Durga Devi Ghimire: A Legacy for Women’s Rights Advocates

Durga Devi Ghimire: A Legacy for Women’s Rights Advocates

Arun River and Manakamana Hermitage for Women: secured and build by Durga Devi ~ 1960. Photo 1982 July 5/21 by BNimri Aziz.     Being a widow presents difficulties for many young women in South Asia. This includes Nepal where Durga…

Kuragraphy director Kishor Subba Limbu interviews BNA

Kuragraphy director Kishor Subba Limbu interviews BNA

Lisbon-based Nepali anthropology scholar from Sankhuwasabha and Barbara Nimri Aziz talk about her early work in Nepal and her latest book Yogmaya & Durga Devi. March 21, 2021. Check out KS Limbu’s blog posts where you’ll find many excellent interviews…

Read ‘Hamlet’ in Nepali; enjoy Nepali poetry in English

Read ‘Hamlet’ in Nepali; enjoy Nepali poetry in English

March 4, 2021 B Nimri Aziz Before trekking through open Himalayan valleys, tourists might stroll along Thamel, Kathmandu’s congested quarter of hiker hostels, bakeries and cafes. They’d pass a landscape studded with bookstores, and perhaps pause to flip through glossy…

The Nepal Streets Today

The Nepal Streets Today

by B Nimri Aziz, Feb 17, 2021 Counterpunch.org Boisterous, almost frivolous rallies and counter-demonstrations representing Nepal’s numerous political factions have become commonplace across the country for 2 months now. They continue with neither a clear aim nor signs of a…

Nepal under Lockdown

Nepal under Lockdown

News from the Himalayas is scant this year. No Everest or K2 summiting; nothing about the railway from China; no new Sherpa biographies.             Demonstrations in Kathmandu protesting India’s territorial claim on Kalapani, a spur of land at Nepal’s furthest…

An Alleged Communist and Prostitute in Nepal’s Grade Ten Schoolbooks!

An Alleged Communist and Prostitute in Nepal’s Grade Ten Schoolbooks!

NOVEMBER 24, 2017 on Counterpunch.org. It was just a local rumor in a remote Himalayan village. Now it’s a history lesson for children across Nepal. I doubt if an entry in grade 10 English textbooks is what a normal anthropologist…