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Social Science Baha

A really useful website for anyone wanting to find out a little more about current research in social sciences in Nepal.  Click on the image below…

Here’s what the home page of Social Science Baha says…

‘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’.

The lectures look pretty interesting, and are free to attend. For those of you that don’t live in close proximity to Patan, most of the lectures are downloadable as audio files. You can also subscribe to a newsletter which keeps you updated on contemporary research.

Worth 5 minutes of your time anyway….