Introduction, Purposes of the information resource & Background, Audiences/Beneficiaries, Dedications of Support, and How to Use ‘The UK Nepali Community: A Transcultural thematic information resource‘ information resource website:
‘The UK Nepali Community: A Transcultural thematic information resource‘ information resource has been created and enabled by the UK Nepal Friendship Society (Official Patron: H.E. the Ambassador of Nepal to the UK and Republic of Ireland), with information resource creation and related support dimensions and activities, including exhibition and dissemination, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).
This section of the website contains essential information, including the introduction section, that will enable all accessing the website cintent to gain the fullest benefit from the details the information resource contains.
An e-book / PDF version of the information resource is available, and can be accessed here.
NOTE: Due to the extent of the subject, a parallel Nepali cuisine and foods information resource website (and e-book/PDF) — ‘Traditional & Contemporary Home Cooking: Discovering a Little Known but Important South Asian Cuisine’ — is provided separately, and can be accessed via this link: https://foodsofnepal.com/
Support Good Wishes Dedications: Contains a set of formal letters commending the need for and value of this information resource; letters and notes contributors include the Prime Minister of Nepal, Culture Minister of Nepal, Ambassador of Nepal, UK Nepali community organisation leads and senior officers, and the President of The Royal British Legion, and the Head of the National League System of England Football Association (FA).
Introduction — Why the cultural & social heritage resource matters and is needed (also provided on the home pages of the UK Nepali Diaspora, and Culture Themes sections of this information resource).
UKNFS Nepal – Britain Bicentenary Peoples to Peoples Supplement Resource PDF — precursor to creation of the information resources on this website and in the accompanying e-book.
Why the cultural & social heritage resource matters and is needed:
‘… Perhaps surprisingly to our current-day sensitivities, Motilal’s* difficult circumstances in Victorian Britain were in no way helped by his being a Gurkha. Today the context is very different – Gurkhas are held in high esteem – and yet the lives of ex-Gurkhas in Britain are not without problems. Former Gurkhas continue to fight for equal pensions, family visas and other welfare entitlements, and continue to face occasional racial prejudice. A greater appreciation of the long history of Gurkhas living in the UK, going as far back to, and perhaps beyond, Motilal Singh, could help to address some of these issues.’
Source: https://www.migrationmuseum.org/tag/motilal-singh/ *Motilal Singh was the first, to date, recorded Nepali-Gurkha settler in the UK.
The above from the Migration Museum website encapsulates the purpose of this UK Nepali cultural & social heritage information resource, enabled and created by the UK Nepal Friendship Society, and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). Namely, to at last provide a comprehensive Nepali community-directed thematic narrative to share with others/the whole British nation, about who the UK Nepali and Nepali-Gurkha community is. How this community entered into British history. Its distinctive, unique identity, and its multifaceted contribution to the British nation and British history.
Read more from the link at the start of this page or at http://nepaliculturalheritage.com/introduction/
The introduction section [in full] of the information resource is also found through hyperlinks on the home pages of the UK Nepali Diaspora, and the Culture Themes, sections of this website.
Purposes of the information resource & Background, Audiences/Beneficiaries:
This three-part page covers the interrelated subjects of:
1) the information resource creastion background,
2) Purposes the resource is intended to achieve, and
3) the related subject of intended audiences & beneficiaries.
1. UK Nepal Friendship Society background to the information resource’s creation:
Over the course of years, the UKNFS has, in serving our UK Nepali community on national level UK Nepali community needs and issues, through to international representation (Nepal Art Council – UKNFS, Britain – Nepal Bicentenary Exhibition, etc.), and to given UK regional to local area Nepali community support, have found multiple important, yet largely unmet needs that the information resource at last addresses.
Below we provide a set of news links regarding these needs, and at the end of this section some examples of information need issues the information resource addresses ….
Read the section in full from the link at the start of this page, or here at http://nepaliculturalheritage.com/purposes-of-the-information-resource-background-audiences-beneficiaries/
How to Use Information Resource Content
Structure of the Resource/Book:
The information resource core content comprises the UK Nepali Diaspora section, and especially the main section of the resource, Culture Themes, both of which are introduced, with their settings descriptions on the Introduction page, accessed (above) from this section of the information resource.
As website viewers will see, the core content of the information resource comprises two sections – the UK Nepali Diaspora section (in two parts), and the larger, Culture Themes section (in five parts). Taken together, both main sections contain invaluable content for the following purposes and related audiences ….
Read the section in full from the link at the start of this page, or here at http://nepaliculturalheritage.com/how-to-use-information-resource-content/