Nepal Hill Art and Women’s Traditions – Part I

Nepal Hill Art and Women’s Traditions – Part I

[Re-print July 31, 2017 on Global Research, originally published in 1978] As I cull my writings, I find a few articles undeletable. Even as a historical portrait, some seem to be relevant today. In Nepal, land cultivation is declining as…

Shakti Yogmaya — A Tradition of Dissent in Nepal

Shakti Yogmaya — A Tradition of Dissent in Nepal

[Originally published in “Anthropology of Tibet and the Himalaya”. Editors,  Charles Ramble and Martin Brauen; Ethnologische Schriften Zurich, ESZ 12, Ethnological Museum of the University of Zurich 1993] In East Nepal, early in this century, an extraordinary uprising took place.…

Shakti Yogmaya — A Tradition of Dissent in Nepal

Shakti Yogmaya — A Tradition of Dissent in Nepal

[1993, Originally published in “Anthropology of Tibet and the Himalaya”] In East Nepal, early in this century, an extraordinary uprising took place. Led by a woman of exceptional ability, it directly challenged the Rana regime and the Brahmanically-determined power structure…

Tibetan Pottery

Tibetan Pottery

Originally published in Ceramics Monthly, Illustrated. March, 1993. Tibet’s otherwise bleak, brown land­ scape is sometimes broken by rust-colored hillocks. Located just beyond the mud brick walls of squat villages, these mounds are actually kiln sites, where accumulated ash and…

Moving towards a Sociology of Tibet

Moving towards a Sociology of Tibet

Originally published in The Tibet Journal, Vol XII, no 4. Dharamsala. 1987 Sociology of Tibet can begin with a study of its women and its men. As yet, however, there is no sociology of Tibet. To change this, there is…

Views from the Monastery Kitchen

Views from the Monastery Kitchen

Originally published in  KAILASH, A Journal of Himalayan Studies,  Vol IV. 2. 1976