International Labour Migration, Remittance and Impacts on Livelihood: A Case Study of Dalit Community in Western Nepal

Prakash Upadhyay PhD Associate Professor in Anthropology Tribhuvan University, Prithvi Narayan Campus Nepal Abstract A product of various social, cultural and historical processes, the caste dimension of Nepali society intertwined with development and livelihood is an issue of great anthropological interest. Excluded from national development mainstream due to caste discriminations, bigotry and extreme Hinduism, the so-called low … Continue reading International Labour Migration, Remittance and Impacts on Livelihood: A Case Study of Dalit Community in Western Nepal

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Menstruation Pollution Taboos and Gender Based Violence in Western Nepal

Dr. Prakash Upadhyay, Associate Professor Department of Anthropology, PN Campus, Tribhuvan University, Nepal Abstract Menstruating women practicing Chaupadi (Menstrual pollution taboos practice) in western Nepal are banished from home, restricted to eat nutritious food, treated as untouchables to partake in social activities under the constant fear of disasters in the family if this tradition is … Continue reading Menstruation Pollution Taboos and Gender Based Violence in Western Nepal

Silent Screams of Ageing: Untold and Unheard Stories of Senior Citizens in Pokhara Elderly Care Centre

Ageing is a normal biological process. The ageing transition reduces physiological, social and other capacities and makes elderly susceptible to social and health threats. The rich tradition of dignified ageing is drastically eroding in Nepal; hence, older people today are living in seclusion, depression, diseased and neglected by their children. The key objective of this article is to assess how the senior citizens experienced their transition of ageing. The study is pedestaled on primary data following the qualitative techniques. Healthy ageing is a multifaceted notion and one of the most intense social transformations in human history allied to physical, psychological and social experiences linked to the aged-people, immediate surroundings, friends and the society. But, amid disrupted lives, familial neglect and abandonment, the broader socio-cultural narratives on ageing transition of the elderly contain a decline as empty nesters and a very little age defying ideology. Successful aging equals active aging, hence, to keep positive self-esteem, senior citizens should be physically and mentally vibrant as well as take new responsibilities and roles, nurture new interests and develop new interactions to substitute their previous roles that have diminished with people age. Respect and mutual understanding between the older and young generation under the kinship care system is a part of oriental tradition, which needs to be sustained by state policies. This article suggests some vital measures to be addressed for a proactive dignified ageing.

Sustainable Mountain Tourism Development in Nepal

Prakash Upadhyay, PhD Associate Professor of Anthropology Tribhuvan University, Prithvi Narayan Campus, Pokhara, Nepal Email:prak-socio@hotmail.com Abstract The modern history of tourism in Nepal began with mountain tourism embodying the diversity of nature and culture, diversity, marginality, access difficulty, fragility, niche and aesthetics. Despite huge scope, Nepal has been unable to take full benefits of mountains, … Continue reading Sustainable Mountain Tourism Development in Nepal

University Education in Nepal: Issues, Challenges and Roles of University Education

Prakash Upadhyay PhD Associate Professor in Anthropology Tribhuvan University, Prithvi Narayan Campus Nepal Abstract   Unparalleled challenges are arising in educational field throughout the countries of the world owing to globalization impacts, information revolution and the increasing recognition of quality knowledge as a principal factor of social and economic growth. More than ever before in … Continue reading University Education in Nepal: Issues, Challenges and Roles of University Education

Interpretivist Tradition in Qualitative Anthropological Research Writings

Prakash Upadhyay PhD Associate Professor in Anthropology Tribhuvan University, Prithvi Narayan Campus Nepal Abstract Stranded in a philosophical position, qualitative research is fundamentally “Interpretivist” in the sense that it is concerned about how the social world is realized, interpreted, understood and experienced, or produced. Qualitative investigation based researches rummage around for answers to their questions … Continue reading Interpretivist Tradition in Qualitative Anthropological Research Writings

COMMON PROPERTY RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AT GRASSROOTS LEVEL IN RURAL NEPAL

Prakash Upadhyay PhD Associate Professor in Anthropology Tribhuvan University, Prithvi Narayan Campus Nepal Drawing on Anthropological perspectives in exploring resource user’s participation at various stages of Common Property Resources management practices with a vision to uncover community forest user groups participatory decentralized acts depicting state functions at grassroots level, this article converse on  implications of … Continue reading COMMON PROPERTY RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AT GRASSROOTS LEVEL IN RURAL NEPAL

Coping Climate Change through Community Forest Users Groups in Nepal

Prakash Upadhyay PhD Associate Professor in Anthropology Tribhuvan University, Prithvi Narayan Campus Nepal Abstract Climate change is the change in climate more commonly known as global warming or anthropogenic global warming with alteration in the statistical properties of the natural resources, bio-diversity when considered over time periods. Climate change is mainly because of human actions. … Continue reading Coping Climate Change through Community Forest Users Groups in Nepal