Book Chapters

2017. “Citizenship, Gender, and Statelessness in Nepal: Before and After the 2015 Constitution” in Understanding Statelessness. Tendayi Bloom, Katherine Tonkiss and Philip Cole, eds. London: Routledge. 135-152. Click here to access the chapter. Click here for full citation details.
2014. “Circular Lives: Histories and Economies of Belonging in the Transnational Thangmi Village” in Facing Globalisation: Belonging in the Himalayas, Gérard Toffin and Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka, eds. Delhi: Sage Publications. 63-95. Click here to access the chapter.
2014. “Living Practical Dharma: Chomo Khandru and the Himalayan Bon Tradition” in Buddhists: Understanding Buddhism Through Biography. Todd Lewis, ed. Wiley-Blackwell. 246-256. Click here to access the chapter.
2013. “‘Jatiya sanghiyatabad’ ra sakaratmak kadamlai alagyaune kam” [Separating ‘ethnic federalism’ and affirmative action] in Asamanta ra sakaratmak kadam [Inequality and affirmative action]. Kathmandu: Social Science Baha. 94-98. Co-authored with Louise Tillin. Click here to access the chapter.
2012. “Restructuring the State, Restructuring Ethnicity: Situating Nepal in Contemporary Social Scientific Debates” in Ethnicity and Federalisation in Nepal. Chaitanya Mishra and Om Gurung, eds. Kathmandu: Central Department of Sociology/Anthropology, Trivhuvan University. 224-237. Click here to access the chapter.
2011 “Synthesizing Practice and Performance, Securing Recognition: Thangmi Cultural Heritage in Nepal and India” in Ritual, Heritage and Identity: The Politics of Culture and Performance in a Globalised World. Christiane Brosius and Karin Polit, eds. London: Routledge. 202-245. Click here to access the chapter.
2011 “The Formation of Political Consciousness in Rural Nepal” in Windows into A Revolution: Ethnographies of Maoism in India and Nepal. Alpa Shah and Judith Pettigrew, eds. Delhi: Social Science Press. 60-88. Click here to access the chapter.
2010 “Creating ‘Civilized’ Communists: A Quarter Century of Politicization in Rural Nepal” in Varieties of Activist Experience: Civil Society in South Asia, David Gellner, ed. Delhi: Sage Publications. 46-80. Click here to access the chapter.
2010 “Nepal’s Two Polities: A View from Dolakha” in In Hope and Fear: Living Through the People’s War in Nepal, Prabin Manandhar and David Seddon, eds. Delhi: Adroit Publishers. 200-213. Co-authored with Mark Turin. Click here to access the chapter.
2009 “Ethnic (P)reservations: Comparing Thangmi Ethnic Activism in Nepal and India” in Ethnic Activism and Civil Society in South Asia, David Gellner, ed. Delhi: Sage Publications. 115-141. Click here to access the chapter.
2006 “Barbarians at the Border and Civilising Projects: Analaysing Ethnic and National Identities in the Tibetan Context” in Tibetan Borderlands. (Proceedings of the Tenth Seminar of the International Association of Tibetan Studies, 2003). Christiaan Klieger, ed. Leiden: Brill. 9-34. Click here to access the chapter.
2006 “Living Practical Dharma: A Tribute to Chomo Khandru and the Bonpo Women of Lubra Village, Mustang, Nepal” in Women’s Renunciation in South Asia: Nuns, Yoginis, Saints and Singers. Meena Khandelwal, Sondra L. Hausner, and Ann Grodzins Gold, eds. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 69-93. Click here to access the chapter. Also published in 2007 in Delhi by Zubaan (Kali for Women).
2004 “The Path to Janasarkar in Dolakha District: Towards an Ethnography of the Maoist Movement” in Himalayan People’s War: Nepal’s Maoist Rebellion, Michael Hutt, ed. London: Hurst & Co. 77-109. Co-authored with Mark Turin. Click here to access the chapter.
2004 “Nepalka gauma rajnitik chetana nirman: sthaniya itihasle sikaeko path [The Formation of Political Consciousness in Rural Nepal: Lessons from Local History” in Samabesi loktantra-ka adharharu [The Foundations of Inclusive Democracy], Mohan Mainali, ed. Kathmandu: Social Science Baha. Click here to access the chapter.
2002 “Embodied Ancestors: Territory and the Body in Thangmi Death Rituals” in Territory and Identity in Tibet and the Himalayas. Katia Buffetrille and Hildegard Diemberger, eds. Leiden: Brill. 233-252. Click here to access the chapter.
1999 “Appropriate Treasure: Reflections on Women, Buddhism, and Cross-Cultural Exchange” in Buddhist Women Across Cultures. Karma Lekshe Tsomo, ed. Albany: SUNY Press. 221-238. Click here to access the chapter.