devkota
Journal of Rural Studies, 73, 2020
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Rural Household’s Allocation of Remittances in Agriculture in Nepal
Prem Bhandari
Global Journal of Agricultural and Allied Sciences, 1:1, 2019
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The Material Politics of Citizenship
Struggles over Resources, Authority and Belonging in the New Federal Republic of Nepal
Andrea J. Nightingale, Lutgart Lenaerts, Ankita Shrestha,
Pema Norbu Lama 'Tsumpa'
Hemant R. Ojha
South Asia: The Journal of South Asian Studies, 42:5, 2019
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The Reliability and Stability of Measures of Individuals' Values and Beliefs Concerning Developmental Idealism in Nepal
Arland Thornton, Dirgha Ghimire,
Young-DeMarco & Prem Bhandari
Sociology of Development, 5:3, 2019
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Trans-Himalayan Power Corridors
Infrastructural Politics and China's Belt and Road Initiative in Nepal
Galen Murton & Austin Lord
Science Direct, 77, 2020
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Book chapters

Country Studies on Mountain Agriculture Development: Nepal
Rabindra Subedi & Manoj Kumar Yadav
In Mountain Agriculture: Opportunities for Harnessing Zero Hunger in Asia, edited by Zuan Li, Mahmoud El Solh  & Kadambot H.M. Siddique
Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, 2019
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Gender-Inclusive Energy
The Nepal Case
Reihana Mohideen
In Women and the Energy Revolution in Asia
Palgrave Pivot, 2020
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Local Government and School Education in Federal Nepal
(in Nepali)
Research Brief No 28
Martin Chautari, 2019
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‘Writing as an Activism’
Barefoot Research Initiative in Nepal
Research Brief No 29
Martin Chautari, 2020
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Austin Lord
Special Collection on Volumetric Sovereignty, Society & Space, 2019
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To Access is to Benefit
Making Sense of the Enterprise of Access to the Internet
Research Brief No 27
Martin Chautari, 2019
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