- Chandra Gurung
- Edinburgh EH8 9LD, UK.
In this fascinating project. I will examine macro and micro identity
politics of the contemporary British Gurkhas.
MSc in Social Anthropology, University of Edinburgh
MSc in Strategic Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
MA in International Relations, Flinders University, Australia
BSc in Business Information Technology, University of Central England
- Anthropology - identity politics & kinship
- Music - meaning to both producers and consumers
- Dance - ritual & performance, and its impact
- English language - understanding learners and speakers' experiences
- Political Science - The the rise of China, how the major powers perceive new China.
Gorkhas Imagined: Indra Bahadur Rai in Translation, 2010
Other recent publications:
"The Contemporary Gurkha Debate", Nepal News, Kathmandu, 29 January 2012.
"Miss UK Nepal 2010", Nepal News, Kathmandu, 9 November 2010.
"Identity, Cultural and Religious Dilemma among Gurkhas", Kathmandu 18 December 2009.
"Is the Gurkha a Mercenary?”, Nepal News, Kathmandu, 10 September 2009.
" interview with a gurkhas grad student « - WordPress.com ...", the University of Edinburgh, 1 May 2009.
Edinburgh Award 2013
Global Residence Life Star Award (team) 2013
Edinburgh Award 2012
Beltane Broadcast Media Course Award in Scotland, February - March 2012
University of Edinburgh Bursary 2011-2013
United Nations (UNPKF) Medal By the UN in East Timor
Overseas Medal Singapore government
Singapore Police Commendation (1993/94) Singapore Police
Singapore Police Good Service Medal Singapore Police Force
Singapore Police Long Service & Good Conduct (1st Clasp) Singapore Police
Mylnes Court Postgraduate Conference 2014 - University of Edinburgh - 29th June 2014
Mylnes Postgraduate Conference 2013 - University of Edinburgh - 30th June 2013,
Mylne's Court Academic Conference 2012 - University of Edinburgh - 1st July 2012,
Conference papers and presentations:
Nepali Diaspora Workshop, 9-10th July 2012, University of Oxford. "Martial Identity as a Bargaining Tool: The Case of the British Gurkhas" (presenter).
Mylne's Court Academic Conference, 1st July 2012, University of Edinburgh. "The British Gurkha Justice Campaign" (presenter)
The 10th BNAC Nepal Study Day in Reading: "Contemporary Gurkha Identity within the Nepali Nationalism Debate", 19-20 April 2012 (presenter).
Oral Culture Conference - Celtic and Scottish Studies - University of Edinburgh: "Continuity in the Gurkha military tradition", 13-14 April 2012 (presenter)
Conducted many writing workshops, mostly for postgraduates, University of Edinburgh
Facilitator for Fast Track Pilot Project 2012, for undergraduates, University of Edinburgh
Resident Assistant at Mylnes Court for postgraduate students, University of Edinburgh from September 2011- 2014
House Assistant at Mylnes Court for postgraduate students, University of Edinburgh from September 2009 - August 2010
An ex-Gurkha soldier - commissioned officer
A security officer and trainer with the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor
Bagpiper (participated as a bagpiper once, and led the Gurkha Band to The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in 2008)
Built a community house in Hile, Lamjung, in Nepal.
I sponsor three students from Nepal - two are in Boarding School in Nepal, and one is currently studying a Medical Science in China.