Roundtable Discussion

Nepal: From Hindu Kingdom to Secular State

21 May 2018

Welcome: Dr Nilanjan Sarkar

Opening Remarks: H.E. Dr Durga Bahadur Subedi

Speakers: Professor David Gellner, Dr Mara Malagodi, Professor Sondra Hausner, Dr Marie Lecomte-Tilouine and Professor Michael Hutt

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H.E. Dr Durga Bahadur Subedi is Ambassador of Nepal to the UK.




David Gellner (@DavidGellner) is Professor of Social Anthropology and is Head of the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography at the University of Oxford.




Mara Malagodi (@RestlessMafalda) is Senior Lecturer in Law at the City University of London.


Sondra Hausner


Sondra Hausner is Professor of Anthropology of Religion at the University of Oxford.

Mlecomte tilouine


Marie Lecomte-Tilouine is Director of Research at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and is a member of the faculty for the Laboratory for Social Anthropology.




Michael Hutt (@eloquenthill) is Professor of Nepali and Himalayan Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies. He is the Principal Investigator for the AHRC funded project (2017-2020) 'After the Earth’s Violent Sway: the tangible and intangible legacies of a natural disaster'.



Nilanjan Sarkar is Deputy Director of the South Asia Centre.



Banner image credit: 'Langtang National Park, Nepal' by Sergey Pesterev on Unsplash.