A network of researchers for Nepal

Following the terrible earthquake that hit Nepal in April and May of this year, a large number of researchers, academics and students based in French institutions and specializing in the study of Nepalese societies and environments have decided to constitute a network, the “Réseau Chercheurs Népal“, with the aim of offering more visibly and efficiently their competencies in the service of a socioculturally and environmentally appropriate and longterm reconstruction effort.

Salme village (Denis Blamont, May 2015)

Salme village (Denis Blamont, May 2015)


 
Mobilizing and lobbying are some of the aims pursued. The Salme village in the Nuwakot district, which has a long history as a focus of French research in Nepal, has been particularly singled out for a major effort at funding and assistance at emergency relief, with the threat of the oncoming monsoon looming large.

 
The network’s website can be consulted here:
http://reseauchercheursnepal.fr/

 
A map with some of the research sites of this group of scholars:

 

 


Nicolas Sihlé

Nicolas Sihlé, a sociocultural anthropologist, is researcher at the Center for Himalayan Studies, a research unit of the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) based in Villejuif (France). He specializes on Tibetan religion and society, and is the author of Rituels bouddhiques de pouvoir et de violence : La figure du tantriste tibétain [Buddhist rituals of power and violence : The figure of the Tibetan tantrist] (Brepols, 2013). His current work focuses on post-Mao socioreligious transitions in and around the famous communities of non-monastic specialists of tantric Buddhism in northeast Tibet (Amdo), and more generally on the comparative anthropology of Buddhism.

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