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Dr. Chandra Laksamba, Senior Research Officer

Email:claksamba@gmail.com

Chandra Laksamba holds a PhD degree in lifelong learning from the University of Surrey. He is a founding member, former Executive Director and Senior Researcher of CNSUK. He coordinated CNSUK’s ‘Large-scale Survey 2007 – 09 on Nepalis Living in the UK’. He was a researcher and member of the University of Oxford/CNSUK’s ‘Vernacular Religion Project 2009 – 12’ funded by ESRC and AHRC. He was a Lead Researcher of ‘Gurkha Research Project 2012 – 14’ and currently, he is leading CNSUK’s ‘Social Mobility Research Project on Nepali Diaspora in the UK 2015 - 16’. In addition, he is an ex-British Gurkha soldier served 19 years in the army. During his time in the army, he experienced life and work in various countries. His research interests are: Anthropology of Nepali Diaspora and social mobility, Gurkhas and issues of equality, lifelong learning, globalisation, active citizenship and youth movement.

PGCE and PhD in Lifelong Learning, University of Surrey, United Kingdom

Under Graduate and Post Graduate Degrees, University of London, United Kingdom

Certificate Level in Science, Armit Science Campus (ASCOL),Tribhuvan University, Nepal 

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2016  Laksamba, C.L.. (with Adhikari, K.P., and Dhakal, L.P.). Fairly Dynamic: A Case Study of Nepali Migration in Fairfax Road, Farnborough. NRN Voice, (December 2016), pp. 86-90.

2016  Laksamba, C.L. (with Gellner, D.N., Hausner. S.L, and Adhikari, K.P.)  “Shrines and Identities in Britain’s Nepali Diaspora,” Diaspora: A Journal of Transnational Studies, 19 (1 (2010)), pp. 116–146.  

2016 Laksamba, C.L.. (With Adhikari, K.P.) Defeating the UndefeatedTha Kathmandu Post. (24 Oct 2016)

Laksamba, C.K., Adhikari, K. P., Dhakal, L. P., David N. Gellner (2013) British Gurkha Pension Policies and Ex-Gurkha Campaigns: A Review, Centre for Nepal Studies UK

Chapters:

Laksamba, C. K., Dhakal, L. P., Holford, J. (2012) ‘Education and Employment’, in Adhikari, K. P. (ed) Nepalis in the United Kingdom: An Overview. Reading: Centre for Nepal Studies United Kingdom (CNSUK), pp 69 – 90

Laksamba, C. K. (2012) ‘Battlefields to Civvy Street: Gurkhas’ Struggles in Britain’, in Adhikari, K. P. (ed) Nepalis in the United Kingdom: An Overview. Reading: Centre for Nepal Studies United Kingdom (CNSUK), pp102 – 122

Thesis (Doctoral):

Laksamba, Chandra (2005) Policy and practice of lifelong learning in Nepal: a socio-political study, Doctoral thesis, University of Surrey. URI:

http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/794561

Laksamba, Chandra (2005) Policy and practice of lifelong learning in Nepal: a socio-political study, Doctoral thesis, University of Surrey, British Library, Electronic Theses Online Service. URL: http://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do?uin=uk.bl.ethos.485980