David N Gellner

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A heritage flashpoint

Controversy over rebuilding of Rani Pokhari may become case study in handling of significant cultural heritage in Kathmandu

Remembering Ambedkar in Bangalore

In the third week of July, when I had planned to be in a village in mid-Western Nepal, I found myself instead in Bangalore, as a guest of the Government of Karnataka, attending a massive conference entitled ‘Reclaiming Social Justice, Revisiting Ambedkar’, on the 126th birth anniversary of the great Dalit leader Bhimrao Ambedkar. Could there be

National identity and belonging

Social anthropologists are familiar, at least since Diana Forsythe’s analysis of German identity, that what looks from the outside like a singular national identity,

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