This collection of school textbooks from Nepal has been assembled by Professor of Anthropology Kathryn March over the last 30 years or so. Because the textbooks are fragile imprints on highly acidic paper, it has not been possible to add them to the circulating collection. Their use has been limited to students and visitors to Prof. March’s office. In recent years South Asian textbooks have become objects of increasing interest to academics in many fields, due to both political developments and changing trends in research and interpretation. We expect the Nepali textbooks to be of interest to scholars in the politics, language/linguistics, sociology, religious studies, agricultural and international economic development studies, and of course, education. They are visually interesting, part of everyday and popular culture, and ripe for application to timely academic problems in virtually any field. The collection consists of some 200 books produced by the Government of Nepal and we thank the Ministry of Education for granting permission to make these textbooks freely available online.

Pages captured at 300 dpi grayscale and converted to optimized Adobe PDFs to reduce filesize. When we are notified that OCR engines can read Devanagari, we will reprocess the files for fulltext search functionality. Page skew is due to the appearance of the original printed texts.

This project funded by the College of Arts & Sciences and coordinated by Cornell University Library, was developed by the Arts & Sciences Visual Resources Advisory Group.

Recent Submissions

  • English Reader 

    Pradhan, G.S. (Kathmandu, Nepal : Ministry of Education, Nepal, 1994)
  • Naitik Shiksha 

    Keshab Sharan, Khem Raj (Kathmandu, Nepal : Ministry of Education, Nepal, 1995)
  • My Primary English Book 2 

    Pradhan, Arun Kiran; Awasti, Lavadev; Gautam, Naresh Prasad (Kathmandu, Nepal : Ministry of Education, Nepal, 1939)
  • Mero Nepali Kitab 

    Dhungel, Diwakar (Kathmandu, Nepal : Ministry of Education, Nepal, 1995)
  • Byawharik Swastha ra Sararik Shiksha 

    (Kathmandu, Nepal : Ministry of Education, Nepal, 1979)
  • Bigyan 

    (Kathmandu, Nepal : Ministry of Education, Nepal, 1975)
  • My Primary English Book 1 

    Pradhan, Arun Kiran; Awasti, Lavadev; Gautam, Naresh Prasad; Bajracharya, Niranjan (Kathmandu, Nepal : Ministry of Education, Nepal, 1938)
  • Mahendra Mala 

    (Kathmandu, Nepal : Ministry of Education, Nepal, 1975)
  • Our Nepali Book 

    Bhattrai, Govinda Prasad; Dahal, Drowna (Kathmandu, Nepal : Ministry of Education, Nepal, 1995)
  • Mahendra Mala 

    (Kathmandu, Nepal : Ministry of Education, Nepal, 1981)
  • Itihas 

    (Kathmandu, Nepal : Ministry of Education, Nepal, 1992)
  • Itihas 

    Aryal, Ishwor Raj; Bhattrai, Guna Dev (Kathmandu, Nepal : Ministry of Education, Nepal, 1996)
  • Mero Nepali Kitab 

    Dhungel, Diwakar; Dixit, Usha (Kathmandu, Nepal : Ministry of Education, Nepal, 1996)
  • Mero Serophero 

    Nachoy, Mohan Gopal (Kathmandu, Nepal : Ministry of Education, Nepal, 1994)
  • Hamro Purbabyabasahik Shiksha 

    Rijal, Bijaya; Wagle, Madhav Prasad; Shrestha, Renu; Adhikari, Jebin (Kathmandu, Nepal : Ministry of Education, Nepal, 1996)
  • Hamro Nepali Kitab 

    Pyakurel, Bharat Nepali (Kathmandu, Nepal : Ministry of Education, Nepal, 1996)
  • Hamro Sansar Hamro Samaj 

    Shrestha, Narayan Prasad (Kathmandu, Nepal : Ministry of Education, Nepal, 1989)
  • Samajik Shiksha (Panchyat) 

    (Kathmandu, Nepal : Ministry of Education, Nepal, 1973)
  • Hamro Janasankhya ra Batabaran Shiksha 

    Shrestha, Puspa Bahadur; Shrestha, Balkrishna (Kathmandu, Nepal : Ministry of Education, Nepal, 1995)
  • Hamro Samajik Shiksha 

    Ghimere, Bishwambhar; Subedi, Rajaram; Khatri, Laxmi Prasad (Kathmandu, Nepal : Ministry of Education, Nepal, 1996)

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