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1. Books on Anthropology about the Himalayas and Region

  • A Classful Of Gods and Goddesses in Nepal –
    by Ruth Higbie
  • Tantric Healing in the Kathmandu Valley –
    by Angela Dietrich

2. Books on the Arts and Crafts of Nepal, Tibet and the Himalayas

  • Thangka: The Sacred Painting of Tibet –
    by J R Santiago
  • Traditional Arts and Crafts of Japan and Nepal –
    by Chhabi Lal Gajural

3. Books on Festivals in Nepal, and the Himalayan Region

  • Guide to Enjoying Nepalese Festivals: An Introduction Survey of Religious Celebration in the Kathmandu Valley –
    by Jim Goodman
  • Rhythms of a Himalayan Village –
    by Hugh R Downs

4. Travel Guidebooks on Nepal, Tibet and the Himalayas

  • Nepal Mandala –
    by Richard Josephson
  • Dolpa: A Trekker’s Guide –
    by Kev Reynolds
  • Mustang: A Trekking Guide –
    by Bob Gibbons & Sian Pritchard Jones
  • Tibet: A Trekking Guide to Southern Tibet –
    by Bob Gibbons & Sian Pritchard Jones

5. Books on Mountaineering, Mountains and the Himalayas

  • Climbing the Fish’s Tail –
    by Wilfred Noyce
  • Lost in the Himalayas –
    by James Scott & Joanne Robertson

6. Books on the Flora and Fauna of Nepal

  • Trees and Shrubs of Nepal and the Himalayas –
    by Adrian & Jimmie Storrs

7. Books on Philosophy

  • Prolegomena to a History of Buddhist Philosophy –
    by B M Barua
  • Live and Learn and Pass It On. Vol II –
    by H Jackson Brown, Jr

8. Books on Ethnography of Nepal and Tibet

  • Tribal Ethnography of Nepal –
    by Rajesh Gautam & Ashok K Thapa-Magar
  • The People of Tibet –
    by Sir Charles Bell

9. Books on the History of Nepal

  • Heroes and Builders of Nepal –
    by Rishikesh Shaha

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1. Books on Anthropology about the Himalayas and Region

  • A Classful Of Gods and Goddesses in Nepal
    by Ruth HigbieIt is a beautiful book on Ruth Higbie’s personal experience in living and working as a science teacher in Banepa, a Newar village that is located at the eastern rim of the Kathmandu Valley. The title refers to the use of the names of the Hindu gods and goddessses as the most common Nepali personal names. The author visited Nepal at the age of fifty-eight as an American Peace Corps volunteer.
  • Tantric Healing in the Kathmandu Valley.
    by Angela DietrichThere are still many people in urban Nepalese society that believe in Hindu and Buddhist spiritual healing. Angela Dietrich has made a comparative study on this spiritual healing tradition and its relevance in today’s Nepal.
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    2. Books on the Arts and Crafts of Nepal, Tibet and the Himalayas

  • Thangka: The Sacred Painting of Tibet
    by J R SantiagoJ R Santiago has introduced the reader to Tibetan thangka painting. Anyone who has seen this traditional Tibetan art of painting cannot deny the impressive fact about the exquisite materials and consummate skills that go into its creation.
  • Traditional Arts and Crafts of Japan and Nepal
    by Chhabi Lal GajuralChhabi Lal Gajural has made a comparative detailed study on the income-generating traditional arts and crafts like metalware, woodwork and textiles of Japan and Nepal. People involving in traditional arts and crafts in Nepal can refer this book as an important practical lesson.
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    3. Books on Festivals in Nepal, and the Himalayan Region

  • Guide to Enjoying Nepalese Festivals: An Introduction Survey of Religious Celebration in the Kathmandu Valley
    by Jim GoodmanFestivals are still one of the important socio-cultural events of Nepalese people. In this book, Jim Goodman surveys 55 major festivals. The date, duration, location, activities and significance of each festival are given. This allows the reader to be better entertained and informed and to penetrate some of the apparent mystery of these unique happenings.
  • Rhythms of a Himalayan Village
    by Hugh R DownsThis book introduces the life of the Buddhist Sherpa Community of Gompa Zhung in northeastern Nepal. Splendid black and white photographs with a descriptive text, Sherpa’s general culture and the Mani-Rimdu ritual, monastery life, woodblock prints and paintings, scenes from funeral rituals are some of the things that you would find interesting while reading this book. Hugh R Downs, the author, has really done an incredible work in this book.
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    4. Travel Guidebooks on Nepal, Tibet and the Himalayas,

  • Nepal Mandala
    by Richard JosephsonThis is a delightful cultural and practical guide book by Richard Josephson. The book not only gives information on how to get there and what to see but also reveals fascinating little-known cultural background on the people, history, religion, deities, architecture, festivals and customs. In addition to this, it also includes complete Nepali phrase book.
  • Dolpa: A Trekker’s Guide
    by Kev ReynoldsAfter his previous Himalayan guidebooks, Kev Reynolds has this latest trekking guide,where he ventures through the Hidden Land of Dolpa.
    The mysterious, but fascinating land of Dolpa, reveal its secrets only to the most determined trekker.
    Access is long and difficult, but those who persevere will be rewarded by the most beguiling scenery and culture. Towering waterfalls, narrow twisting gorges and distant views as far as the eye can see combine to make this trek a visual feast. Add to this the cultural experience of Buddhist and ancient pre-Buddhist Bon Po monasteries and you have a truly unforgettable journey.
  • Mustang: A Trekking Guide
    by Bob Gibbons & Sian Pritchard JonesA concise guide to the isolated kingdom of Mustang, only opened to trekking groups in 1991. Route notes for a two week trek, plus information on health, equipment, supplies, porterage, weather, delays, maps, permits and books.
  • Tibet: A Trekking Guide to Southern Tibet
    by Bob Gibbons & Sian Pritchard JonesThis is a wonderful trekker’s guide book to southern Tibet by Bob Gibbons & Sian Pritchard Jones. Route notes on the Kathmandu-Lhasa highway, the Everest trek and the Xixipangma treks, plus information on health, food, equipment, yak hire and visas.
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    5. Books on Mountaineering, Mountains and the Himalayas

  • Climbing the Fish’s Tail
    by Wilfred NoyceIt’s a delightful book to all climbers and mountain lovers. This book is the record of a mountain expedition to Machhapuchhare (Nepali for “the Fish’s Tail”) where the author, Wilfired Noyce, expresses his insatiable passion for the mountain and describes about it in a very fascinating style.
  • Lost in the Himalayas
    by James Scott & Joanne RobertsonLost in the Himalayas is a story about hope, endurance, survival and the human spirit.In the Himalayan winter, James Scott managed to survive without food or shelter in isolation and despair with only hope that a search team might find him, or that he could crawl out when the snow thawed. It’s an amazing story of his survival and how he focussed his thought to sustain hope until he was rescued.
    It is also the story of another struggle, of the search kept alive by his sister, Joanne Robertson. Fighting disbelief and the difficulties of working with government officials in a foreign country, she refused to give up hope, systematically eliminating every possibility – long past the point where anyone expected to find much more than James’ body.
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    6. Books on the Flora and Fauna of Nepal

  • Trees and Shrubs of Nepal and the Himalayas
    by Adrian & Jimmie StorrsIt’s a fascinating guide book about trees and shrubs of Nepal.Though the location, description, flowering and uses are described in non-technical language and accompanied by numerous photographs, indexes to English, Nepali and scientific names and tables showing the botanical classifications and altitude distribution are given.
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    7. Books on Philosophy

  • Prolegomena to a History of Buddhist Philosophy
    by B M BaruaThis book gives a general history of Buddhist philosophy. This book shows that Buddha was not only the founder of a great world religion but was a gifted critical and speculative philosopher. It includes how Buddhism became a popular religion, the serious study of Buddhism as philosophy and Buddhism’s unique approach to metaphysics, logic, causality and the classic philosophical problems.
  • Live and Learn and Pass It On. Vol II
    by H Jackson Brown, Jr”What has life taught you? Would you share it with me?” This is the simple premise behind this book.
    The author has asked readers to send in whatever wise sayings, humorous observations and practical advice they would like to share. This book is the result of such a sharing.
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    8. Books on Ethnography of Nepal and Tibet

  • Tribal Ethnography of Nepal
    by Rajesh Gautam & Ashok K Thapa-MagarThis is a wonderful book about the tribal diversity of Nepal, depicting the traditional values of this part of the world and their problems.
  • The People of Tibet
    by Sir Charles BellThis is a fascinating book on the author’s twenty years’ experience of living in Tibet. The book presents an immense amount of detail concerning every aspect of tibetan life, both in Lhasa and in country areas. It provides an excellent background information about the magical and mysterious land, Tibet.
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    9. Books on the History of Nepal

  • Heroes and Builders of Nepal
    by Rishikesh ShahaThe great men and women, who have ruled, defended and influenced Nepal over its long history are vividly brought to life in this book.


     

     

     

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