Contesting Place in a Post-colonial Space

(Re)colonizing Tradition

A Pedestrian Guide to a "Traditional" City

Welcome to Bhaktapur

[1] The Tea Stall at Guhepukhu

[2] Nava Durga Chitra Mandir

[3] Khauma Square

[4] Tourist Motor Park

[5] Indrani Pitha

[6]Lasku Dhwakha Gate

[7]Char Dham

[8]Cafe de Temple

[9]Batsala Temple

[10] Batsala Temple

[11] City Hall

[12] The Procession Route

[13] Pujari Math

[14] The Peacock Restaurant

[15] Sewage Collection Ponds

[16] Bhairavanath Temple

Social Maps: Narrative-generative Aspect of Maps

By concentrating on the narrative-generative rather than representative quality of maps, I use them as a heuristic device to interpret spatial fields of knowledge and practice attributed to the modes of operating in the lived reality. Each map has specific effects of power and obeys its own logical modes of functioning. Accordingly, while wanting to keep the notion of "map" tied to the description of space, by social map I mean to sketch out not abstract space, but the local logics that author particular temporalities. As such, each map refers to a different mode of territorial unity, of socioeconomic distribution, and of political conflicts and identifying symbolism. In other words, I am not using the notion of maps as objective scientific representations of space, but as models to understand how people constitute "places."


Mandala Map

Tourist Map


Tour Map

Durbar Square

Tacapa Map



Key | Bibliography | Maps

2001 Gregory Price Grieve , Site design by GDL Historical Laboratories. .