Contributions to Nepalese Studies

Articles from Vol. 28, No. 2, July

Call Me Uncle: An Outsider's Experience of Nepali Kinship. (Research Note)
Introduction The kinship terminology of any language is a natural meeting point for the disciplines of anthropology and linguistics. The manner in which people construct and understand their relationships with others has a direct impact on the words...
Functional Base Analysis of Tansen Municipal Town. (Research Note)
Introduction Municipal town or urban locality, according to the 1991 population census of Nepal (CBS 1994), is defined as town that contains inhabitants above 9,000 (1). By defining it as incorporated town, it acquires a status of an independent...
Mobility and Agrarian Change in Central Nepal (1)
Central Nepal has been a region subjected much to the influence of mobility of its inhabitants since about 200 years ago. But its role has become crucial in recent times, mainly because of limited resources and economic opportunities in hill villages....
Process and Characteristics of Urbanisation in Nepal
Introduction Urbanisation refers to increasingly large number of people living in small places and basically engaged in non-agricultural activities, which depends on development of industrialization, infrastructure within cities, towns and their...
Saano Dumre Revisited: Changing Models of Illness in a Village of Central Nepal (1)
Introducion Nearly 25 years ago, anthropologist Harvey Blustain published an article introducing the various levels of medicine in the central Nepali village of Saano Dumre. This well cited article has become somewhat of a landmark piece in Nepali...
Teaching of International Relations in Nepal (1)
Introduction International relations has been taught in Nepal for over the last 40 years, but has never emerged as an independent discipline on its own. There are a number of factors responsible for this situation, among which include the political...
The Morphology of the Maithili Conjunctive Participle? (Research Note)
i ke bataha kavi bhanga pibi svagata this who crazy poet hemp drink -CP welcome basanta achi gabi rahala? Kancinatha Jha `Kirana' spring AUX sing IMPERF ASP `Who is this crazy poet singing...
The State of Child Labour in Nepal
Introduction Since the last two decades the child labour has been increasing in Nepal. As the tendency of children to work both inside and outside home increases, the issues have also been raising from the various sectors with different approaches....