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The Museums in the Area of Lumbini and Kapilavastu

Gitu Giri (Author)

Lumbini, Kapilavastu, Sainamaina and Lumbini Tharu Museums help people to understand and appreciate the natural world, the history of Sakya and Tharu civilizations, and the record of artistic, scientific and technological achievements. Museums collect objects of scientific, aesthetic, or historical importance; care for them; and study, interpret and exhibit them for the purpose of public education and the advancement of knowledge. These museums offer many benefits to their visitors, their communities and society as a whole. Informally they offer unparalleled opportunities for self-directed learning and exploration by national and international visitors of diverse ages, interests, backgrounds and abilities. They are public gathering places where visitors can be entertained, inspired and introduced to new ideas. These are enriched with local cultural life and make communities more appealing places to live and to visit. For society as a whole, museums provide valuable intangible benefits as sources of national, regional and local identity. They have the singular capacity to reflect both continuity and change, to preserve and protect cultural and natural heritage while vividly illustrating 

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About the author

Gitu Giri

Dr. Gitu Giri, M.A., B.Ed, B.L., Ph.D. born on 21, May 1955, at Maranthana Pyuthan, was educated mainly at Tribhuwan University, Nepal and received the degree of Doctor of Philosophy from DDU Gorakhpur University rewarded Fellowship by University Grants Commission of Nepal in 2001. He was involved as Assistant Researcher in research project on the “Sacred Complex of Ruru Kshetra,” sponsored by UNESCO & has completed four research projects funded by Research Division, Research Center for Nepal and Asian Studies, Tribhuwan University & University Grants Commission of Nepal. He was appointed as member of Central Subject Committee, Nepalese History, Culture & Archaeology Department, U.T. from 1997 to 2000. He has lectured at various Campuses of Tribhuwan University and at present is working as Lecturer and Chairman at Bhairahawa Multiple Campus of Tribhuwan University, Bhairahawa, Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha. He is also an Associate Editor of Journals and active member of civil society. His major interest lies in the study of different dimensions of Nepalese culture, art, architecture and archaeology, especially western region of Nepal. Contributions by the same Author: 1. Cultural Glance of Lumbini, 1992. 2. History of Pyuthan Principality, 1995. 3. Giri Genealogy, 2000. 4. Cultural Tourist Sites of Lumbini Zone (Forthcoming, Devadaha Preservation Academy). 5. Art of Lumbini Zone (Unpublished). 6. Architecture of Lumbini Zone (Unpublished). 7. Published several articles in various Journals and periodicals.

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Title The Museums in the Area of Lumbini and Kapilavastu
Author Gitu Giri
Format Softcover
Date published: 31.12.2014
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789937280280
length vii+278p., Colour Plates; 23cm.