The Origins of Himalayan Studies: Brian Houghton Hodgson in Nepal and Darjeeling, 1820-1858

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David M. Waterhouse
Psychology Press, 2004 - History - 280 pages
Brian Hodgson lived in Nepal from 1820 to 1843 during which time he wrote and publisged extensively on Nepalese culture, religion, natural history, architecture, ethnography and linguistics. Contributors from leading historians of Nepal and South Asia and from specialists in Buddhist studies, art history, linguistics, ornithology and ethnography, critically examine Hodgson's life and achievement within the context of his contribution to scholarship. Many of the drawings photographed for this book have not previously been published.
 

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Contents

The first two years in Nepal
4
Darjeeling
10
The political role of Brian Hodgson
25
Brian Houghton Hodgson the unsung story
39
Hodgsons contributions
49
Hodgson
77
The collections in Paris
83
The collections in London
94
Brian Hodgson and the mammals and other animals
154
New species in Nepal and Tibet
160
Hodgson and entomology
166
A pioneer of Himalayan ornithology
172
Appendix
183
Brian Hodgson as ethnographer and ethnologist
206
Hodgsons TibetoBurman and TibetoBurman today
227
IndoChinese
233

Hodgsons conclusions on the Buddhist architecture
102
architectural illustrations
111
Zoology amuses me much
134
Hodgson and the museum world
140
Hodgsons publishing ventures
146
Hodgson as a TibetoBurmanist
243
Hodgsons legacy
249
Index
272
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David M. Waterhouse is Vice-President of the Royal Asiatic Society. He was British Council Director in Nepal from 1972 to 1977.

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