Contributions to Nepalese Studies

Articles from Vol. 30, No. 1, January

Ethnobotanical Notes on Thangmi Plant Names and Their Medicinal and Ritual Uses
Introduction Over the past six years, in the course of documenting the grammar of the Thangmi language, I have found the lexicon to be replete with indigenous names for local flora and fauna. Many of these indigenous terms are falling into disuse,...
In the Wake of Commercialised Entertainment: An Inquiry into the State of Masked Dance-Dramas in the Kathmandu Valley (1)
Manifestations of goddess circles within the Kathmandu Valley are manifold. Most influential for their development and conception were locally shaped traditions flourishing within the Newar community. The goddesses, generally addressed as matrka/mai...
Nepalese in Tibet: A Case Study of Nepalese Half-Breeds (1856-1956)
Introduction History of Nepal-Tibet relations can be traced from the ancient period. One of the substantive attributes of historical intercourse between the two trans-Himalayan countries was the growth of Nepalese half-breeds or Khacharas. Geo-politic...