The sociopolitical landscape of Nepal has seen dramatic and far-reaching changes in the past thirty years. The former Hindu kingdom has declared its commitment to secularism without agreement on what secularism means or should mean in the Nepalese context. What happens to religion under conditions of such rapid social and political change? How is the state dealing with Nepal’s multicultural and multi-religious society?
To answer these questions, this volume brings together eleven case studies by an international team of anthropologists and ethno-Indologists of Nepal