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Day 3: 24 July

Day 3: 24 july

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2015

Social Science Baha organised The Fourth Annual Kathmandu Conference on Nepal and the Himalaya in partnership with Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies, Britain-Nepal Academic CouncilCentre for Himalayan Studies-CNRS.

Day 3: 24 July (Friday)
SESSION 9: 9 – 10:30am
HALL A
HALL B
Panel A9
Politics and the Local
Panel B9
Literature, Politics and Boundaries
Chair: Dambar Chemjong
Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, Tribhuvan University
Chair: Ramawatar Yadav
Former Vice-Chancellor, Purbanchal University
Raktim Patar
Assistant Professor of History, Gargaon College, Sivasagar, Assam
Ajapa Sharma
M.A Modern History, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Tashi Tshering Ghale ‘Dolpo’
Social Science Baha
Mallika Shakya
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, South Asian University, New Delhi
SanjayaMahato
PhD Fellow at Graduate School for Social Research (GSSR), Polish Academic of Sciences, Warsaw
Catherine Warner
PhD, South Asian History, University of Washington, Seattle

BREAK: 10:30am – 11:00 pm

SESSION 10: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
HALL A
HALL B
Panel A10
Home and Away
Panel B10
Modernity and Change in Nepali Society
Chair: Bandita Sijapati
Research Director,
Centre for the Study of Labour and Mobility, Social Science Baha
Chair: Seira Tamang
Director of Research, Martin Chautari
Balram Uprety
Assistant Professor in English, St. Joseph’s College, Darjeeling
Gita Neupane
PhD candidate in Sociology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hawaii
Laxmi Dhungel
PhD candidate, Kathmandu University School of Arts
Shreemanjari Tamrakar
MPhil Student in Sociology, Tribhuvan University
Tracy Ghale
Research Associate, Social Science Baha
Sanjay Sharma
Independent Researcher
Andrew Nelson
Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, University of North Texas
Sabin Ninglekhu
Member, Editorial Board, New Angle: NepalJournal of Social Science and Public Policy

LUNCH BREAK: 12:30pm – 1:30 pm

SESSION 11: 1:30 – 2:30 pm
HALL A
HALL B
Panel A11
Health and the Mind
Panel B11
Reflections from the Eastern Tarai
Chair: Anne Mocko
Assistant Professor, Concordia College
Chair: Pramod Bhatta
Director of Research, Martin Chautari
Nawaraj Upadhaya
Emerald Project Coordinator,
Transcultural Psychosocial Organization Nepal
Miranda Weinberg
PhD Candidate, Educational Linguistics and Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania
Ashley K. Hagaman
PhD Candidate, Anthropology and Global Health, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, MPH
Uden Maharjan
Thammasat University, Thailand
Madhu Giri
PhD in Anthropology, Tribhuvan University
Becoming a Musahar and Making Space: Storytelling as an Art of Telling History in Eastern Tarai
BREAK: 2:30 – 3:00pm
SESSION 12: 3:00 – 5:00 pm
HALL B
Panel B12
Society in the High Himalaya

Chair: Rajendra Pradhan
Member, Social Science Baha, and Dean, Nepa School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Katsuo Nawa
Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, The University of Tokyo
Samuele Poletti
PhD candidate, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Edinburgh
Sonam Lama
Returning expert, Nepal Transportation and Development Research Centre, Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM), German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), Kathmandu
BREAK: 5 – 5:30pm
PUBLIC SESSION: 5.30 PM
HALL B
Speakers:
Shamik Mishra and Deepak Aryal
Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya
Moderator: Pratyoush Onta
This presentation was partially supported by The Asia Foundation