The papers contained in this volume were presented at the Annual Kathmandu Conference on Nepal and the Himalaya, 25 to 27 July 2018, organised by Social Science Baha, the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies, Britain-Nepal Academic Council, Centre for Himalayan Studies-CNRS and Nepal Academic Network (Japan). Not all the papers presented at the conference were submitted for inclusion in this volume; some were published in other platforms while others remain unpublished. The conference schedule is provided in the appendix. The full list along with the abstracts submitted can be viewed at


Infrastructures of Social Repair: Insights from Northern Pakistan and Kashmir
Omer Aijazi

Global Care Chain of Nepalis in the UK: Who Cares for the Carers’ Families?
Sanjaya Aryal

Emerging Subaltern Religiosity in Nepal
Amar Bahadur BK

Representing and Performing the Contested Trans-Himalayan: ‘Shared Heritages’ of ‘Gorkha’ Virtualisation of the Public Sphere and the Aesthetics of ‘Being Gorkha’ in South Asia
Anup Shekhar Chakraborty

Evolving Theories of Federalism and Comparative Evidence: Research Questions for Multicultural Democracy
Dhana Laxmi Hamal

Back to Nepal: A Canadian Perspective
Wayne Johnston

The Legislation and Legitimisation of Gender: Discriminatory Practices Property Law in Nepal
Ojaswi KC and Roshani Regmi

Vitality of Language and Religion among the Newars in the Kathmandu Valley
Frédéric Moronval

Transregionalism, Hierarchy, and Belonging Dynamics in Himalayan Mountain Tourism
Young Hoon Oh

Heritage Restoration and Traditional Community Governance in the Kathmandu Valley
Shobhit Shakya

Perspectives on Religious Identity, Caste, and Culture for Bhutanese-Nepali Refugee Families in the United States
Kathryn Stam

Illness and Honour: Creating and Treating Opioid Addiction in Urban Nepal
Thomas Zeller

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