Religion, Secularism, and Ethnicity in Contemporary Nepal

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Religion in Nepal is changing as Nepalese society transforms and globalizes. New middle class movements, new forms of ethnic identity, and new values challenge older traditions, such as shamanism, animal sacrifice, ritual, and healing. Nepalis are faced with pressing questions about how the state should interact with a multicultural and multi-religious society. Eleven detailed case studies, contextualized by a substantial Introduction and a comparative Afterword by political philosopher Rajeev Bhargava, describe and analyse how religion is practiced in Nepal today.

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Religion in Nepal is changing as Nepalese society transforms and globalizes. New middle class movements, new forms of ethnic identity, and new values challenge older traditions, such as shamanism, animal sacrifice, ritual, and healing. Nepalis are faced with pressing questions about how the state should interact with a multicultural and multi-religious society. Eleven detailed case studies, contextualized by a substantial Introduction and a comparative Afterword by political philosopher Rajeev Bhargava, describe and analyse how religion is practiced in Nepal today.

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