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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Social Science Baha

Keynote Address

The Annual Kathmandu Conference on Nepal and The Himalaya

 organised by Social Science Baha, the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies & 

Britain-Nepal Academic Council

Keynote Address

Rajendra Pradhan 
Hegemonic Gender (In)egalitarianism, Multiple Patriarchies, and Exclusion: Gender Relations among Indigenous-nationalities in Nepal

2 pm • 25 July, 2014 (Friday) • Hotel Shanker (Kailash Hall), Lazimpat

This is a public session in which admission is free and open to all on a first-come-first-served basis.

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23-25 July, 2014 • Hotel Shanker, Lazimpat

Registration is now closed for the Third Annual Kathmandu Conference on Nepal and the Himalaya being organised by Social Science Baha in partnership with the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies and the Britain-Nepal Academic Council

The conference web page and schedule can be viewed  here

The conference also includes one keynote address in the afternoon (2 pm) of 25 July, 2014. This is a public session in which admission is free and open to all.

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