Sex, Gender, and Disability in Nepal: This book explores the sex lives of women with disabilities in Nepal, showing that many women suffer more than men despite prevailing disability policies that emphasize nondiscrimination against people with disabilities. It also argues that far from general perceptions of women as asexual, women with disabilities are capable of leading highly creative and fulfilling sexual lives.
Using critical sexual theory and postcolonial studies as critical frameworks, the book investigates the narratives of authors with disabilities, exploring policy gaps and the need for supportive gender and sexual policies through the words of those affected. In particular, the book analyzes five female Nepali authors with disabilities: Radhika Dahal, Jhamak Ghimire, Sabitri Karki, Parijaat, and Mira Sahi, demonstrating the need for supportive gender policies to address the emotional and psychological needs of women with disabilities. Overall, the book argues that disciplinary discourses in practice often consider sex or sexuality as taboo, barely recognizing women in the context of marriage and family, and therefore creating gaps between policies and marginalized narratives.
This book provides important insights into sex and disability within the context of the Global South, and as such will be of interest not only to researchers working on Nepal but also to scholars across gender studies, disability studies, international development, and postcolonialism.
Living by Memories is a collection of the finest articles on different topics, such as love, humanity, politics, nostalgia, society, relationship, art and culture and literature, research, life and death and diseases, and much more. The writer expresses life and culture and society, how he lived, people he talked to, the world he saw and experienced. Beautifully crafted, the articles are highly creative force while they are based on facts, observations, impressions, readings, reflections, imaginations, and predictions. The articles offer an eclectic mix of subjects and remain testimony to the stories they tell. Divided into three parts— part one is a collection of three or more-page long articles; part two is a collection of one- two-page long articles; and part three is a collection of articles in Nepali— all the articles were published in national print and online newspapers in Nepal.
Knowledge: The book is a collection of reviews on more than twenty-four books in both Nepali and English. Some of the titles include: “The Narrative Method that delayers Grand narratives in Social Research,” “Language, Incommensurability, and Repetition,” “Bipiko Bidroha & Biman Bidroha,” “Conflict is anti-environment,” “Causes, Consequences and Kinds of Communism,” “Cultural Diversity and Gender: A Worthwhile Read,” “Silence is a Political Act,” “Lowland,” “Evicted,” “Yambuner,” “The Discomfort of Evening,” “Rich Storytelling, Poor Representation?” “Healed reviewed,” “Shushila’s Justice,” “Reviewing Parajuli and his works in reviews,” “Coding as a ritual a good thing for social scientists,” “Urgency of better research on error feedback in L2 writing: Ferris,” “D. R.’s novel “Sprouts on the Rock.”