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Asian Studies: Nepal


Secondary Sources

Use these databases to find articles and/or essays in scholarly journals and books.


UofL Databases


Open Access

Central Bureau Of Statistics - Government of Nepal

Population demographics and census data of Nepal.


Encyclopedia Britannica - Nepal

Information on the land, people, economy, administration and social conditions, cultural life, and history. 

The World Factbook - Nepal 

Basic intelligence on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, environment, communications, transportation, military, terrorism, and transnational issues.

BBC Country Profiles - Nepal

An instant guide to the history, politics, and economic background of countries and territories.

Nepal and Bhutan : Country Studies

Offers a comprehensive description and analysis of the country or region's historical setting, geography, society, economy, political system, and foreign policy. 

UofL Government Resource Guide - Nepal

Our Government Resources guide provides an extensive list of articles related to politics, culture, and society

Primary Sources

These databases and websites provide access to digital archival materials such as manuscripts, letters, photographs, moving image and sound materials, artwork, books, diaries, and other artifacts. You can also visit our main pages for Asia and South Asia to find additional databases and resources covering broader regions.

Open Access

Archive Nepal - Discover Nepal through its History.

A digital archive that provides access to historic materials related to the history and culture of Nepal. 

Himalayan Art Resources

A virtual museum of Himalayan and Tibetan art, cataloging and exhibiting images of art from museum, university and private collections throughout the world. 

The Digital Himalaya Project

Collections of ethnographic information from the Himalayan region. Five major anthropological collections were selected for digitisation in the first phase of the project to reflect a range of different media and a wide coverage of geographical areas and ethnic populations from across the Himalayas. Alongside these visual and audio collections, we have more recently digitised an extensive set of back issues of Himalayan journals and maps and have created layered GIS maps of Nepal's 75 districts. 

The Tibetan and Himalayan Library
Collections of audio and video resources from Tibet and the southern Himalayan regions, including musical performances, language learning resources, oral traditions, lectures, and more. 


A History of Nepal
Developing Alternative Media Traditions in Nepal
Remaking Buddhism for Medieval Nepal
The Girl from Kathmandu
Grounding Knowledge/Walking Land
Kings of the Forest
Rituals of Ethnicity
Haunted by the Archaic Shaman
Himalayan People's War
High Frontiers
Rebuilding Buddhism
Siva in Trouble


Patrons of Women


UofL Databases

Recommended Titles:

BBC: Nepal

Himalayan Times

Kathmandu Post

The Nepali Times

New Business Age

People's Review


The Rising Nepal

The Weekly Mirror