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Land and Social Change in East Nepal: A Study of Hindu-Tribal Relations (Second Edition, with a Postscript)
Creator’s Description: This book examines the relations between the Limbus, an indigenous "tribal" people, and the Hindus who have entered their region during the past two hundred years. It d...
Land and Social Change in East Nepal: A Study of Hindu-Tribal Relations
Creator’s Description: This book examines the relations between the Limbus, an indigenous "tribal" people, and the Hindus who have entered their region during the past two hundred years. It d...
The Status, Powers and Functions of Rajas and Rajautas during the Nineteenth Century Nepal in the Light of Contemporary Documents
The article discusses the status, powers, and functions of Rajas and Rajautas in nineteenth-century Nepal in the light of contemporary documents. The author writes that the actual number of the Rajas ...
Warrior Gentlemen: “Gurkhas” in the Western Imagination
Creator’s Description: In recent years there has been a growing interest in how non-Western peoples are depicted in the literatures of the West. This study eschews the tendency to regard virt...
Warrior Gentlemen: “Gurkhas” in the Western Imagination
Creator’s Description: In recent years there has been a growing interest in how non-Western peoples are depicted in the literatures of the West. This study eschews the tendency to regard virt...
In the Hidden Valley of the White Conch: The Inscription of a Bhutanese Pure Land
Creator's Description: This article examines a relatively recent (1974) inscription from a Ma ṇi gdung 'khor lha khang near U rgyan phug, Bhutan, and connects it to a much older site in Lho b...
Arriving Ahead of Time: The Ma ’das sprul sku and Issues of Sprul sku Personhood
Creator's Description: A ma ’das sprul sku is a non-hereditary reincarnate lama (sprul sku) who assumes his or her predecessor’s status, but who takes birth before his or her ...
The Jiaqing Emperor’s Magnificent Record of the Western Tour
Creator's Description: The Qing Jiaqing Emperor’s Magnificent Record of the Western Tour (xixun shengdian), published in 1812, is the last “magnificent record” of the Qing d...
A Brief Survey of the Organization and Structure of Nepali Law Courts during the Third Quarter of the Nineteenth Century
This article analyzes the organization and structure of Nepali law courts during the third quarter of the nineteenth century. The article discusses the work of Shri Satis Kumar who wrote Rana Polit...
Criminal Cases and Their Punishments Before and During the Period of Jang Bahadur
The article discusses the Nepalese legal system of the past, mainly focusing on criminal cases and punishments before and during the period of Jung Bahadur Rana. Ancient Nepal did not have strong judi...
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