About Social Science Baha


The Social Science Baha is an independent, non-profit organisation set up with the objective of promoting and enhancing the study of and research in the social sciences in Nepal. Established on 1 January 2002 with the primary focus of starting a social science library, the Social Science Baha was initially hosted at Himal Association, a non-profit organisation located at Patan Dhoka, Lalitpur. By the time of its formal registration as an independent entity on 15 January 2007, however, the Baha had diversified its activities and become involved in other areas as well, namely: i) conducting the four-month-long Immersion Course on Contemporary Social Issues; ii) hosting lectures, discussions, workshops, and conferences; iii) publishing books, occasional papers and journals; and iv) conducting research.
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Call for Participation

A workshop on ‘How to Give Conference Papers’

Call for Participation

The Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies (ANHS) with Kathmandu Research Center (KRC) and Social Science Baha invites applications to participate in the day-long workshop for Nepali students on ‘How to Give Research Papers at Conferences’ to be held on Sunday, July 10, 2016. The workshop aims to help young Nepali scholars hone their skills on presenting their research findings in presentations at workshops and conferences.

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Download the Mahesh Chandra Regmi Lecture 2015

Rethinking Secularism: An invitation to an experiment

by  Shiv Visvanathan

Recent Social Science Baha publications

Disaster, Disability, & Difference:A Study of the Challenges Faced by Persons with Disabilities in Post-Earthquake Nepal 2016
Austin Lord, Bandita Sijapati, Jeevan Baniya, Obindra Chand and Tracy Ghale

Brokering in International Development: A Consideration of Analytical Issues
by Jeevan R. Sharma

History of Kings of Nepal: A Buddhist Chronicle
i. Edition by Manik Bajracharya and Axel Michaels
ii. Introduction and Translation by Manik Bajracharya and Axel Michaels
iii. Maps and Historical Illustrations edited by Niels Gutschow

Land, Lineage and State: A Study of Newar Society in Mediaeval Nepal
by Prayag Raj Sharma

Migration and Resilience: Experiences from Nepal's 2015 Earthquake
by Bandita Sijapati with Jeevan Baniya, Anish Bhandari, Ashim Bhattarai, Sambriddhi Kharel, Amrita Limbu, Dinesh Pathak, Nabin Rawal and Prakriti Thami

Gender in the Himalaya: Feminist Explorations of Identity, Place, and Positionality
edited by Shubhra Gururani & Kim Berry

From Literature to Culture: Selected Writings on Nepalese Studies, 1980-2010
by Kamal P. Malla

The Dynamics of Health in Nepal
edited by Sharada Prasad Wasti, Padam Simkhada & Edwin van Teijlingen

Elections in Nepal: Identifying the Politically Excluded Groups A study of the parliamentary election results from 1991 to 2013
by Kåre Vollan