Index
Aaraati, 72
Abrams, Phillip, 187 n. 14
Activists, 26
ADb (Asian Development Bank), 14,
18, 143, 147
Administrative forgetting, 84
Agriculture, 67
Alley, Kelly, 72–73, 198 n. 17
Alliance for Religion and Conserva-
tion (Arc), 165, 171
Anglo- Gorkhali War, 192 n. 11
Appadurai, A., 39, 155
Arc (Alliance for Religion and Con-
servation), 165, 171
Arghajal, 3–4, 70
Arya cremation ghats, 10–11, 93, 111, 114
Asal Hindustan, 48, 103
Asian Development Bank (ADb), 14,
18, 143, 147
Authoritarian rule, 132–33
Auyero, J., 28, 58–59
Bagmati Area Sewage Construc-
tion and Rehabilitation Project
(bAscrP), 112, 174
Bagmati Basin Management Strategy
(bbMs), 14, 17–18, 60–61, 63, 144;
as development policy, 74; promi-
nence of, 62
Bagmati Basin Management Strategy
and Investment Program, 60
Bagmati Bridge, 76, 86, 182; comple-
tion of, 3, 161–62; settlements below,
120
Bagmati Civilization (bagmati sabh-
yata), 83, 89, 128, 161, 181; remem-
bering, 87
Bagmati River, 1, 42, 76, 176, 182; as
crisis, 20–21; cultural respect for, 5;
degraded reaches of, 12; drainage
basin of, 17; as ethnographic anchor,
179–80; history of, 87; ideal form
and function of, 7–8; path of, 17, 64,
198 n. 14; photo exhibition of, 170;
pollution in, 2; predicament of, 145;
sacredness of, 71, 73–74, 165; social
life of, 65; source of, 66; steward-
ship of, 128; un Park on, 157; urban
reaches of, 33; water quality of, 67,
110–14, 167
Bagmati sabhyata. See Bagmati Civili-
zation
Bahadur, Jung, 48
Bāhirako stories (outside stories), 109
Baidya, Huta Ram, 130, 201 n. 32; on
democratic rights, 12; demonstra-
tion participation by, 2, 5; on devel-
opment, 84–86, 180; ideas of, 128,
161–62; on Maitighar mandala, 123;
personal memories of, 88; on res-
toration limits, 85; on river degra-
dation, 86–87, 163; on river restora-
tion, 89; as spokesperson, 83–84
Bansbari Tannery, 68, 70
Bansighat, 4–5
bAscrP (Bagmati Area Sewage
Construction and Rehabilitation
Project), 112, 174
bbMs. See Bagmati Basin Management
Strategy
Beautification. See Emergency beauti-
fications
Belonging, 33
Bhairavīs, 47
Bhairavs, 47
Bhaktapur, 35, 40, 47, 64, 191 n. 5
Bhatt, Nina, 102–3, 105
Bhim Sen Pillar, 161, 162
Billboards, as state domain, 118–19
Biophysical data, 15–16; actionable, 61
Biophysical degradation summary, 70
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