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Kamal P. Malla

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Kamal Prakash Malla (1936 – 17 November 2018[1]) was a professor emeritus of Newar studies at Tribhuvan University, where he was previously university rector.[2]

He studied at the University of Edinburgh, where he obtained a Ph.D. in 1974, presenting the thesis "A study of contemporary models of stylistic analysis, literary and linguistic, and their pedagogic relevance".[3]

His research has touched upon many aspects of Newar history and language, including writing a grammar of the Kathmandu dialect,[4] and serving as editor-in-chief of a comprehensive dictionary of Classical Newar.[5]


  • Malla, Kamal P. 1973. "Language." In Nepal in perspective, edited by S.J.B. Rana Pashupati and eds., K.P. Malla. . Kathmandu, Centre for Economic Development and Administration:101-8.
  • Malla, Kamal P. 1973. "A Preliminary Note On the Linguistic Archeology of the Nepal Valley." In Studia Turcologica Cracoviensia,
  • Malla, Kamal P. 1975. "Linguistic Studies in Nepal." In Vasudha 15:17-24. (Also pub. in Sharma and Friedman, eds., Seminar papers in linguistics, Kathmandu, INAS, 1-14(1976).
  • KP Malla (1979). The road to nowhere. Kathmandu: Sajha Prakashan.
  • Malla, Kamal P. 1981. "Linguistic Archeology of the Nepal Valley - a Preliminary Report." In Kailash, 5-23.
  • KP Malla (1982) Classical Newari Literature: A Sketch
  • Malla, Kamal P. 1984 Impeccable historiography in Nepal: a rebuttal. Nepal Study Centre.
  • KP Malla (1985) The Newari language: A working outline.
  • D Vajracarya, KP Malla (1985) The Gopalarãjavãmsavalĩ. Steiner Verlag.
  • Malla, Kamal P. 1985. "Epigraphy and Society in Ancient Nepal." In Contributions to Nepalese Studies, 13, no. 1.
  • Malla, Kamal P. 1989. "Language and Society in Nepal." In Nepal: perspective on continuity and change, edited by Kamal P. Malla. 445-466. Centre for Nepal & Asian Studies, Tribhuvan University.
  • Malla, Kamal P. 1990. "The Earliest Dated Document in Newari: the Palmleaf From Uku Bahah NS 235/AD 1114." In Kailash, 16, no. 1-2.
  • Malla, Kamal P. 1996. "The Profane Names of the Sacred Hillocks." In Contributions to Nepalese Studies, 23, no. 1.
  • Malla, Kamal P. 1998. "The Classical Newari Dictionary Project 1986-1996 : Problems and Prospects." In Lexicography in Nepal : proceedings of the Institute on Lexicography, 1995, edited by Yogendra P. Yadava Tej R. Kansakar. Kathmandu, 104-111. Royal Nepal Acad. Kamaladi.
  • Malla, Kamal P. 1999. "The Profane Names of the Sacred Hillocks." In Topics in Nepalese linguistics, edited by Yogendra P Yadava and Warren W Glover. 444-450. Royal Nepal Academy.
  • Malla, Kamal P. 2006 (review of) "A History of Nepal by John Whelpton. Cambridge University Press". 'European Bulletin of Himalayan Research.' 26-30: 178-183.


  1. ^ Kathmandu Post - 25 November 2018
  2. ^ Himalayan Research Bulletin of the Nepal Studies Association, Vol.1, No.2 (Oct.2013)
  3. ^ Malla, K. P. (1974). "Study of contemporary models of stylistic analysis, literary and linguistic, and their pedagogic relevance".
  4. ^ Malla, Kamal P. 1985. The Newari Language: A Working Outline. Tokyo: Institute for the Study of Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.
  5. ^ Malla, K.P., Chief editor (2000): A Dictionary of Classical Newari. Compiled from Manuscript Sources. Kathmandu: Nepal Bhasa Dictionary Committee.