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Some sources for the study of Vajrayana Buddhism among the Newars

  • Allen, M.R. 1996. The Cult of Kumari: Virgin Worship in Nepal. Kathmandu: Mandala.
  • Gellner, D.N. 1992. Monk, Householder, and Tantric Priest: Newar Buddhism and Its Hierarchy of Ritual. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Gellner, D.N. 2001. The Anthropology of Buddhism and Hinduism: Weberian Themes. Delhi: OUP.
  • Gellner, D.N. & D. Quigley (eds) 1995. Contested Hierarchies: A Collaborative Ethnography of Caste among the Newars of the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. Oxford: Clarendon.
  • Gutschow, N. 1997. The Nepalese Caitya: 1500 Years of Buddhist Votive Architecture in the Kathmandu Valley. Stuttgart: Edition Axel Menges.
  • Huntington, J.C. & D. Bangdel 2003. Circle of Bliss: Buddhist Meditational Art. Serindia.
  • Kölver, B. & H. Sakya 1985. Documents from the Rudravarna-Mahavihara. Sankt Augustin: VGH Wissenschaftsverlag.
  • Lévi, S. 1905. Le Népal: étude historique d’un royaume hindou (3 vols). Paris: Leroux. (Reissued 1991, Delhi: Asian Educational Services.)
  • Levy, R. 1990. Mesocosm: Hinduism and the Organization of a Traditional Hindu City in Nepal. Berkeley: University of California Press.
  • Lewis, T.T. 1984. ‘The Tuladhars of Kathmandu: A Study of Buddhist Tradition in a Newar Mercant Community’. PhD, Columbia University (UMI 8506008).
  • Lewis, T.T. 2000. Popular Buddhist Texts from Nepal: Narratives and Rituals of Newar Buddhism. Albany: SUNY Press.
  • Lienhard, S. 1984. ‘Nepal: The Survival of Indian Buddhism in a Himalayan Kingdom’ in H. Bechert & R. Gombrich (eds) The World of Buddhism. London: Thames and Hudson.
  • Locke, J.K. 1980. Karunamaya: The Cult of Avalokitesvara-Matsyendranath in the Valley of Nepal. Kathmandu: Sahayogi.
  • Locke, J.K. 1985. Buddhist Monasteries of Nepal: A Survey of the Bahas and Bahis of the Kathmandu Valley. Kathmandu: Sahayogi.
  • Pal, P. 1974. The Art of Licchavi Nepal. Bombay: Marg Publications. Pal, P. 1974. Arts of Nepal. Leiden: E.J. Brill.
  • Petech, L. 1984. Mediaeval History of Nepal (c. 750-1492) (Serie Orientale Roma 44, 2nd ed.). Rome: ISMEO. Riccardi, Theodore, Jr. 1980. ‘Buddhism in Ancient and Early Medieval Nepal’ in A.K. Narain (ed.) Studies in the History of Buddhism, pp. 265-81. New Delhi: B.K. Publishing.
  • Sakya, H. 2005. Sri Svayambhu Mahacaitya, tr. M.B. Shakya. Taiwan.
  • Sharkey, G. 2003. Buddhist Daily Ritual: The Nitya Puja in Kathmandu Valley Shrines. Bangkok: Orchid.
  • Slusser, M. 1982. Nepal Mandala: A Cultural Study of the Kathmandu Valley (2 vols). Princeton: Princeton University Press.
  • Snellgrove, D. 1957. Buddhist Himalaya. Oxford: Bruno Cassirer.
  • Snellgrove, D. 1987. Indo-Tibetan Buddhism. Boulder: Shambala Press.
  • Tanaka, K. & K. Yoshizaki 1998. Neparu Bukkyo. Tokyo: Shunjusha. [in Japanese]
  • Toffin, G. 1993. Le palais et le temple: La fonction royale dans la vallée du Népal. Paris: CNRS.
  • Vaidya, Karunakar 1986. Buddhist Traditions and Culture of the Kathmandu Valley (Nepal). Kathmandu: Sajha.
  • Vajracharya, D.V. 1973. Licchavikalka Abhilekh. Kathmandu: INAS.
  • Vajracharya, G.V. 1987. ‘An Interpretation of Two Similar Nepalese Paintings in the Light of Nepalese Cultural History’ in N. Gutschow & A. Michaels (eds) Heritage of the Kathmandu Valley (Nepalica 4), pp. 29-42. Sankt Augustin: VGH Wissenschaftsverlag.

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