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Bhaktapur - Nepal (Urban Space and Ritual)

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As one of the three royal centres of the Kathmandu Valley in the Nepalese Himalayas, Bhaktapur is a thriving city with some 40,000 inhabitants. Over almost two millenia, its original inhabitants of the valley, the Newars, have shaped a unique urban culture that preserved a pre-industrial lifestyle until the middle of the twentieth century. The city’s festivals punctuate the calendar in such a way that urban space turns into a stage for quite a number of civic performances. In these rituals, the supernaturals and humans act collectively to ensure the continuity of time and space. Among the many festivals of the year, ten occasions are selected. Of these, the celebration of the New Year – Bisketjātrā – in April, the Farewell to the Dead – Gāījātrā – in August and the Victory of the goddess Durgā – Dasāīn – in October are of significant meaning for the well-being of the community. Moreover, the ritual of the Navadurgā Deities leaves an imprint on the spatial and temporal integrity of the urban realm over a period of nine months.

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    Niels Gutschow
    Format:
    Hardcover
    Pages:
    540
    Publisher:
    DOM Publishers (April 1, 2017)
    Language:
    English
    ISBN-13:
    9783869225227
    ISBN-10:
    386922522X
    Dimensions:
    13.03" x 10.04"
    Case Pack:
    10
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