Restructuring Spiritualism in New Life: Conversion to Christianity in Pokhara, Nepal

Prakash Upadhyay, PhD Associate Professor of Anthropology Tribhuvan University, Prithvi Narayan Campus, Pokhara, Nepal Abstract  Christianity entered Nepal more than three and half centuries ago but religious conversion is still a contentious issue. This article explores the trend of conversion to Christianity in Pokhara. The study method was qualitative and quantitative. Observation, interview schedule and … Continue reading Restructuring Spiritualism in New Life: Conversion to Christianity in Pokhara, Nepal

The Social Aspects of Drugs Abuse: A Study of Rehabilitation Centers of Kathmandu, Nepal

Dr. Prakash Upadhyay Associate Professor in Anthropology Tribhuvan University, Prithvi Narayan Campus, Pokhara Abstract Abuse of drugs has posed a threat to Nepali society in connection to the transmission of various diseases and rise of various unsocial and anti-social behaviors. In Nepalese context the approach to dealing with drugs mainly involves a realization of the … Continue reading The Social Aspects of Drugs Abuse: A Study of Rehabilitation Centers of Kathmandu, Nepal

Handicraft Tourism in Pokhara: Connecting the Past Tradition to the Present

Prakash Upadhyay, PhD Associate Professor of Anthropology Tribhuvan University, Prithvi Narayan Campus, Pokhara Email: prak-socio@hotmail.com Abstract Although the importance of handicraft has been widely recognized, the literature regarding the role of handicraft in tourism market is scarce. Pedestalled on empirical data, the present article aimed to explore the interplay between handicraft and tourism…the contribution of … Continue reading Handicraft Tourism in Pokhara: Connecting the Past Tradition to the Present

Tourist-Host Interactions and Tourism Experiences: A Study of Tourism Experiences and Effects in Nepal

Prakash Upadhyay, Department of Anthropology Prithvi Narayan Campus, Pokhara, Tribhuvan University, Nepal prak-socio@hotmail.com Abstract The quality and frequency of interaction between tourist and resident contributes to tourists’ experience, perception of the visited destination, local socio-cultural and environmental status, and acceptance and tolerance of tourists by residents. The key objective of this study is to explore international tourist … Continue reading Tourist-Host Interactions and Tourism Experiences: A Study of Tourism Experiences and Effects in Nepal

Easy Relationship between Tourists and Hosts: A Study of Tourism Experiences in Nepal

Prakash Upadhyay Department of Anthropology Prithvi Narayan Campus, Pokhara Tribhuvan University, Nepal Abstract A positive interaction between local people and foreign tourists is necessary for achieving and maintaining sustainable tourism in a destination. The quality and frequency of easy interaction between tourists and residents contributes to tourists’ experience and perception of the visited destination, acceptance … Continue reading Easy Relationship between Tourists and Hosts: A Study of Tourism Experiences in Nepal

Experiences of Climatic and Environmental Changes on Gender Relations in Nepal

Prakash Upadhyay, Ph.D.  Associate Professor of Anthropology Tribhuvan University, Prithvi Narayan Campus, Pokhara Abstract Climatic changes affect weather patterns, increasing the frequency and intensity of floods, droughts, and extreme weather events that results in catastrophe, but adaptation, vulnerability and resilience of people to climate change depend upon a range of conditions that vary from their … Continue reading Experiences of Climatic and Environmental Changes on Gender Relations in Nepal

DRUGS USE BEHAVIOURS AND SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS: A CASE STUDY FROM KATHMANDU VALLEY

Dr. Prakash Upadhyay Associate Professor in Anthropology Tribhuvan University, Prithvi Narayan Campus, Pokhara Abstract Pedestaled on primary field data, the key objective of this paper is to explore the affects of drug use on drug users, their drug use behaviors and the relationship of drug users with their society. This study finding reveals that  drugs … Continue reading DRUGS USE BEHAVIOURS AND SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS: A CASE STUDY FROM KATHMANDU VALLEY