Title:Religion, Secularism, and Ethnicity in Contemporary Nepal
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Remarks:B&W Photographs, Notes, Figures, Tables, Glossary and Index.
Size:148 x 224 mm
Religion in Nepal is changing as Nepalese society transforms and globalizes. New middle-class movements and new forms of ethnic identity challenge older traditions. Nepalis face new questions about shamanism, animal sacrifice, meditation, healing, and how the state should deal with a multi-cultural and multi-religious society. Eleven detailed case studies, contextualized by a substantial introduction and a comparative Afterword by renowned political theorist, Rajeev Bhargava, describe and analyse how religion is practised in Nepal today.