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Traditional and new roofing materials in use Suji, Manoj


The village of Borang traditionally used slates for roofing, but it is a slow and expensive process compared to using the corrugated sheets carried in from the markets, which make roofing quicker and convenient. Taken during the 2nd phase of fieldwork conducted by the research team based at Social Science Baha in Kathmandu, Nepal, as part of the SSHRC Partnership Development Grant, ‘Expertise, Labour and Mobility in Nepal’s Post-Conflict, Post-Disaster Reconstruction’. See project details at https://elmnr.arts.ubc.ca/.

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