anthropological project started in 1968 when I and my wife, Gill, spent
15 months in Nepal. Most of the time was spent in the Gurung village of
Thak, north of Pokhara. I did not go back again until 1986 when my wife,
Sarah, came with me. Since then we have visited Thak 18 times and have
documented the extraordinary changes during the fifty years that I have
materials collected include notes, diaries, censuses, genealogies, inventories,
land surveys, over 3000 field photographs, approximately 120 hours of
far the work has led to
a book, a translation and edition of another book on the Gurungs and
a number of articles.
minute video on doing fieldwork'
on fieldwork among the Gurungs of Nepal'
on using film in fieldwork'
in Nepal in 1999 with David Dugan and Windfall Films, background materials
to 'The Day the World Took Off' - see "Global
History", program 5
taken by Alan Macfarlane and Sarah Harrison 1986-2001