It gives us great pleasure to announce the following publication:
The Mulukī Ain of 1854
Nepal’s First Legal Code
Introduced, translated and annotated
Rajan Khatiwoda, Simon Cubelic and Axel Michaels
With Forewords by Patrick Olivelle and Saubhagya Pradhananga
Heidelberg: Heidelberg University Publishing, 2021
xix, 882 pp. - € 74,90
This is the first complete translation of the Nepalese Mulukī Ain of 1854, a comprehensive legal text, based not only on the Brahmanical norms of a Hindu society, but also including much customary law and local particularities.
The book is published by Heidelberg University Publishing as hardback volume 2 of the seriesDocumenta Nepalica, edited by the Research Unit “Documents on the History of Religion and Law of Premodern Nepal” of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. It is also available as an open access PDF publication here:
and in bookshops at a price of 74.90 € via Amazon.de or Buchhandel.de.
Heidelberg, June 11, 2021
Axel Michaels with Rajan Khatiwoda and Simon Cubelic
Apologies for cross-posting