SINHAS Volume 8, Number 1

Studies in Nepali History and Society
ISSN: 1025-5109
Volume 8, Number 1
June 2003

Yasuko Fujikura
Borders and boundaries in the era of AIDS: Trafficking in women and prostitution in Nepal
Page 1-35

Devraj Humagain
Radio Nepalka karyakram: Ardhasatabdiko samiksha
Page 37-66

Mahendra Lawoti
The Maoists and minorities: overlap of interests or a case of exploitation?
Page 67-97

Rhoderick Chalmers
From Sanskrit semantics to the social sciences in Nepal: some considerations on orientalisms and epistemologies
Page 99-124

Pratyoush Onta
The institutional future of academic history in Nepal
Page 125-156

Literature Review
Mark Liechty
Visit Nepal! a review of recent books on tourism in Nepal
Page 157-171

Pratyoush Onta
Nepal studies in the UK: interview with Lionel Caplan
Page 173-184

Book Review
Shrestha, Tek Bahadur, ed. 2058 v.s. Nepalka Rajaharu tatha Taraika Tharu reviewed by Bernardo A. Michael
Page 185-189

Krauskopff, Gisele and Pamela Deuel Mayer, eds. 2000. The Kings of Nepal and the Tharu of the Tarai: The Panjiar Collection of Fifty Royal Documents from 1716-1971 reviewed by Bernardo A. Michael
Page 185-189

Tulachan, Pradeep M., Mohammad A. Jabbar, and M.A. Mohamed Saleem, eds. 2002. Smallholder Dairy in Mixed Farming Systems of the Hindu Kush-Himalayas reviewed by Jagannath Adhikari
Page 189-192

McHugh, Ernestine. 2001. Love and Honor in the Himalayas: Coming to Know Another Country reviewed by Kathleen Riley and Mark Liechty
Page 192-195

Khati, Radhaber D. 2003. Education in Dilemma: A Nepalese Perspective reviewed by Pramod Bhatta
Page 195-202

Acharya, Usha D. 2002. Primary Education in Nepal: Policy, Problems and Prospects reviewed by Pramod Bhatta
Page 195-202

Adhikari, Jagannath and David Seddon. 2002. Pokhara: Biography of a Town reviewed by Karl-Heinz Krammer
Page 202-204

Martin Chautari

Martin Chautari (MC) is a research and policy institute based in Kathmandu, Nepal. Begun as an informal discussion group in Kathmandu in 1991, MC now focuses on research and policy on democracy, media and education, with cross-cutting themes of gender and social inclusion. Along with the continuing discussion series, publications, open library and a rigorous mentoring program of young researchers are in-built into MC’s work. These all form an intrinsic part of MC’s primary objective: strengthening the social contract between state and citizens by expanding and making inclusive the public sphere with informed dialogue, analytically rigorous research and viable policy choices.

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Chautari Books

Starting from the year 2001, MC began publishing books in the Chautari Book Series. Most of the books have been published in the thematic areas in which MC has worked institutionally. By April 2015, 84 books had been published in this Series, 70 percent of them in the Nepali language.

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Martin Chautari is the editorial home of two journals: the bi-lingual (English and Nepali) semi-annual journal Studies in Nepali History and Society, established in 1996, and published by Mandala Book Point from Kathmandu and the Nepali language annual journal Media Adhyayan [Media Studies], established in 2006, and published by Bhrikuti Academic Publications from Kathmandu.

Studies in Nepali History 
and Society (SINHAS)

मिडिया अध्ययन 
[Media Adhyayan]


Archives of Public Documents

Digital copies of public documents related to some specific themes in Nepal will be uploaded here. This is being done to facilitate academic research and public discussions. Read more>>>


 4th October 2015

Discussions at Chautari

Martin Chautari organizes discussions twice a week.

  • Sundays: research seminar series
  • Tuesdays: various topics

Upcoming Discussions

Opening hours
Sunday to Friday from 10:30am to 5:00pm. Tea break 2:00pm to 2:30pm. Read more

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Policy Papers


Building upon its high degree of credibility as a non-partisan, rooted research centre, Martin Chautari has been publishing policy briefs since 2009. Till date mostly focused on the new constitution writing process, these publications work to inform and communicate complex ideas and present viable policy choices. They further add analytical rigour to otherwise politicized discussion of contentious issues. Simultaneously published in English and Nepali, these policy briefs are an especially useful tool to enable and encourage public dialogue.


Policy Review Brief 13: Proposed Higher Education Policy [Eng]

Research Brief 16 : Decentralization and Autonomy at Tribhuvan University [Eng / Nep]

Research Brief 15: Stakeholders for Universal Connectivity in Nepal [Eng / Nep]


Previous Policy Briefs


Revised Dates of the Conference: Medieval Investigations - 2015
The Conference Medieval Investigations-2015 which was scheduled on 27-28 May 2015 will now be held on 29-30 November 2015. All paper presenters of the conference are requested to contact the Martin Chautari organizing committee at the earliest.

Social Audit of Disaster Management and Reconstruction: An Appeal from Martin Chautar