The Tharu Page

The Tharu are a culturally and linguistically diverse ethnic category who live along the Indo-Nepal border, in the region known as the Tarai. There are almost 1.2 million Tharu in Nepal, and smaller numbers live in the adjacent areas of India, mostly in Champaran district of Bihar and in Naini Tal district of Uttar Pradesh. The Naini Tal district in India and the Jhapa district in Nepal are, respectively, the westernmost and easternmost areas of Tharu habitation. This page is a guide to online materials on Tharu society and culture on the web, and is constantly being updated.



Books and Monographs on the Tharu

Theses and Dissertations




Tharu Community Development Organizations and NGOs


Campaign to eradicate bonded labor in Nepal



Tharus and the Maoist Insurgency

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