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Lewis, Todd  Search this
Hollander, Brian  Search this
Physical description:
reference video cassette sound color 1/2 inch
archival original video cassette sound color 1/2 inch
Newar (Nepalese people)  Search this
Buddhists  Search this
Hindus  Search this
Video recordings
Kathmandu (Nepal)
Kathmandu Valley (Nepal)
Title supplied by Archives staff (unpublished work)--archival collection
supplementary materials: 3,4
Full video record is documentation project of a day in the life of Asan Tol, a central marketplace/bazaar in Kathmandu which is important both as a hub for economic transactions and a focal point in the religious geography of the Kathmandu Valley. Shots taken on the hour throughout the day showing the chaninging patterns of street traffic in the bazaar, interaction of pedestrians and "day sellers" (vendors), the perambulations of cows "grazing" in the urban ecology and devotional touching of the cows by Hindu passerbys; circumambulations of people making devotions as the Buddhist temple of Annapurna; rickshaw drivers making their way through the square; bearers carrying various loads; combination of roof top and street level shots; scenes during the latter part of the day into the night.
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD
Ritual--devotions--Temple of Annapurna  Search this
Bazaar--markets  Search this
Streets--social interaction in  Search this
Transportation--rickshaws--peddie cabs  Search this
Markets--Asan Tol  Search this
Temples--Annapurna--Newar Buddhism  Search this
Cattle--cows--devotional behaviors towards  Search this
Flowers--vendors of  Search this
Shrines--mobile--Ratha  Search this
Religion--ritual devotion--Bodhisattva  Search this
Crowds--bazaars--social interaction  Search this
Architecture--religious--Buddhism--Hinduism  Search this
Ecology--urban--interaction within  Search this
Language and culture  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1989.5.1 - 2b
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Asan Tol Project 1987 [Lewis, Todd anthropologist]
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives