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 July 2014, 83 books had been published in this Series, 70 percent of them in the Nepali language. In addition to books written/edited by MC researchers, books written by non-MC scholars have also been published in this Series. Published books have included single- or multiple-authored monographs, readers/anthologies, edited volumes, collected essays of a single author, bibliographies, dictionaries, etc. 

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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 Chautari itself.

Studies in Nepali History 
and Society (SINHAS)

मिडिया अध्ययन 
[Media Adhyayan]



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Discussions at Chautari

Martin Chautari organizes discussions twice a week.


  • Sundays: research seminar series
  • Tuesdays: various topics

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Sunday to Friday from 10:30am to 4:30pm. 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.


Research Brief 12: Universal Connectivity in Nepal: A Policy Review [Eng / Nep]

Briefing Paper 11: Attendance and Process in Constituent Assembly II [Eng / Nep]



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Chautari Bibliographies

Read 50 bibliographies on a variety of topics related to Nepal: media (including print, radio, television, online, seminar papers, MA/PhD Theses), politics (including elections, the Constituent Assembly, state-restructuring, National Development Service of the Panchayat era and the Maoist movement), women (including life histories and janajatis), environmental justice, climate change, the Nepal Tarai/Madhesh, social inclusion, and the social sciences in Nepal. Read more


Call for Papers: Medieval History Conference - 2015 (ENG / NEP) [Deadline Extended]

Call for Papers: Sixth Annual Media Research Conference 2015[ENG/NEP]

Selected Abstract: 5th Annual Young Researchers' Conference - 2015