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Nepal: New Horizons?

Series: Oxfam Country Profiles

By: Omar Sattaur

64 pages, B/w photos

Oxfam

Paperback | Dec 1996 | #67256 | ISBN: 085598290X
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NHBS Price: £9.95 $13/€12 approx

About this book

Each book in Oxfam's "Country Profiles" series describes the social, political, historical, environmental and economic context of Oxfam's work in one particular country. The books focus on the real lives of ordinary people and the major development issues that face them, and are illustrated with photographs, maps and diagrams. To most people in the developed world, Nepal is an unspoilt Shangri-La of spectacular scenery and remote picturesque villages. This work goes behind the glossy tourist brochures to examine the reality of a complex and rapidly-changing society. It examines the changes in people's attitudes to the traditional monarchy and rigid social structures and describes the reality of life in a society which is undergoing a major change as a result of contact with Western influences - particularly tourism.


Contents

The land and the people - geography and society; History of a kingdom; An agricultural economy; On foot in the hills; A land of many gods - religion, caste, culture and society; Women in Nepali society; Health in the hills; Education - children and work, school and the law; Giant neighbours - India and China; Flight from Bhutan - refugees; Tourism - who benefits?; Whose environmental problem? People power.

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