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…

Iraqi Landscapes: the Path of Martyrs

Iraqi Landscapes: the Path of Martyrs

March 23, 2018, Counterpunch.org In the final thirty kilometers drive back to my home in the Catskills, along a vacant highway through hills of leafless winter trees colorless and devoid of any sign of life, I inexplicably recall my recent…

Iraqis’ Diet Fifteen Years After the Invasion

Iraqis’ Diet Fifteen Years After the Invasion

April 12, 2018, Counterpunch.org Some Iraqis might assert that today everything is available in their country. That’s true to a degree; if you exclude self-sufficiency. And trust.

Sacred Assemblies in Baghdad

Sacred Assemblies in Baghdad

April 26, 2018, Counterpunch.org If there’s any argument against our excessive reliance on digital platforms to maintain social fabric, it is surely found inside Iraq today. Forced into long stays indoors, behind walls and gates, checked a dozen times between…