Contributions to Nepalese Studies

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 2, July

An Emic Critique of Austine Waddell's Buddhism and Lamaism of Tibet - a Gross Misrepresentation of the Vajrayana of Tibet
In this review I would like to make the general Nepalese scholars aware that Buddhism and Lamaism of Tibet by Austine Waddell cannot and should not be taken as an authoritative book of "Tibetan Buddhism" (as it is well known as) but which I call Vajrayana...
A Note on Some Typical Architectural Designs of Western Nepal
Introduction Western Nepal, including the whole mountainous and hilly regions, was prosperous during the rule of Khasa King from the twelfth century to fourteenth century A. D. The political hegemony where Khasa King ruled all over the hilly regions...
Dusyanta and Sakuntala in the 1980s: Madhava Ghimire's Sakuntala Giti-Nataka
Treating topics from the store house of classical Sanskrit is one of the characteristic features of Nepali literature. (1) Its very beginning with Bhanubhakta carries a theme from Sanskrit epic literature, namely the famous Ramayana. The trend became...
Jesthavarna Mahavihara of Lalitpur: History and Evolution. (Research Note)
Introduction Jestharana Mahavihara, a prominent baha of Newar Buddhists of Lalitpur is commonly known as Tanga Baha or Caku Baha. Its Sanskrit name, Jesthavarna Mahavihara, indicates its reputation as one of the oldest and principal bahas in Lalitpur....
Language Politics in Nepal
Introduction The worldwide process of democratization, the recent global thrust on human rights, peace and participatory democracy, the politics of foreign aid, the growing number of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and international non-governmental...
Protest Poetry: The Voice of Conscience. (Research Note)
"They say: If you see a slave sleeping, Do not wake him lest he be dreaming of freedom But I say: If you see a slave sleeping, Wake him! And explain to him freedom." Kahlil Gibran Protest poets throughout the...
The Function and Meaning of Combs in the Newar Culture (Nepal) (1)
The head is the first part of the human body we focus on to evaluate the character of persons before we interact with them. People consciously try to improve their appearances by combing their hair and decorating the head in beautiful styles, often...