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 Department of Finance & Business

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  1. PhD (Anthropology), The Australian National University (2012-2016)
  2. MA (Anthropology), The Australian National University (2006-2007)
  3. BA (English Literature), Sherubtse College (Delhi University) (1994-1997)

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  • Gross National Happiness
  • Public Policy
  • Social Science Research
  • Buddhist Theory of Leadership

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  • 2008 J. G. Crawford Award [the Best Master’s Thesis of the Year], The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.
  • 2012 Endeavours Scholarship for Graduate Research, The Australian Government.

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1. Harvesting the Half: Persistence of Sharecropping in Samcholing, Bhutan (forthcoming, BRILL)
2. Zhidar Matters: The Rise and Fall of a Controversial 18th Century Bhutanese Ruler (Centre for Bhutan Studies, 2021)
3. Dangphu Dingphu: A Collection of Folktales from Rural Bhutan (Dorji Penjore, 2011).
4. Love, Courtship and Marriage in Rural Bhutan: A Preliminary Ethnography of Wamling Village in Zhemgang (Galing Printers and Publishers, 2009).
5. Was it a Yeti or a Deity – A Collection of Kheng Folktales (Galing Printers & Publishers, 2005).
6. On the Mule Track to Dagana (Monograph 1, Centre for Bhutan Studies, 2003).
7. Bhutan’s National Bibliography (Centre for Bhutan Studies, 2002).
8. Dasho Nishioka: A Japanese Who Lived for Bhutan (Dorji Penjore, 2011) (co-author).
9. The Origin and Description of the National Flag and Anthem of the Kingdom of Bhutan (Centre for Bhutan Studies, 2002) (co-author).
10. Secret Ballots in Rural Heartlands: Gup Elections of 2002 (Centre for Bhutan Studies, 2003) (group author).
11. Economic and Political Relations Between Bhutan and Neighbouring Countries. (CBS and IDE, JETRO, 2004) (group author)

Journal Articles
1. “Lamas and Luminaires of Nenyingpas in Western Bhutan”, Journal of Bhutan Studies, Vol 43 (Winter 2021), pp. 12-39
2. “A Note on Tsangmo, a Bhutanese Quatrain”, Journal of Bhutan Studies, Vol 37 (Summer 2018), pp. 65-84
3. “Causes and Conditions of Bhutan’s Democratic Transition”, Journal of Bhutan Studies, Vol 37 (Winter 2017), pp. 92-108.
4. “Nepal and Bhutan in 2015, Shifting Grounds”. Asian Survey, Vol 56, No. 1 (2016), 210-15 (co-author).
5. “Nepal and Bhutan in 2014, New Governments, Old Problems”, Asian Survey, Vol 55, No. 5 (2015), pp. 75-81 (co-author).
6. “The State of Anthropology in Bhutan”. Asian and African Area Studies, Vol 12, No. 2 (2013), pp. 147-156.
7. “Rows of Auspicious Seats: The Role of bzhugs gral phun sum tshogs pa’i rten ’brel Ritual in the Founding of the First Bhutanese State in the 17th Century”, Journal of Bhutan Studies, Vol 24 (Summer 2011), pp. 1-42.
8. “Bomena, a Misunderstood Culture: Contextualizing a Traditional Courtship Custom Practiced in the Villages of Bhutan”, Asian and African Area Studies, Vol 10, No. 1 (2010), pp. 1-12.
9. “Folktales and Education: The Role of Bhutanese Folktales in Value Transmission”. Journal of Bhutan Studies, Vol 20 (Summer 2009), pp. 21-36.
10. “Oral Tradition as Alternative Literature: Voices of Dissent in Bhutanese Folktales”, Storytelling, Self, Society, Vol 6, No. 1 (Jan–Apr 2010), pp. 77-87.
11. “Dangphu … Dingphu … the origins of the Bhutanese Folktales”, Journal of Bhutan Studies, Vol 21 (Winter 2009), pp. 7-42.

12. “Oral Construction of Exile Life and Times of Kunkhyen Longchen Rabjam in Bumthang”, Journal of Bhutan Studies, Vol 13 (Winter 2005), pp. 60-73.

13. “Bhutan’s Security: Walking Between the Giants”, Journal of Bhutan Studies, Vol. 10 (Summer 2004), pp. 108-131.

Book Chapters

1. “Is National Environment Conservation Success a Rural Failure? The Other Side of Bhutan’s Conservation Story”, Towards Global Transformation (Centre for Bhutan Studies, 2008). pp. 66-87.
2. “Bhutan”, In William M. Clements ed., The Greenwood Encyclopedia of World Folklore and Folklife (Greenwood Press, 2006), pp. 105-112
3. “Swimming in the Tide of Globalization: Bhutan as seen Through the Life of Bhutanese in Thimphu”, In Takashi Inoguchi ed., Human Beliefs and Values in Incredible Asia (Akashi Shoten, 2008), pp. 39-64.
4. “Propitiation of Lha Ode Gongjan in Wamling: A Scriptural Analysis”, In John Ardussi & S. Tobgay eds., Written Treasure of Bhutan: Mirror of the Past and Bridge to the Future (National Library of Bhutan, 2008).
5. “Wamling Kharpu – A Vibrant Ancient Festival”, In Wayo, Wayo – Voices From the Past (Centre for Bhutan Studies, 2004), pp. 49-71.
6. “Trends of Forestry Policy Concerning Local Participation in Bhutan”, Policy Trend Report 2004 (Institute for Global Environmental Strategies), pp. 21-27 (co-author).

Edited and Co-Edited Books & Journals
1. Bhutan Journal of Management, Vol 2, No 1 (2022)
2. Bhutan Journal of Management, Vol 2, No 2 (2022)
3. Journal of Bhutan Studies, Vol 7 to Vol 25 (2002-2011), Vol 36 to Vol 43 (2017-2021) (group editor)
4. The Mandala of the 21st Century: Traditions and Innovations in Vajrayana Buddhism (Centre for Bhutan Studies, 2017) (group editor).
5. GNH: From Philosophy to Praxis (Centre for Bhutan Studies, 2017) (co-editor).
6. Blossoms of Dongdola – Biographies of Drupthob Namgyal Lhundup and Successive Padtshaling Trulkus (Jangchub Pelri Dratshang, 2011).
7. Gross National Happiness: Practice and Measurement (Centre for Bhutan Studies, 2008) (co-editor).
8. Globalization – the Argument of Our Times (Centre for Bhutan Studies, 2002) (group editor).[/td_block_text_with_title][td_block_text_with_title custom_title=”Research Interest” header_color=”#a34725″ header_text_color=”#ffffff”]Fill Up[/td_block_text_with_title][td_block_text_with_title custom_title=”Contact Details” header_color=”#a34725″ header_text_color=”#ffffff”]

Email: dorji_penjore.rim.edu.bt


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