9780199481927

Global Nepalis Religion, Culture, and Community in a New and Old Diaspora

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  • ISBN13:

    9780199481927

  • ISBN10:

    019948192X

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2018-09-23
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Author Biography


David N. Gellner, Professor, Department of Social Anthropology, All Souls College, University of Oxford,Sondra L. Hausner, Associate Professor, Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Oxford

Table of Contents


Preface
List of Tables and Figures
List of Plates

1. Introduction: The Nepali/Gorkhali Diaspora since the Nineteenth Century
David N. Gellner

THE OLD DIASPORA: SOUTH ASIA, SOUTHEAST ASIA, AND BEYOND

2. Marginal Migrants? Migrant Associations and the Lived Experience of Nepali Migrant Workers in India
Jeevan R. Sharma
3. Identifications, State Categorizations, and Religious Changes among Sikkimese Gurungs
Melanie Vandenhelsken
4. The Religious Life of the Gorkhalis of Myanmar
Sushma Joshi
5. Creating Nepali Ethnoscapes in Thailand
Anil Sakya
6. Fiji Nepalis: Reviving Connections Lost for Over a Century
Krishna P. Adhikari and Bhimsen Sapkota

THE NEW DIASPORA 1: TRANSNATIONAL URBAN MIGRANTS IN SINGAPORE, THE GULF, AND THE USA

7. Belonging and Not-Belonging: Experiences of Nepali Gurkha Families on Returning from Singapore
Kelvin E.Y. Low
8. Popular Music among Nepalis in Bahrain: Nightclubs, Media, Performance, and Publics
Anna Stirr
9. 'No One Wants to go Abroad; It's all about Obligation': What Migration Means to Nepali Migrant Workers in Qatar
Tristan Brusle
10. Transnational Politics in Nepali Organizations in New York
Susan Hangen
11. Imagined Secularisms: Perspectives from the Nepali Diaspora
Bandita Sijapati
12. The Khora of Migration: Everyday Practices of (Well) Being and Belonging between Mustang, Nepal, and New York City
Sienna R. Craig and Ngawang Tsering Gurung

THE NEW DIASPORA 2: ETHNICITY, CASTE, AND RELIGION IN THE UK

13. Counting Ourselves: CNSUK's 2008 Survey of Nepalis in the UK
Krishna P. Adhikari and Chandra Laksamba
14. Invention and Tradition: Limbu Adaptations of Religion in the Diaspora
Bal Gopal Shrestha and David N. Gellner
15. Death and Society: The Performance of Gurung Death Rites in the UK
Florence Gurung
16. The Migration of Nepali Nurses to the UK: Transnational Family Ties, Social Ritual, and the Role of
Internet Technology
Radha Adhikari
17. Caste Discrimination Overseas: Nepali Dalits in England
Mitra Pariyar

UNITING THE DIASPORA AND HAVING AN IMPACT IN THE HOMELAND

18. The NRN (Non-Resident Nepali) Movement
Krishna P. Adhikari and David N. Gellner
19. Tamang Gendered Subjectivities in a Migrating World
Kathryn March

20. Afterword: Rethinking Diaspora Consciousness
Sondra L. Hausner

Index
About the Editors and Contributors

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