The Magar Studies Center organized a talk program on Nepal Water Resource Development: India Factor? on 9 Oct 2010 in Kathmandu. On this occasion, Vice Chairperson Mr Santa Bahadur Pun presented the paper on the theme.
The Center also released the Volume IV, Number I of Shodhmala, the Journal of Magar Studies Center. The articles in this number are:
1.Nepal’s Naya Muluk and the Gurkha Regiments: Lest History Forgets by Santa Bahadur Pun
2.Exploring Perspectives on Landscape and Language Among Kaike Speakers in Dolpa, Nepal by Maya Daurio
3.Magar Samudayama Prachalit Lokgit Nrityako Bartaman Awastha ra Chunautiharu by Min Shris Magar
4.A Brief Study of Social Political Scenario of Sikkim on the Eve of Indian Independence by Rajen Upadhyay
5.Magar Ranke Raja ra jaichan Kajiko Itihas by Yam Bahadur Pun Magar
6.Buddhist Sanskrit Manuscripts-Glory of Newar Buddhism: Its Nature, Contexts and Proliferation by Dr Shanker Thapa
7.Gayak Mitrasen: Bismritikaranka Chunauti by Prakash Sayami
8.Bhawi Sambidhanko Nirman: Hamro Apekchha ra Dayitwo by Umesh Bahadur Rana Magar
9.Syangjako Tamikot Pahadko Aspaska Magar Sanskritima Swasthya Sambandhi Awadharanaharu: Ek Adhyan by Bishnu Kumar Sinjali Magar
Ms Ambika Regmi, linguist and PhD candidate, presented her short comments on the thesis article of Maya Daurio.
Dr Bijaya Poudel, CA Member, was the chief guest. Dr Govind Prasad Thapa, Chairperson, presided over the session.
On the sixth anniversary day, Magar Studies Center organized a program at Mahila Prasikshan Kendra, Lalitpur. A book on Paschimanchal bikas chhetraka magar samudayama prachalit lokgeet nrityako awastha ra chunauti haru (the status of western development region folk songs and folk dances among Magar community) researched and written by Min Shrees and published by Magar Studies Center was released.
Vol III, Number I, a Special Number of Shodhmala was published by the Center with the political theme: Constitutional Assembly Election and Constitution Writing
The Volume II Number I of Shodhmala, Journal of Magar Studies Center published. The highlights of this issue are:
Magarat–Heartland of NCP Maoists?The Connectivity by Sant B. Pun
Causes and impact of Conflict among Magars in Western Nepal by Shyamu Thapa
The Research Report on the ‘Athara Mangaratka (Dolpa, Rukum And Rolpa) Magarharuka Paramparagat Sanskar Tatha Dharmik Aastha’ by Krishna Bahadur Chhantel
Mankamana Devi Ko Mandirra(Magar Pujari) by Rashmi Thapa
Magarjatiko Nalibeli by Prof Dr. Rajaram Subedi
Volume I Number I of Shodhmala, a research series, published on 17 Magh 2062/30 Jan 2006. This volume contains the following articles:
Magar Adhyan Kendra: Bigat dekhi Bartaman Samma by Dr. Govind P. Thapa
Nepalka Adivasi-Janajati Haruko Jansankhik Sthiti: Samasya ra Chunauti haru by Sobhiyat B. Rana
An Autopsy of an Ode to the Gurkhas by Sant Bahadur Pun
Amar Byaktitwo: Master Mitra Sen by Gupta Bahadur Rana
On Magar Identity and Autonomy by Marie Lecomte-Tilouine
Nepalka Pramukh Bansaj Haruma Bharselira Bhujengeli Shrisko Purkhyoli Bindu by Min Shris;
Nepalma Jatiya Bibhedle Janjatima Pareko Asar by Krishna Bahadur Chhantel
Magaranti Sahitya: Sanchhipta Charcha by Yam Simjali Magar
Hurra Nacnch by Umesh Bahadur Rana Magar
Magars in the eyes of Western Writers: A Socio-Anthropological Review by Dr. Govind P. Thapa
Kham Magar Pang-Nepali-English Dictionary:
Magars of Nepal speak three different Magar languages- 1) Magar dhut bhasa which is spoken in Gulmi, Myagdi, Palpa, Baglung etc, 2) Kham bhasa – which is spoken in the Mid Western region like Rolpa, Rukum, Salyan etc, 3) Kaike-which is spoken in few wadas of Dolpa district only. At? a time when many?languages are struggling for survival, Magar Studies Center has?published Kham Magar Pang-Nepali-English dictionary written by Mr. Jukti Prasad Pun Magar. This dictionary is the first of its kind. It will be very useful for researchers, linguists, and those interested in linguistics.