Bibliography

This section aims to be a comprehensive bibliography on Nepali Christianity (at least with respect to English-language sources), with as many of the resources available here electronically as possible. Please email me with any references I have overlooked, or if your work is included on the list and you would like to send me an electronic copy to upload.

Acharya, Babu Ram. 1969. “Shri Panch Badamaharajadhiraj Prithvi Narayan Shah Ra Capuchin Padariharu” [His Majesty the King Prithvi Narayan Shah and the Capuchin Fathers]. Ramjham 6(1), 2026 B. S.

Afful, Kenneth E. 1992. The Role of NGOs in the Development Process A Case-study of NGO Projects in Nepal. Ph.D. thesis, University of Lancaster. [Evaluates the work of UMN.]

Alsop, Ian. 1996. “Christians at the Malla Court: the Capuchin ‘piccolo libro’.” In Change and continuity: studies in the Nepalese culture of the Kathmandu Valley, edited by Siegfried Lienhard. Alessandria: Edizioni dell’Orso.

Andresen,  Øystein Molstad and Ase Grindheim. 1987. Mor Ingeborg av Tansen. Oslo, Norway: Ansgar Forlag.

Arnett, Mark. 2002. Himalayan Vision: Fifty Years in Nepal—the Story of the INF. Pokhara, Nepal: International Nepal Fellowship.

Australian Government Refugee Review Tribunal. 2010. Country Advice Nepal – NPL37529.

Australian Government Refugee Review Tribunal. 2011. Country Advice Nepal – NPL38420.

Barclay, John. 2009. “The Church in Nepal: Analysis of Its Gestation and Growth.” International Bulletin of Missionary Research 33 (4):189-194.

Bergh, Miriam. 1999. “Contextualization of the Gospel in the Church of Nepal”. Dharma Deepika 3 (June): 33-40.

Bhandari, Lok Mani. 1999. “The role of power encounter in the growth of Christianity in Nepal”. Dissertation submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Theology and Interdisciplinary Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary.

Bhandary, Sanu Maiya. 2013. “Exploring the Diaconal Working Approaches of One Norwegian Mission Organization; HimalPartner in Nepal“. Thesis submitted for Master’s in Diakonia and Christian Social Practice, Diakonhjemmet University College.

Bhatta, Bhoj Raj. 2010. “Creating Unity and Health in the Nepali Church.Evangelical Missions Quarterly, July issue.

Campbell, Ben. 2016. “Tamang Christians and the Resituating of Religious Difference”. In Religion, Secularism, and Ethnicity in Contemporary Nepal, edited by David N. Gellner, Sondra L. Hausner, and Chiara Letizia. Oxford: OUP.

Cobb, Alice. c1963. Come to Shanta Bhawan! New York: Friendship Press.

Cooley, Douglas.  n.d. Shanta Bhawan: Palace of Peace. Kathmandu: Ghanta Press.

Cundy, Mary. 1994. Better than the witch doctor. Crowborough: Monarch.

Dalzell, Victoria. 2010. ‘“Our Hymn Numbers are More Sacred Than Bible Verses”: Forming Nepali Christian Identity Through Music.’ MA Thesis, University of California Riverside.

—. 2015. “Freedom, Margins, and Music: Musical Discourses of Tharu Ethnicity in Nepal“. Thesis submitted for degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Music, University of California Riverside. [See particularly Chapter 5.]

DAWN Nepal. 2007. National Church Survey of Nepal: August 2007. Kathmandu: Nepal Research and Resource Network.

Dickinson, John, and Family. 2016. A Yak in the Fridge: Life and Work in Nepal. USA: Xulon Press.

Enga, Kap. 2004. “Church and State in Nepal, A Brief History.” Dharma Deepika, 51-63 (December).

Friederici, Dorothea. 1959. From His hand to ours: being an account of the work of the N.E.B. until 1959. Perth: Milne, Tannahill & Methven.

Fricke, T. 2008. “Tamang conversions: culture, politics, and the Christian conversion narrative in Nepal.Contributions to Nepalese Studies 35 (1):35-62.

Gaborieau, Marc 2002. “Christian Minorities in the Hindu Kingdom of Nepal.” In Religious minorities in South Asia: selected essays on post-colonial situations, edited by Monirul Hussain and Lipi Ghosh. New Delhi: Manak Publications.

Galvin, Kathey-Lee. 2003. “Life after death: an ethnographic analysis of widowhood in Urban Nepal.” Dissertation submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Washington State University.

Gellner, David N. 2005. “The emergence of conversion in a Hindu-Buddhist polytropy: The Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, c. 1600–1995.Comparative studies in society and history 47 (4):755-780.

Ghising, Nima Raj. 2006. Conversion to Christianity in Nepal, Dynamics and Challenges. M.Th., University of Edinburgh.

Gibson, Ian. 2015. “Suffering and Christianity: Conversion and Ethical Change Among the Newars of Bhaktapur”. Thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropology, University of Oxford.

—. 2017. Suffering and Hope: Christianity and Ethics among the Newars of Bhatkapur. Kathmandu: Ekta Books.

—. 2017. “Pentecostal Peacefulness: Virtue Ethics and the Reception of Theology in Nepal”. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Society. 23 (4).

Guiness, Gordon M. 1928. The Quest of the Nepal Border. London: Marshall Morgan and Scott Ltd.

Gurung, Udi Jang. 2005. “A Historical Study of Christianity in Nepal”. MA dissertation submitted to Tribhuvan University (Ref. no. D248.246 G969H).

Hagen, Alma. 2006. Then Nepal’s Door Opened. USA: Xulon Press.

Hagen, Paul Kenneth. 1998. “The Nepali Brahman Response to the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the Context of the Hindu Nepali Brahman Worldview.” Dissertation submitted for degree of Doctor of Missiology, Concordia Theological Seminary.

Hale, Thomas. 1986. Don’t let the goats eat the loquat trees: adventures of an American surgeon in Nepal. Grand Rapids: Zondervan.

—. 1989. On the far side of Liglig Mountain: the adventures of an American family in Nepal. Grand Rapids: Zondervan.

—. 1993. Living stones of the Himalayas: adventures of an American couple in Nepal. Grand Rapids: Zondervan.

—. 2012. Light dawns in Nepal: a story about ordinary people used by god to do the impossible: the story of the International Nepal Fellowship. Kathmandu: International Nepal Fellowship.

Hankins, Gerald W.. 1992. A Heart for Nepal. Winnepeg, Manitoba: Windflower Communications.

Harper, Ian. 2003. “Magic, Mission and Medicalisation: An Anthropological Study of Public Health in Contemporary Nepal.’” Ph.D. Thesis, University of London.

—. 2008. “Mediating therapeutic uncertainty: A Mission Hospital in Nepal.” In Harrison, M, M Jones & H Sweet (eds) From Western Medicine to Global Medicine: The Hospital Beyond the West. Delhi: Orient Longman.

—. 2014. Development and Public Health in the Himalaya: Reflections on healing in Contemporary Nepal. Abingdon: Routledge. Chapters 5 and 6.

Henwood, Nick and Ros. 2011. Changed Agents: Nine Years in Nepal. Guilford: Grosvenor House Publishing.

Hepworth, Patricia. 1959. Fires at the foot of Fish-Tail. Edinburgh: Nepal Evangelistic Band.

Inchley, Valerie. 2007. “Globalization, Migration and Mission in the Nepali Context.” Global Missiology, July issue.

—. 2009. If I’d Been Born in Nepal… Daughters of the Millennium. 2nd edition. Kathmandu: Ekta.

—. 2014. The Nepali Diaspora: Migrants, Ministry and Mission. Kathmandu: Ekta.

Johnson, Mark. 2006. “Grace and Greed in a People Movement to Christ in Nepal.” Evangelical Missions Quarterly. January issue.

Kahlheimer, John F. 1985. The Rim of Christendom. Kathmandu: St. Xavier School.

Kainee, David 2016. `Cross in the land of the khukuri’, Kathmandu post, 25/12/16.

Karthak, Salon. 1996. Srastaka Triratna [A Collection of Biographies]. Kathmandu: Sarikar Prakashan.

—. 2007. Padari Ganga Prasad Pradhan Ka Uplabdha Rachanawali [Available Works of Ganga Prasad Pradhan]. Kathmandu: Ekta.

Kathry, Ramesh. 1997. “Church and Mission Relationship in Nepal – Forty Years Ahead“. International Review of Mission 86 (342): 301–305.

—. 2007. “Christology for Everest Land”. Dharma Deepika, 11 (2), 7-23.

—. 2012. “Nepal.” The Ecumenical Review 64 (2):131-132.

Kehrberg, Norma. 2000. The Cross in the Land of the Khukuri. Kathmandu: Ekta Books.

Khadka, Harka Bahadur. 2003. “Holistic Mission and Church Growth: A Study with special reference to Kathmandu Nepal”. A Thesis submitted to the Academic Council of New India Bible Seminary, Paippad, Kerala.

Khanal, B. P.. 1998. Pastor Tir Bahadur, Amruwali Kanchho [Biography]. Kathmandu: Samdan Publishers.

Kim, Hansung. 2017. “Theological Education in Nepal“. Evangelical Missions Quarterly, January issue.

Kircheiner, Ole. 2016. “Culture and Christianity negotiated in Hindu society: a case study of a church in Central and Western Nepal“. PhD thesis, Middlesex University.

—. 2017. Culture and Christianity Negotiated in Hindu Society. Oxford, Regnum.

Letizia, Chiara. 2012. “Shaping secularism in Nepal.European Bulletin of Himalayan Research, 39, 66–104.

—. 2017. “Secularism and statebuilding in Nepal“. Accord: An International Review of Peace Initiatives 26: 109–111.

Leve, Lauren. 2014. “Cruel Optimism, Christianity, and the Post-conflict Optic.” Hot Spots, Cultural Anthropology website, March 24, 2014.

Lindell, Jonathan. 1979. Nepal and the Gospel of God. Kathmandu: United Mission to Nepal.

Maharjan, Mangal Man. 2002. Comparative study of Hinduism and Christianity in Nepal. Kathmandu: Ekta Books.

—. 2012. “Nepal: Koinonia Patan Church.” In The Oxford Encyclopaedia of South Asian Christianity, edited by Roger E. Hedlund, Jesudas Athyal, Joshua Kalapati and Jessica Richard. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.

Messerschmidt, Donald A. 2012. Fr Moran of Kathmandu: pioneer priest, educator, and ham radio voice of the Himalayas. Bangkok: White Orchid Press.

Molk, Christian. 2012. “Converting to Christianity in Nepal – A Qualitative Study of What It Means for a Hindu-Nepalese to Convert to Christianity in the Context of Social Meaning and Legal Conditions in Nepal.” Thesis submitted for Bachelor of Theology, Orebro School of Theology.

Mumper, Sharon. 1990. “Global Report“. Evangelical Missions Quarterly. July issue.

Niemczura, Joe. 2009. The Hospital at the End of the World: Medical stories from a place far off the beaten path of twenty-first century medicine. A frontrow seat with Christian medical missionaries in the foothills of the Himalayas. Austin: Plain View Press.

Niuaus, Robert. 1985. “Global Report“. Evangelical Missions Quarterly. January Issue.

O’Hanlon, Lily. 1974. Into Nepal. INF Publications.

O’Hanlon, Lily and Hilda M. Steele. n.d. Except the Lord build. Nepal: Nepal Evangelistic Band.

Pandey, Simon. 2003. Christianity in Nepal. Kathmandu: National Churches Fellowship of Nepal.

Passah, Amena Nora. 2003. ‘Nepali Christians in the Khasi and Jaintia Hilla of Meghalaya.’ In: Awadhesh Kumar Sinha and Tanka Bahadur Subba (eds.), The Nepalis in Northeast India: a community in search of Indian identity, pp. 277-294. New Delhi: Indus.

Paudel, S. 2002. Pastor Kali Bahadur Tamang. Kathmandu: Good News Communication Center. [Nepali-language biography]

Perry, Cindy L. 1990. ‘Church and Mission in Nepal, the Development of a Unique Relationship.’ Evangelical Missions Quarterly, 26(4), 16-23. January issue.

—. 1990. “Bhai-Tika and Tij Braka, A Case Study in the Contextualisation of the two Nepali Festivals.” Missiology 18(2), 177-183.

—. 1997. Nepali Around the World, Emphasizing Nepali Christians of the Himalayas. Kathmandu: Ekta Books.

—. 1999. ‘Christianity in the Himalayas’ Dharma Deepika, 3(1), 2.

—. 1999. ‘Bibliography of Christianity in Nepal and the Himalayas.’ Dharma Deepika, 63-89. June issue.

—. 2000. A biographical history of the Church in Nepal. 3rd ed. Kathmandu: Nepal Church History Project.

—. 2001. ‘The Nepali Diaspora and the Gospel.’ Dharma Deepika, 7(2), 35-44.

Petech, Luciano (ed.). 2003/4. Tibet Ra Nepalma Italian Dharma Pracharakharu [Italian Missionaries in Tibet and Nepal]. Kathmandu: Royal Nepal Academy. Translated into Nepali by Surendra Dhakal, 2060 B. S.

Pickett, Mark. 2015. “Caste-Sensitive Church Planting: Revisiting the Homogeneous Unit Principle.Transformation: An International Journal of Holistic Mission Studies 32 (3).

—. 2015. “Ethnicity, Kinship, Religion and Territory: Identifying Communities in South Asia.Journal of International Frontier Missiology. January-March issue.

Pritchard, Elizabeth. 1973. For Such a Time. Eastbourne, Eng.: Victory Press.

Rai, Lagan. 2013. “Conversion to Christianity and Social Inclusion: A Comparative Ethnographic Study of Chepang and Santal Communities.” Final Report submitted to the Social Inclusion Research Fund (SIRF)/ SNV Nepal.

Rai, Prem Bahadur (ed.). 2002. Ramghat Mandali Smarika Pachasaun Barshikotsab 1952-2002 [Ramghat Church Memoranda Golden Jubilee]. Pokhara: Ramghat Church. Prakash, Yr. 22, Iss. 24, Mangsir 2060 B.S.

Ramghat Mandali Chalisau Barshikotsab (1952-1992) Smarika [Ramghat Church 40th Anniversary]. Pokhara: Ramghat Church. 1992.

Ripert, Blandine. 2001, “Innovations Among the Poor: Conversions to Christianity in Central Nepal,” in Anand Amaladass (ed.), Profiles of Poverty and Networks of Power in India. DACA Publications, Madurai, p. 131-142.

—. 2014. “Improbable Globalization: Individualization and Christianization among the Tamangs.” In Facing Globalization in the Himalayas: Belonging and the Politics of the Self, edited by Gerard Toffin and J Pfaff-Czarnecka. New Delhi: SAGE.

Rongong, Rajendra. 2012. Early Churches in Nepal: an indigenous movement, till 1990. Kathmandu: Ekta books.

—. 2012. “Gyaneshwor Church (Nepal Isai Mandali).” In The Oxford Encyclopaedia of South Asian Christianity, edited by Roger E. Hedlund, Jesudas Athyal, Joshua Kalapati and Jessica Richard. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.

Sada, Ivan. 2010. “History of the Church in Nepal.” ECS Nepal. August 27.

Sears, Robert E. 2016. “Spiritual dreams and the Nepalese: Attribution theory and the dream-related cognition of Nepali Christians and Hindus.” Dissertation submitted for the degree of Doctoral of Philosophy in Intercultural Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary.

Sears, Robert E. and Ralph W. Hood. 2017. “Dreaming mystical experience amongst Christians and Hindus: The impact of culture, language, and religious participation on responses to the Dreaming Mysticism Scale.Mental Health, Religion and Culture.

Sebastian, Roy (ed.). 2001. Fifty Years Placed with the Son in Nepal. Kathmandu: The Nepal Jesuit Society.

Schreib, Claudia. 1989. “The Nepali Christians: religious Outcasts in A Religious Land”. Field report submitted to the University of Wisconsin College Year in Nepal 1988-1989. June 22.

Shah, Saubhagya. 1993. “The Gospel comes to the Hindu kingdom.” Himal 6 (5):35-40. (See also correspondence in subsequent issues.)

Sharma, Bal Krishna. 2001. “A History of the Pentecostal Movement in Nepal.” Asian Journal of Pentecostal Studies 4 (2):295-305.

—. 2012. “Assemblies of God in Nepal.” In The Oxford Encyclopaedia of South Asian Christianity, edited by Roger E. Hedlund, Jesudas Athyal, Joshua Kalapati and Jessica Richard. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.

—. 2013. Christian identity and funerary rites in Nepal. Oxford: Regnum Books International.

Shrestha, Manoj. 2014. “Contextual expository preaching: A way of forming congregations that is faithful to scripture and relevant to the lived experience of the Nepali people.” Thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Princeton Theological Seminary.

Shrestha, Maya. 2013. “The Impact of Pro-life Education on Abortion Attitude Among College Students in Nepal“. Thesis submitted for Master of Science in Nursing, Cedarville University.

Shrestha, Ram Prasad. 2012. “A Historical Analytical Account of Mission Development of Churches of Nepal from 1990 to 2010.” Thesis submitted for MA Intercultural Studies in Asian Context, Redcliffe College.

Singh, Sahana. 2015. ‘Persecution To Proselytization: Bhutanese Hindu Refugees In America.Swarajya, March 11.

Stephen, Anil. (2000). Nepal’s Christians See Unprecedented Growth in this Hindu Kingdom. Christianity Today, April.

Tamang, Dil Bahadur. 2003. Khristian Mandali Itihas. Kathmandu: GFA Publications.

Tamang, Ganesh. 2012. “Some Critical Observations for Theological Education in Nepal.The Ecumenical Review 64 (2):132-143.

United Mission to Nepal. 1999. Celebrating 45 Years in Nepal. Kathmandu: United Mission to Nepal.

—. 2003. Fifty years in God’s hand: Blessings of the past – visions for the future. Kathmandu: United Mission to Nepal.

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Vannini, Fulgentius. 1977. Christian Settlements in Nepal During the Eighteenth Century. New Delhi: Stylish Printing Press.

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Wang, David. 1991. “Black Bravery.” Asian Report, May-June. Reproduced in Evangelical Missions Quarterly, July 1992 issue.

Watters, David. 2011. At the Foot of the Snows: A Journey of Faith and Words Among the Kham-speaking People of Nepal. Seattle: Engage Faith Press.

Whelpton, John. “Christianity and Nepali Society“. Presentation given to the the Social Science Baha, December 2012. (For more resources see here.)

Winslow, Molly R. 2014. ‘Resettled: A Portrait of Bhutanese Refugees in Dayton, Ohio.’ Honors Thesis, University of Dayton.

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Yeonjeong, Kim. 2015. Christian identity development of adolescents in a Hindu religio-cultural dominant context. Dissertation sbmitted for the degree of Doctor of Ministry, Ashbury Theological Seminary.

Zharkevich, I. 2016. “‘When Gods Return to their Homeland in the Himalayas’: Maoism, Religion, and Change in the Model Village of Thabang, mid-Western Nepal“. In Religion, Secularism, and Ethnicity in Contemporary Nepal, edited by David N. Gellner, Sondra L. Hausner, and Chiara Letizia. Oxford: OUP.