Contributions to Nepalese Studies

Articles from Vol. 31, No. 2, July

A Method for Estimating Infant Mortality Rate for Nepal
Introduction Infant mortality rate (IMR) is an important indicator of social development of a nation. It is widely used for assessing socio-economic and health situation in developing countries (Chandra Sekhar 1972: 77; Jain and Visaria 1988). Measurement...
Cultural Diversity and Pluralism in Nepal: Emerging Issues and the Search for a New Paradigm
Background The management of cultural pluralism and diversity has become a focus of attention because of their universal existence in terms of race, religion, language, cultural differences, etc. in most of the world's nation states. In Nepal, particularly...
Nepalisation of an Indian Industry: The Fast Evolving (and Dismantling) Ready-Made Garment Industry of Nepal
The exportable ready-made garment industry of Nepal is an industry suffering from two major fallacies. The first fallacy, which prevails in the policy and academic discourse, is the one that depicts it to be a shadow of the Indian garment industry....
On Diachronic Origins of Converbs in Maithili
Introduction The converb (also termed 'absolutive', 'purvakalika kriya', and 'conjunctive participle') is one of the characteristic devices to linking sequences of clauses to the host clause in Maithili. The converb in Maithili is a linguistically...
When Folk Culture Met Print Culture: Some Thoughts on the Commercialisation, Transformation and Propagation of Traditional Genres in Nepali (1)
Introduction At first glance, print culture may appear to be the antithesis of folk culture. After all, print culture depends on industrial and economic structures far removed from the simple village culture which the term 'folk' tends to invoke....