Prof. Dilli Raj Sharma, Ph.D
Expert in Art and Archeology
M. A. in Nepalese History, Culture and Archaeology (Tribhuvan University, Nepal).
Centre for Nepal and Asian Studies, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Ph.D (University of Delhi, India)
|2009 to present||Professor of Nepalese Culture and Archaeology at Centre for Nepal and Asian Studies, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu.|
|1998 to 2009||Associate Professor at Centre for Nepal and Asian Studies, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu.|
|1993-1998||Lecturer at Centre for Nepal and Asian Studies, Tribhuvan University.|
|1993 (for three weeks)||Assistant Researcher of Art and Architectural Study of Western Nepal, sponsored by CNRS, Paris, France.|
|1993||Part time Consultant on National Heritage Conservation Program, IUCN/Nepal.|
|1986-1993||Assistant Lecturer at Centre for Nepal and Asian Studies, Tribhuvan University.|
|1992||Part time Consultant on National Heritage Conservation Program, IUCN/Nepal.|
|1987-1992||Part time Lecturer at Patan Multiple Campus, Tribhuvan University.|
|1990-1991||Assistant Researcher in the Arun 3rd Management of Basin wide Environmental Impact Study, sponsored by World Bank/KMTNC|
|1990-1991||Part time Lecturer at Central Department of Nepalese History, Culture and Archaeology, Tribhuvan University.|
|1989-1990||Assistant Researcher in the Remote Area Development Project, sponsored by UNDP.|
|1982-1986||Assistant Lecturer at Tribhuvan Multiple Campus Palpa, Tribhuvan University.|
2016 (VS 2073/03/30 to 4/16) Acting Executive director
2006 (VS 2063/11/2 to 16) Acting Executive Director
2003 (VS 2060/3/4 to 13) Acting Executive Director
2018(V.S. 2074) Chad parva ko Ghar Nepal (in Nepali) (with others) Kathmandu: Nepal Academy.
2016 Sankhu Historical and Cultural Heritage (with Tek Bahadur Shrestha) Kathmandu: Centre for Nepal and Asian Studies, Tribhuvan University.
2012 Heritage of Western Nepal Art and Architecture Kathmandu: Centre for Nepal and Asian Studies, Tribhuvan University.
2012 The Wedding in Nepal (with Korean authors) Seoul: The National Folk Museum of Korea.
|2004||Gandakiprasravan Kshetraka Sanskritsmpada, Kala ra Vastukala (Cultural Heritage of Gandaki region: Art and Architecture) Kathmandu: Centre for Nepal and Asian Studies.|
|2001||Paschim Nepal Ko Murti tatha Vastukala (Art and Architecture of Western Nepal) Kathmandu: Royal Nepal Academy.|
|1998||Nepal Ko Killa Vastukala (Fort Architecture of Nepal), Kathmandu: Centre for Nepal and Asian Studies.|
|1996||Nepal Bahira Nepali Sahitya ra Samskriti (Nepalese Language and Culture Outside Nepalese territory), Kathamndu: Sajha Publication.|
|1989||Prarambhik Puratatto Vigyan (Elementary Archaeology) Kathmandu: Dilli Raj, Pradip Nath.|
Sharma, Dilli Raj 2018 (VS 2074) “An Outline of Pre-historic Activity in Dang-Deukhari District, Mid-western Nepal” Historical Journal vol. 9 no.2
— 2014 “Dang Upatyekako Puratattwik Mahattwo” (Archaeological importance of dang valley) Milan Bindu vol.2 no.2 National Cultural Study Centre, Nepal Sanskrit University.
— 2011 “Devotion of the Heroes: An Appraisal of Art and Culture
of Western Nepal” Contributions to Nepalese Studies
vol. 40 no.1
— 2010 “Kakrebihar: An Important Buddhist Heritage of Western
Nepal” Heritage Nepal vol.1 no.2
— 2010 “Simaungarh, a Hidden Heritage site of Central Tarai, Nepal” Heritage Nepal vol.1 no.3
|—||2007||“Religious and Cultural Values of Himalayan Wetlands” in Bishnu Bhandari and Gea Jea Joo (eds) Himalayn Wetlands, Risk, Challenges and Opportunities, Korea: Ramsar Wetlands Centre.|
|—||2007||“Khasa: an indigenous Chhetri group of Karnali region” Chhetri Udgar Souvenir-1, Central Committee, Kathmandu.|
|—||2007||“Inclusion Through the Participation: Role of different castes and cultural groups in the festival of Machhendranath” Jamara Souvenir-12, Integrative Users Association, Tinkune (2064)|
|—||2006||“Buddha’s life history depicted in the sculptural art of Kakrebihar” Contributions to Nepalese Studies vol.33 no.1|
|—||2005||“Gosaikunda: A high altitude wetland and its cultural values” Asian Wetlands Symposium 2005 Innovative Approaches to Sustainable Livelihood Bhubaneswora: Chilika Development Authority.|
|—||2003||“Mahasangika: A Mediator step of new and old thought of Buddhism” Jamara, Souvenir-8, Integrative Users Association, Tinkune (2060)|
|—||2001||“Cultural Heritage of Nepal“The Kathmandu Post 14 March 2001.|
|—||2000||“A note on some typical architectural design of Western Nepal”Contributions to Nepalese Studiesvol.27 no.2|
|—||2000||“Bhand, a minority caste group of Western Nepal” Nepal Traveller, June|
|—||2000||“Simraungarh sthit Shakti Devi ka Murtiharu”(Shakti images from Simraungarh) Voice of Culture vol iii Sept/Oct.|
|—||1999||“Gosaikund: ek Samskrita Adhyayan”( Cultural study of Gosaikund) Contributions to Nepalese Studies vol. 26 no.2|
|—||1999||“Socio-economic Status of Bhand”(Nepali) in Dilli Ram Dahal (ed) Nepalka Kehi Pichhadiyaka Jatiharuko Samajik Arthick AdhyayanKathmandu: Centre for Nepal and Asian Studies, Tribhuvan University.|
|—||1999||“Remote Bajhang, Its Unique Culture” Nepal Traveller October.|
|—||1997||“Shaiva Dharmako Utpatti ra Bikash” (Origin and Development of Shaivism) Vaidic Udbodhan vol.6 no.10|
|—||1997||“Samskriti Sampada ra Yesko Samrakshan” (Cultural Heritage and Conservation” Jamara, Dashai Souvenier, Tinkune Kathmandu.|
|—||1997||“Vir Khamba of Western Nepal” Contributions to Nepalese Studies, Vol. 24, No. 1|
|—||1996||“A note on the Historical and Cultural Significance of Vajrayogini of Sankhu”Contributions to Nepalese Studies, Vol. 23, No. 1.|
|—||1996||“Swojatiya Gaurab ka Pratik Master Mitrasen” (Mastr Mitrasen as the pride of Nepali Community) Madhupark vol.29 no.8 (Paukha).|
|—||1996||“Nepal ka Takshar haru” (Mints in Nepal) Koseli(Kantipur), Mansir 16, 2052 V.S.|
|—||1995||“Some Important Festivals of Nepal and their Cultural and Touristic Importance” Everest Nepal Vol. 4, No. 2, Nov-Dec, In-flight Magazine.|
|—||1995||“Nepal ma Sivalinga Pooja ra Praster ka Linga Murtiharu” (The Tradition of Worship of the Shivalinga and Some stone-made Shivalinga in Nepal) Madhuparka Vol. 27, No. 9 (Jan-Feb.)|
|—||1994||“Ihi: A Pre-maturity sacrament of Newar Girl” Everest Nepal vol.2 no.4(July-August).|
|—||1994||“Three Documents regarding the Economic Condition of Udayapur Pyuthan” Rolamba Vol. 14, No. 1, (Jan-March) Journal of the Joshi Research Centre.|
|—||1992||“Nepal Bhutan Dharmik ra Samskritik Sambadha Badhauna Swayambhu Chaitya ra Gumba ko Bhumika”(Role of the Gomba and Chaitya of Swoyambhu for strengthening the religious and Cultural ties between Nepal and Bhutan) Contributions to Nepalese Studies Vol. 17, No. 2.|
|—||1992||“Bhakshuko Yatra Masterko Ghar Samma” (A journey to Bhakshu destination to the house of Master) Garima, A Journal of Sajha Publication.|
|—||1992||“Samskriti ko Samrakshen Kasari garne”(How to preserve our Cultural Heritage) Gorkhapatra, Saturday Supplementary, March 29, 1992.|
|—||1989||“Aitihasik Gaurab ko thalo Nalapani”(Historical Pride of Nalapani) Gorkhapatra, Saturday Supplementary, April 22, 1989.|
|—||1989||“Archaeological Remains of Dang Valley” Ancient NepalNo. 106 (June-July) Journal of the Dept. of Archaeology.|
|—||1988||“Prasiddha Tirthasthal Devaghat”(Devaghat: A Sacred Place) Garima Vol. 6, No. 7 Journal of the Sajha Publication.|
|—||1987||“Rishikeswora of Ridi”, Rolamba Vol. 7, No. 4 (Oct-Dec.) Journal of the Joshi Research Institute.|
|—||1987||“Nepal ma Navapasan Yuga ko Khoji ko Sandarba ma Palpa ma Prapta Navapasankalin Aujar” (Neolithic Tools from Palpa District) Nepalese CultureVol. 6.|
|—||1987||“Sristi ko Pratik Linga Pooja”(Linga Worship as a Symbol of Creation) Ancient Nepal No. 89-90 (Feb.-May), Journal of Dept. of Archaeology.|
|—||1986||“Dang ka Siddha Ratnanath”(Ratnanath of Dang Valley) Nepali SamskritiVol. 2, No. 3 Journal of Samskirit Samsthan.|
|—||1984||“Nepal ma Surya Pooja ko Parampara”(The Tradition of Sun worship in Nepal) Nepalese Culture Vol. 4, No. 4|
|—||1983||“Nepali Kala ma Nepali Shaili”(Nepalese Style in Nepali Artforms) Tribhuvan Multiple Campus Journal Vol. 5, No.5|
|—||1982||“Dang ma Prapta Navapasan Kalin Aujar”(Neolithic Tools from Dang Valley) Gorkhapatra,Saturday Supplementary, Sept. 3, 1982.|
|Project Reports: Sharma, Dilli Raj ——————- —————— —————— ——————–||2019 2018 2017 2015 2015||Kirtipur Nagarpalikaka Aitihasik tatha Sanskritik Sampadha, submitted to Nepal Bhasha Academy, Kirtipur, Nepal. Vishowavidhyalaya Sambandhan Vyabastha Adhyan Prativedan, 2075, submitted to University Grants Commission, Sanothimi, Bhaktapur, Nepal Lumbini Baudha Vishovidyalaya bisayek adhyan prativedan, 2073, submitted in University Grants Commission, Sanothimi, Bhaktapur, Nepal. Chaad Parva ko Ghar Nepal (Nepal, the House of Festivals) sponsored by Nepal Academy, Kamaladi, Kathmandu. Submitted the Research Report on Intangible Cultural Heritage of Tokha to Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Nepal Government, Simhadarbar, Kathmandu.|
|————- ————- ————— ————— —————||2014 2012 2011 2007 2005||Historical, Cultural, Ethnic and Linguistic Studies of Dolakha Sponsored by University Grants Commission, Nepal Cultural Heritage of Bagmati River Corridor submitted to University Grants Commission, Kathmandu. Ritual for the Ancestors (sang jaerye): A Comparative Study of Korea and Nepal submitted to The National Folk Museum of Korea, Seoul. Community Based Conservation System in the Kathmandu valleysubmitted to UNESCO Office, Jawalkhel, Lalitpur, Kathmandu. Sacred Landscape of the Himalayas: A Pilgrimage from Triveni to Muktinath of the Gandaki Region in Nepal submitted to Nepal National Commission for UNESCO, Ministry of Education and Sports Kaisar Mahal, Kathmandu.|
|————–||2004||Identification and Analysis of Community Based Care Centre Facilities and/or Practices for children in need for Special Protection in Nepal, Sponsored by UNICEF, Nepal.|
|—————||2003||Developing Web Content Premised Around Nepalese Culture, submitted to National Information Technology Centre, Simhadarbar, Kathmandu, Nepal.|
|—————||2002||Ancient town Sankhu: A study on History, Culture, Art and Architecture, submitted to UNESCO, Division, Nepal.|
|—————||1993||Cultural and Historical Survey of Budhanilkantha (Nepali) Submitted to CNAS, T.U.|
|—————-||1990||Monuments of Kathmandu Valley and their Contributions in the relationship with neighboring countries of Nepal (Nepali) submitted to CNAS, T.U.|
|—————||1989||Impact of Nepalese Culture and Language in the neighboring countries of Nepal (Nepali) submitted to CNAS, T.U.|
|Short Term Project Report:|
|Sharma, Dilli Raj —————-||2017 1996||Submitted the report on Prospect of Tourism Development of Khaptad, Badimalika and Ramarosan of Doti, Bajura and Achham districts of Western Nepal, submitted to Nepal Tourism Board, Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu Submitted the report on Cultural Importance of Wetlands of Nepal to IUCN/The World Conservation Union, Nepal.|
|—————-||1993||Submitted the Introductory Reports of the Cultural Heritage sites of Nepal to IUCN/The World Conservation Union, Nepal.|
|—————-||1992||Submitted various entries on the subjects of Culture and Archaeology toCultural Encyclopedia Nepal.|
|Sharma, Dilli Raj —————– ————– —————||2014 2013 2013 2005||Intangible cultural Heritage: Challenge on its conservation, Paper Presented on Introductory Seminar of Intangible Heritage of Nepal, Organized by National Ethnology Museum, Kathmandu Jestha 5-6, 2071 (May 19-20, 2014) Archaeological Importance of Dang Valley,Paper presented on Cultural Heritage of Dang Valley, organized by National Cultural Study Centre, Nepal Sanskrit University, Dang from 8 to 9 December 2013. The Life of Buddha in stone sculptures of Western Nepal, Paper presented on International Symposium on Safeguarding Lo Mustang organized by UNESCO, Himal Asia Foundation, Kathmandu University from 1 to 3 November 2013. ‘Holy Water of Gosaikunda: A Pilgrimage to High Altitude Wetland’ Paper presented on National Workshop on High Altitude Wetlands of Nepal Kathmandu, Nepal, September 30, 2005,.|
|—————-||2005||‘Gosaikund: A High Altitude Wetland and its Cultural Values’ Paper presented on Asian Wetland Symposium Bhubaneswora, India. Feb 6-9, 2005.|
|—————-||2000||‘Cultural Heritage of Simaraungarh’, paper presented on the seminar held in Simaraungarh Organized by Royal Nepal Academy, Kathmandu.|
|—————-||1998||‘Cultural Heritage of Nepal and their Conservation Status’, paper presented on VSMM 98 Conference, Gifu, Japan, Nov. 18-22, 1998.|
|——————– ——————–||2011 2003||Cultural Partnership Initiative Program Organized by National Folk Museum of Korea, Seoul from June 2011 to November 2011. Asian Academy for Heritage Management 1st Annual Field School, organized by UNESCO/ICCROM in Macao, SIR, China, from 22 November to 6 December, 2003.|
The proposals prepared by myself were also accepted in competition and able to receive the projects, on which I accomplished the project as a leader or co-ordinator.
- The project like ‘Ancient Town Sankhu: Its History, Culture, Art and Architecture’(2002)from UNESCO section, Kathmandu ;
- ‘History, Culture, Ethnic and Linguistic Study of Dolkha’ (2014) from UGC, Nepal; and
- ‘Establishing Research Cell in CNAS’ (2010) from UGC, Nepal.
These are the example of my pleading capacity in competition market.
- Mrigendra Medical Trust Gold Medal in 1989 (Mrigendra Medical Trust)
- Education Prize in 1998 (Tribhuvan University)
- Nepal Vidhya Bhusan ‘Ka’ in 2008 (Ministry of Education, Government of Nepal)
- Rastriya Pratibha Puraskar (National Talent Prize) in 2070 VS (Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Government of Nepal).
- Advisory Board Member of Contributions to Nepalese Studies (CNAS Journal), Tribhuvan University.
- General Secretary in ‘Historical and Cultural Heritage Association, Nepal’.
- Member of Advisory board of Heritage Preservation Movement, Nepal.
- Member of the Subject Committee, University Grants Commission, Sanothimi, Bhaktapur.
Date of Birth : June 1, 1957
Sex : Male
Marital Status: Married
Languages : Nepali, English, Tharu, Hindi.