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MICHAEL JAMES HUTT (born 11 October 1957) is Professor of Nepalese and Himalayan Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London
University of London
. He is engaged in the study of modern and contemporary Nepali literature, and as a translator. He has also published on Nepali politics, Nepali art and architecture, censorship in the Nepali print media, and the Bhutanese refugee issue.

CONTENTS

* 1 Biography and career

* 2 Publications

* 2.1 Authored Books * 2.2 Edited Books * 2.3 Book Chapters * 2.4 Articles * 2.5 Monographs

* 3 References * 4 External links

BIOGRAPHY AND CAREER

Michael Hutt was educated at St. Austell
St. Austell
Grammar School, and St. Austell Sixth Form College before completing a BA in South Asian Studies (Hindi) in 1980 and a Ph.D. on the history of the Nepali language and its literature in 1984, both at SOAS. In 1987 he returned to SOAS as a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, and has been engaged in teaching and research relating to Nepal
Nepal
here ever since. He was Head of the South Asia Department from 1995-9, and has served as both Associate Dean (2002-4) and Dean (2004–10) of the Faculty of Languages and Cultures. Prof. Hutt is a member of Centre of South Asian Studies and the Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies at SOAS. In 2011 the Chancellor of the Nepal
Nepal
Academy presented Prof. Hutt with the Nai Derukha International Award ‘for his continuous dedication to promoting the study of Nepali literature in the international arena’.

PUBLICATIONS

AUTHORED BOOKS

Hutt, Michael (2010) The Life of Bhupi Sherchan: Poetry and Politics in Post-Rana Nepal. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.

Hutt, Michael and Chettri, Lil Bahadur (2008) Mountains Painted with Turmeric. New York: Columbia University Press.

Hutt, Michael (2003) Unbecoming Citizens: Culture, Nationhood, and the Flight of Refugees from Bhutan. Oxford University Press.

Hutt, Michael and Subedi, Abhi (1999) Teach Yourself Nepali. A complete course in understanding, speaking and writing Nepali. London: Hodder Headline.

Hutt, Michael (1997) Modern Literary Nepali: an Introductory Reader. Oxford University Press (New Delhi).

Hutt, Michael (1996) Devkota’s Muna-Madan: Translation and Analysis. Kathmandu: Sajha Publishers.

Hutt, Michael (1994) Nepal: a Guide to the Art and Architecture of the Kathmandu Valley. Gartmore: Kiscadale Publications.

Hutt, Michael (1991) Himalayan Voices: An Introduction to Modern Nepali Literature. Berkeley: University of California Press. (Voices from Asia)

Hutt, Michael (1988) Nepali: A National Language and its Literature. New Delhi and London: Sterling Publishers and School of Oriental and African Studies.

EDITED BOOKS

Hutt, Michael, ed. (2004) Himalayan ‘People’s War’: Nepal’s Maoist Rebellion. London: C. Hurst and Co.

Hutt, Michael, ed. (1994) Bhutan: Perspectives on Conflict and Dissent. Gartmore: Kiscadale Publications.

Hutt, Michael, ed. (1994) Nepal
Nepal
in the Nineties: Versions of the Past, Visions of the Future. New Delhi : Oxford University Press. (SOAS studies on South Asia)

BOOK CHAPTERS

Hutt, Michael (2009) 'Where is home for an Indian Nepali writer?' In: Subba, T.B. and Sinha, A.C. and Nepal, G.S. and Nepali, D.R., (eds.), Indian Nepalis: Issues and Perspectives. New Delhi : Concept Publishing Company, pp. 28–48.

Hutt, Michael (2004) 'Introduction: Monarchy, Democracy and Maoism in Nepal.' In: Hutt, M., (ed.), Himalayan 'People's War': Nepal's Maoist Rebellion. Bloomington : Indiana University Press: Hurst & Company, pp. 1–20.

Hutt, Michael (2003) 'Reading Sumnima.' In: Lecomte-Tilouine, M. and Dolfus, P., (eds.), Ethnic Revival and Religious Turmoil. Identities and Representation in the Himalayas. Oxford University Press, pp. 23–43. Hutt, Michael (2001) 'Rup Chand Bista.' In: Jones, D, (ed.), Censorship: a World Encyclopedia. Fitzroy Dearborn (UK & USA), pp. 1689–1690.

Hutt, Michael (2001) '‘Bhutan’.' In: Jones, D, (ed.), Censorship: a World Encyclopedia. Fitzroy Dearborn (London and Chicago), pp. 225–226.

Hutt, Michael (2001) 'Nepal.' In: Jones, D, (ed.), Censorship: a World Encyclopedia. Fitzroy Dearborn (UK & USA), pp. 246–247.

Hutt, Michael (1997) 'Being Nepali without Nepal: reflections on a South Asian diaspora.' In: D, eds and Pfaff-Czarnecka, J and Whelpton, J, (eds.), Nationalism and Ethnicity in a Hindu Kingdom. The Politics of Culture in Contemporary Nepal. Harwood Academic Publishers (Amsterdam), pp. 101–144.

Hutt, Michael (1996) 'Looking for Shangri-la, from Hilton to Lamicchane.' In: T, ed, (ed.), The Tourist Image: M