Nepal and Himalayan Studies

This series will bring the larger Nepal and the Himalayan region to the centre stage of academic analysis and explore critical questions that confront the region, ranging from society, culture and politics to economy and ecology. The books in the series will examine key themes concerning religion, ethnicity, language, identity, history, tradition, community, polity, democracy, as well as emerging issues regarding environment and development of this unique region.

  • Sex Work in Nepal

    The Making and Unmaking of a Category

    By Lisa Caviglia

    This book explores ‘sex-work’ in Nepal as a social and analytical category. Narrating stories of those subsumed under such definition, it examines changes as well as continuities characterizing socio-cultural norms and perceptions through an analysis of sexual consumption. It also highlights the…

    Hardback – 2017-09-04 
    Routledge India
    Nepal and Himalayan Studies

  • Democratisation in the Himalayas

    Interests, Conflicts, and Negotiations

    Edited by Vibha Arora, N. Jayaram

    Democratisation is a formidable task in the Himalayan region owing to its immense cultural heterogeneity. The process of democratisation has accentuated ethnic competition, assertion of identity, and demand for ethnic homelands to protect, safeguard, and promote political and development interests…

    Hardback – 2017-01-23
    Routledge India
    Nepal and Himalayan Studies

  • The Himalayas and India–China Relations

    By Devendra Nath Panigrahi

    This book provides a systematic analysis of China's rise to power. It traces the complex contours of its relation with India, with the Himalayas prominently figuring in the discourse. Drawing on myths, legends, classical literature, archival resources and contemporary political and international…

    Hardback – 2016-04-20
    Routledge India
    Nepal and Himalayan Studies

  • Goddesses of Kathmandu Valley

    Grace, Rage, Knowledge

    By Arun Gupto

    In South Asia goddesses are conceptualized and worshipped in a fascinating range of forms — from cosmic beings to bacterial manifestations, from human-like appearances to creatures with animal and insect semblances. This book maps the diverse identities of goddesses through metaphors of grace, rage…

    Hardback – 2015-11-09
    Routledge India
    Nepal and Himalayan Studies

  • Nepali Diaspora in a Globalised Era

    Edited by Tanka B. Subba, A. C. Sinha

    This is one of the first books to explore Nepali diaspora in a global context, across India and other parts of South Asia, Southeast Asia, Europe, and Australia. It discusses the social, political and economic status and aspirations of the Nepali community worldwide. The essays in the volume cover…

    Hardback – 2015-10-16
    Routledge India
    Nepal and Himalayan Studies