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Living Martyrs: The Lives and Works of Tanka Prasad and Rewanta Kumari Acharya

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Title:Living Martyrs: The Lives and Works of Tanka Prasad and Rewanta Kumari Acharya


Author:James F. Fisher

Publisher:Himal Books

Publish Year:2018

Edition:Reprinted Edition

Cover:Paper Back

Subject:Nepal History | Nepal Politics


Remarks:B&W Photographs, Appendix, Glossary, Bibliography and Index.


Size:140 x 215 mm


Price:USD 9.78

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  • Fisher’s book is an attempt to capture the lives and stories of perhaps one of the most important and also most underplayed characters in the history of modern Nepal. Tanka Prasad Acharya and his wife Rewanta Kumari Acharya … [Fisher] is wary of homogenizing meta-narratives, which tend to engulf the multiplicity and heterogeneity of the life-worlds inhabited by individuals in our multicultural universe … An excellent example of Geertzian ‘cases and interpretations’. A must read for anyone with any interest in Nepali society and politics.

    — Soyesh Lakhey
    HIMALAYA, the Journal of the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies

    James F. Fisher

    James F. Fisher is Professor of Anthropology at Carleton College and the author of Trans-Himalayan Traders: Economy, Society, and Culture in Northwest Nepal (California, 1986).
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