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Sex and Motherhood among the Brahmins and Chhetris of East-Central Nepal
The article discusses sex and motherhood among the brahmins and chhetris of east-central Nepal. The article attempts to give some sense of the lives of mothers and their pre-school children in a rural...
Introduction
This is the note from the editor's desk on a special issue of the Contribution to Nepalese Studies journal. It is the first of a series of special numbers of this journal devoted to topics of i...
Review of Christoph Von Fűrer-Haimendorf, Himalayan Traders: Life in Highland Nepal
This is a review by A. E. Manzardo of Christoph Von Fűrer-Haimendorf, Himalayan Traders: Life in Highland Nepal.
Review of Wendy Doniger O' Flaherty, Asceticism and Eroticism in the Mythology of Siva
This is a review by D. R. Dahal of Wendy Doniger O' Flaherty, Asceticism and Eroticism in the Mythology of Siva.
Concepts of Illness and Curing in a Central Nepal Village
The article gives an account of the concepts of illness and curing in a central Nepal village. This description of illness and its treatments is based on research carried out in the village of Dhungag...
Levels of Medicine in a Central Nepali Village
The article explores the methods of healing within a village of central Nepal. There are various levels of medicine used in combating sickness and curing disease such as herbal, ritual, western, etc. ...
The Kinship Basis of a Nepalese Rural Ward
an aspect of the social structure of rural Nepal. It discusses the features of a few gaon panchayat along with a sketch plan of the Makaibari gaon panchayat area. The survey area was inhabited by dist...
The Ban Rajas – A Vanishing Himalayan Tribe
The article attempts to present information about the Kusunda who are called Ban Raja. The literal meaning of Ban Raja is 'King of the Forest'. The author writes that it is ironic that this tribe is b...
Health Services and Some Cultural Factors in Eastern Nepal
The article describes certain aspects of illness and of health facilities on a comparative basis between geographical regions in East Nepal. The article focuses on diseases whose remedies have implica...
Notes on Two Shaman-curers in Kathmandu
The article discusses the role of shaman as folk curer. Their popularity remains strong in contemporary medicine in Nepal. The shamanistic healers are popular and have different names like jhankri, dh...
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