Chudamani Basnet
Chudamani Basnet
Assistant Professor (SG)
Department of Sociology
Akbar Bhawan, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi – 110021
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Qualifications

  • PhD in Sociology from University of Georgia , in 2010
  • M.A. from University of Georgia , in 2006

Recent Publications

  • Basnet, Chudamani. 2022. Reflexivity and Field Research Experience During Nepal’s Political Transition. Studies in Nepali History & Society 27(1):131-50.

  • Basnet, Chudamani. 2022. Citizens’ Movement for Democracy and Peace: Mass Mobilisation in Nepal’s People’s Movement Ii. South Asia Research 42(2):249-65.

  • Basnet, Chudamani. 2021. Middle Castes against Hill High Caste Political Domination in Nepal: Can Indian Experience Be a Lesson? Dhaulagiri journal of sociology and anthropology 15:46-55.

  • Basnet, Chudamani. 2021. Debating Civil Society: Nagarik Samaj and Nagarik Discourse in Nepal’s People's  Movement Ii. Studies in Nepali History & Society 26(2):413-34.

  • Basnet, Chudamani, and Ratnakar Jha. 2021. पूर्वी नेपालमा मधेसी पुरुष र पहाडी महिला बीचमा अन्तरजातीय प्रेम र विवाह. Samaj Adhyayan 17:67-90.

  • Basnet, Chudamani. 2020. वि.सं. २०६२–२०६३ को जनआन्दोलनमा नागरिक आन्दोलन र नागरिक समाज. In Civil Society in Loktantra: A Review of the Past Twenty Five Years. Harshaman Maharjan, Devraj Humagain, Pratyoush Onta, Lokranjan Parajuli, and Devendra Upreti (eds.), pp. 79-100. Kathmandu: Martin Chautari 

  • Basnet, Chudamani, and A. S. Sandhya. 2020. Female Employers and Their Maids in New Delhi: ‘This Is Our Culture’. South Asia Research 40(2): 282-98.

  • Basnet, Chudamani. 2020. वि.सं. २०६२–२०६३ को जनआन्दो लनमा नागरिक आन्दोलन र नागरिक समाज. Samaj Adhyayan (15): 173-194. (Also published as a book chapter, above)

  • Basnet, Chudamani. 2019. Crossing the Caste and Ethnic Boundaries: Love and Intermarriage between Madhesi Men and Pahadi Women in Southern Nepal. South Asia Multidisciplinary Academic Journal [SAMAJ]. http://journals.openedition.org/samaj/5802: 1-19

  • Basnet, Chudamani, and A.S. Sandhya. 2019. Nepali Domestic Workers in New Delhi: Strategies and Agency. Dhaulagiri journal of sociology and anthropology 13:49-57.

  • Basnet, Chudamani. 2019. The Federal Socialist Forum: An Incipient Middle Caste Politics in Nepal? Studies in Nepali History & Society 24(2): 355–80.

  • Basnet, Chudamani. 2018. “Ke Hindu dharma bahunbadko shrot ho? Dor Bahadur Bista ko fatalism and development pacchis barsh pachhi punaraddhyayan garda [Is Hinduism the source of Brahmanism? Rereading DB Bista’s Fatalism and Development after 25 years]”. Samaj Addhyaan (13):  121-140

  • Basnet, Chudamani. 2018. "Religion or Political Institutions? Revisiting D.B. Bista’s Fatalism and Development Thesis after 25 Years" Studies in Nepali History and Society 23(1): 33-58 ISSN: 1025-5109

  • Basnet, Chudamani. 2017. "Blurred Boundaries: Fact and Fiction in Sotala." Studies in Nepali History and Society 22(1): 157-178.

Research Interests

  • Political sociology
  • Cultural Sociology
  • Structured Inequality
  • Historical sociology

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