Dor Bahadur Bista

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Dor Bahadur Bista

Dor Bahadur Bista (Nepali: डोर बहादुर बिस्ट) is the best-known anthropologist, social scientist and activist of Nepal.[1] He has published a popular book called Fatalism and Development: Nepal's Struggle for Modernization. He was born in 1928 in Jaruwarasi, Patan, Nepal. He is considered the father of Nepalese anthropology.


He graduated from Patan High School. After that he attended Trichandra College.


He first started his job as a government headmaster in a girls' high school in Patan.


Many people have their own view of his disappearance. He was suddenly found missing from Jumla District where people thought he might have been killed and not known to public. Later on, he was reportedly seen in India. But there is still some uncertainty as to whether he is still alive.

Major publications[edit]

Bista has published several books about Nepal's development.

Karnali Institute[edit]

He established an organization called Karnali Institute.