Don Messerschmidt

Don Messerschmidt is an anthropologist and writer who has spent several decades studying local cultures, including pilgrimage, in the Nepal Himalaya.

In the presence of the gods

Shaligram pilgrimage in the Nepal Himalaya.

Jul 06, 2021

High Himalayan hype

Infatuation with Everest has inspired Everest-sized absurdities.

May 11, 2012

A Himalayan mystery – solved?

The Ascent of Rum Doodle is a widely appreciated mountaineering satire — but of what, exactly?

Dec 01, 2011

Latest Articles

No neutrality

The military’s neutral stance around Imran Khan’s ouster may be damage control.

Tamil Sikh

A fragment of memory from 1984.

Selective truths

Kashmiri reception to the controversial film ‘The Kashmir Files’.