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Professor Bruce Owens's summer research in Nepal

Posted on August 22, 2009

Professor Bruce Owens traveled to Nepal in the summer of 2009 to further his research on the end of monarchy in Nepal, and to observe the first full celebration of the Kathmandu valley’s largest festival (Bungaya: in Newar bhāsa, or Rāto Matsyendranāthko Rath Jātrā in Nepali) since Nepal has been declared a republic after the stunning Maoist electoral victory in 2008. This was also the first since the creation of the office of President has been created – the official who now takes on what was previously the King’s festival role.

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