Nepal: A Guide to the Art and Architecture of the Kathmandu Valley

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Shambhala, 1995 - Art - 239 pages
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Essential for both the traveller and scholar alike, Nepal fills a long dormant gap in the literature of this spectacular region and is a product of many years of individual research by scholars of Nepal's history, religion, art and sociology. It draws on a variety of authoritative studies of Nepal's cultural history that have been published in European and Nepalese languages. The guide begins with an overview of the history of Nepal. This focuses on the Kathmandu Valley, with its rich and sophisticated culture, but also outlines developments of historical importance outside the Valley. This is followed by a detailed introduction to religion as it is practised in Nepal: here, the focus is on Hinduism and Buddhism, and on the major deities of each tradition, their relationship to one another, and their representation in art and sculpture.

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Lil Bahadur Chettri is an Indian Nepali who lives in the state of Assam in northeast India. He is the author of two additional novels, "The Unfulfilled" and "On the Banks of the Brahmaputra,"

Michael J. Hutt is professor of Nepali and Himalayan Studies in the Department of the Languages and Cultures of South Asia at the School of African and Oriental Studies in London. He is the author of "Modern Literary Nepali: An Introductory Reader" and "Unbecoming Citizens: Culture, Nationhood, and the Flight of Refugees from Bhutan,

David N. Gellner is a Reader in Social Anthropology, at Brunel University.
Eric Hirsch is a Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology, at Brunel University.

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