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Fragments of Nepali History in the UK

Tuesday 26 March at 5.30pm

by Sanyukta Shrestha

‘Fragments of Nepali History in the UK’ is a collection of essays and reviews by Sanyukta Shrestha from 2012 to 2019. The essay section includes scholarly investigation of manuscripts and artefacts of Nepali origin and scattered around the UK in various archives, including museums and private dealers. Dated from 11th to 19th century, the items were studied with an aim to understand the sociocultural and political history of Newar community who are the indigenous inhabitants of Kathmandu valley. The review section lists some of the contemporary works of historiography, social studies, literature and filming, with notes on their significance and contribution to Nepali readers/viewers.

This event is free, but tickets must be booked. To book tickets please go to https://nepalihistory.eventbrite.co.uk

Book Details: 150 pages Paperback

Normal Price: £15 (+ Postal charges £2.50)
Launch Day: £10

ISBN-13:    978-9937-0-5627-4

“Sanyukta is now investigating documents related to Nepalese art and culture, not in the Kathmandu Valley but in the libraries and museums of London. This is indeed an admirable undertaking.”
– Prof. Gautama V. Vajracharya, University of Wisconsin-Madison

“I recommend this edited collection to the attention of everyone who cares about the history and culture of Nepal.”
– Prof. David N. Gellner, University of Oxford


Location : Royal Anthropological Institute
50 Fitzroy Street
United Kingdom