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A Young Person’s Guide to the Cultural Heritage of the Kathmandu Valley: The Song Kaulā Kachalā and Its Video
Linköping University, Department for Studies of Social Change and Culture, Culture, Society and Media Production - KSM. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2015 (English)In: Studies in Nepali History and Society, ISSN 1025-5109, Vol. 19 (2014), no 2, 231-267 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

There is no doubt that the Newar culture of the Kathmandu Valley has attracted a lot of scholarly attention. The presentation of Newar culture in focus here, however, is very different from the scholarly literature. It is made for Newars by Newars; it is in the form of a song with a video, not a scholarly text; and it is a presentation for children, not for learned readers. The song is called Kaulā Kachalā. Within its small format, this song video plays up a very rich picture of Newar civilization and is positioned in and illuminates important problem areas and debates such as ethnic politics and cultural heritage, and cultural vulnerability and sustainability. 

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2015. Vol. 19 (2014), no 2, 231-267 p.
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Nepal, Newars, Music, Music video, Ethnic politics, Cultural heritage, Cultural sustainability
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-123364OAI: diva2:882112

Date of actual publication: 13 december 2015

Available from: 2015-12-14 Created: 2015-12-13 Last updated: 2016-01-12Bibliographically approved

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