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Nawa Raj Subba
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Native nameनवराज सुब्बा
Athrai Hangpang, Taplejung, Nepal
🏡 ResidenceBiratnagar, Nepal
🏳️ NationalityNepali
🏳️ CitizenshipNepali
🏫 EducationPh.D.
🎓 Alma materTribhuvan University
💼 Occupation
Author, Scholar
📆 Years active  c. 2000 - present
Known forPublic Health Specialist, Researcher, Author, Poet, Lyricist, Essayist
Notable workResearch, Books, Articles, Poems, Lyrics, Essays
🏡 Home townBiratnagar, Nepal
👩 Spouse(s)Chanchala Subba Shrestha
👶 ChildrenKaushaj Raj & Nischhal Raj Subba
👴 👵 Parent(s)Aita Raj & Nara Maya Subba
🏅 AwardsNepal Vidhya Bhushan 'Ka' 2015, First Online Webcam World Poetry Competition winner 2008, Gorkhadacchinbahu medal 1991.

Dr. Nawa Raj Subba is a Nepalese writer known for his contributions as a public health specialist, researcher, and author. His works encompass articles and books exploring the intersection of public health and culture. Additionally, he engages in diverse forms of creative expression, including poetry, song lyrics, essays, and authoring both books and albums. [1] [2] [3] [4][5]


Born in 1961 in the village of Athrai Hangpang in the secluded mountain region of Taplejung, Nepal, Nawa Raj Subba embarked on his life journey. In 1983, he entered the bond of matrimony, and the union bore two sons. His academic pursuits led him to attain a PhD in Health Psychology, a Master's in Public Health (MPH), and a degree in Nepali literature and culture (MA) from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. Serving diligently for over three decades, he dedicated his professional career to the Ministry of Health, notably in District Public Health Offices such as Morang and Jhapa, concluding his service with retirement in 2014. [6][7]


Research on Public Health[edit]

Peer-reviewed journals have published Subba's research on public health, and public databases like Google Scholar, Semantic Scholar, Researchgate, and Academia have collected his writings.[8][9]

  1. Practices of waste management in health care facilities in Nepal's Biratnagar metropolitan city. World Journal of Advanced Research and Reviews, 2021, 12(03), 398–404 Article DOI: 10.30574/wjarr.2021.12.3.0722
  2. Senior Citizens in Nepal are in desperate need. World Journal of Advanced Research and Reviews, 2021, 10(02), 176–183 DOI URL:
  3. Managing Hepatitis Outbreak in Biratnagar Nepal, 2015. Science Journal of Public Health. Vol. 3, No. 6, 2015, pp. 808-814. DOI: 10.11648/j.sjph.20150306.12
  4. Suicides in the Ilam District of Nepal. American Journal of Applied Psychology. Vol. 4, No. 6, 2015, pp. 137-141. DOI: 10.11648/j.ajap.20150406.11
  5. Traditional Practices on Mother and Child Health Care in the Rajbanshi Community of Nepal. American Journal of Health Research. Vol. 3, No. 5, 2015, pp. 310-317. DOI: 10.11648/j.ajhr.20150305.18
  6. Postpartum Depression Relating to Smoking and Drinking Habits of Husbands Among Rajbanshi Mothers, 2015. American Journal of Health Research. Vol.3, No. 5, 2015, pp. 293-297. DOI: 10.11648/j.ajhr.20150305.15
  7. Modification of Delivery Practice in Rajbanshi Mothers of Nepal, 2014. Journal of Nobel Medical College. Vol. 3, No.1 Issue 5, pp10-15
  8. Delivery Practices among Rajbanshi, 2014. Researcher. I, II, July-December, 2013. pp63-71
  9. Traditional and Modern Maternal and Child Health Care Practice and their Effects on Rajbanshi Community in Nepal. Journal of Public Health in Developing Countries. Vol 1, No 2 (2015)
  10. Post-Partum Depression among Rajbanshi Mothers. 2013. Researcher, Vol 1, No 1 (2013)
  11. A study of public health indicators of Morang Nepal by Lot Quality assurance sampling method, 2007. Nepal Medical College Journal. Vol.9, No.2, June 2007 pp117-119.
  12. Health Seeking Behavior of Rajbanshi in Katahari and Baijanathpur of Morang District, Nepal, 2004. Nepal Health Research Council Journal. Vol.2, No.2, October 2004, pp14-17
  13. An Important Step to Increase Immunization Coverage. Journal of Nepal Health Research Council, Vol.2, No. 1, April 2004, ISSN: 1727-5482 (Editorial)
  14. Demographic Assessment on Vasectomy Clients of Sankhuwasabha Nepal, 2003. Nepal Medical College Journal. Vol.5, No.2, December 2003, pp98-99

Books on Public Health[edit]

The following are Nawa Raj Subba's public health books, also available in the online archive.[10][11] [12]

  1. Khotangko Swasthya (District Health Profile of Khotang, Nepal) 1998.
  2. Health Seeking Behaviour of Rajbanshi in Morang, Nepal, 2001.
  3. Eastern Region Health Assessment Report Summary 2003 (Co-writer).
  4. Janaswasthya Paataa Bataa Ra Anubhuti (Collection of Public Health Articles in Nepali) 2006.
  5. Janaswasthyaka Sawaalharu (Collection of Public Health Articles in Nepali) 2007.
  6. Traditional and Modern Health Care Practices and Effects on Rajbanshi, 2016.
  7. Janaswasthya Abhyas Ra Anubhav (Collection of Public Health Articles in Nepali) 2017.

Research on Culture[edit]

Subba's cultural research has been published in peer-reviewed journals, and his materials have been archived in public databases such as Google Scholar, Semantic Scholar, Researchgate, and Academia.[13] [8] [9]

  1. Review of ‘Madhesh’ Definition Found in the Nepal Academy Dictionary. Global Journal of Research in Humanities & Cultural Studies: 2 pp. 119-123 (4). DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.6792441
  2. The Philosophical Analogy of the Saksak Mundhum to Greek Mythology of Genesis Man's Ages and Its Allegorical Notation. IAR Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences; 2022; 3(3): 24-29. DOI: 10.47310/iarjhss.2022.v03i03.004
  3. A Critical Review of the Evolution of Language Families in Nepal. Global Journal of Research in Humanities & Cultural Studies, Volume 02| Issue 02 | March-April | 2022
  4. An Analysis of the Kirat Limbu Traditional Beliefs and Culture. Global Journal of Research in Humanities & Cultural Studies, Volume 02| Issue 01 | Jan - Feb | 2022
  5. Tungdunge Mundhum Establishes a Link Between the Sen and the Samba Dynasties. IAR Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences; 2022; 3(1): 1-10. DOI:10.47310/iarjhss.2022.v03i01.001
  6. The Subba Surname Attributes to the Kirat Legacy. IAR Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences; 2021; 2(6): 24-29. DOI:10.47310/iarjhss.v02i06.004
  7. Mewa Khola Toponym is a Historical Document, and Tampering With it Shows Fanaticism. IAR Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences; 2021;2(5): 1-6. DOI:10.47310/jiarjhss.v02i05.001
  8. Tungdunge and Dhangdhange are Homonyms that Represent Limbu and Dhimal's Relationship. IAR Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences; ; 2021; 2(4): 44-51. DOI:10.47310/jiarjhss.v02i04.008
  9. Ethnic Identity and Expansion in Kirat Samba Phyang. IAR Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences; ; 2021; 2(4): 1-10. DOI:10.47310/jiarjhss.v02i04.001
  10. Kirat, Rai, and Limbu Are Somewhat Perplexed By The Vast Array Of Ethnic Identities. IAR Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences; ; 2021; 2(3): 31-40. ISSN Print : 2708-6259 | ISSN Online : 2708-6267
  11. An Overview of the Association Between the Myths and Proof of Lepmuhang Mundhum and Matsya Purana. Journal of Global Literacies, Technologies, and Emerging PedagogiesVolume 5, Issue 2, November 2019, pp. 905-921. ISSN: 2168-1333
  12. Culture and Health: The Unifying Aspects of Cultures [SECTION] TRANS. INST-Internet-Journal for the Humanities, INST-Conférence 7.-9.11.2003

Books on Culture[edit]

The following books on public health were written by Navraj Subba and are also included in the online library.[14][12]

  1. Reviewing Tungdunge Mundhum, 2020
  2. तुङदुङ्‍गे मुन्धुम समीक्षा, २०२०
  3. Kirat Limbu Culture - Anthropological Investigation, 2023
  4. किरात लिम्बू संस्कृति मानवशास्त्रीय विवेचना, २०२१, २०२३
  5. An Investigation of Tungdunge Mundhum, A Kirat Mythology, 2023
  6. तुङदुङ्‍गे मुन्धुम, किरात आख्यान- एक अध्ययन, २०२३
  7. An Investigation of Tungdunge Mundhum, A Kirat Mythology, 2023
  8. फयङ साँबा वंशावली, २०२३
  9. Genealogy of Phyang Samba, 2023

Books on Literature[edit]

The following are Nawa Raj Subba's literary books, also available in the online archive. Anthologies of poems, lyrics, and essays are popular in Nepali literature.[11] [12]

  1. जीवन मेरो शब्दकोशमा, Jivan Mero Sabdakoshma, an anthology of poems, 2006
  2. बीच बाटोमा ब्यूझेर, Bich Batoma Byujhera, an anthology of poems, 2008
  3. यात्रा आधा शताब्दीको, Yatra Adha Satabdiko, an anthology of poems, 2011
  4. चीत्कार, Chitkar, Muktak, short poems, 2012
  5. सहिदलाई सलाम, Sahidlai Salam, Lyrics, 2010
  6. मन र माटो, Man Ra MAto, Lyrics,2016
  7. मनको मझेरी, MAnko Majheri, Essays, 2007
  8. समयको स्वाद, Samayako Swad, Essays, 2013
  9. Life in My Dictionary, Poems, 2020
  10. The Mind Canvas, Essays, 2021
  11. जोखनामा वर्तमान, Jokhanama Vartaman, Poems, 2021
  12. Self-Reflection at the Moment, Poems, 2022
  13. सिक्काका दुवै पाटा, Sikkaka Duvai Pata, Essays, 2022
  14. Both Sides of Coins, Essays, 2022


Nepali Songs Music Audio Albums

Music composer and researcher, Bulu Mukarung of Radio Nepal recorded Nawa Raj Subba's songs for his book Nepali Music Archives 'Nepali Sangeetko Abhilekh.[15] When ethnic tensions arose in Nepal during the constitution-making process, Nawa Raj Subba's song "Nepali Nepali Hami Nepali" became well-known in various media and programs. Dr Vijay Subba included Nawa Raj Subba's song in the wave of songs promoting inclusive democracy and ethnic harmony in his book Cultural Workers of Social Change, published by Nepal Academy.[16] Nawa Raj Subba's Ghazal lyrics are also popular with music composer Shakti Ballav and various singers such as Anju Pant, Jagadish Samal, Narendra Pyasi, Shishir Yogi, Sumit Khadka, Mandavi Tripathi, and others.[17]

  1. देशको माया, Deshko Maya, Collection of Patriotic songs, 2010
  2. हामी पहिले नेपाली, Hami Pahile Nepali, Collection of Patriotic songs, 2013
  3. लुकेको रहर, Lukeko Rahar, Collection of Ghazal Album Audio, 2011
  4. अमूल्य जीवन, Amulya Jivan, Collection of Modern songs, 2012
  5. बहारसंग, Bahar Sanga, Collection of Modern songs, 2016
  6. हिमालैमा हिउँ, Himalaima Hiun, Collection of Folk Songs, 2014
  7. प्रतिविम्ब Video Albums Pratibimba Series-1 to 4. Excerpts

Awards and Felicitations[edit]

The first World Webcam Poetry Competition results have been posted on the website of Online Nepali Literature Forum, an official organization. In their critiques of his works, critics have also touched on his honour. Several websites that provide information about his biography have also mentioned this.[3]

  1. Nepal Vidhya Bhushan ‘Ka’– 2015 (2073 VS)
  2. First prize won in First Online Webcam World Poem Competition- 2008 (2064 VS)
  3. Gorkhadacchinbahu medal 1991 (2047 VS).
  4. Babar Sing Thapa Memorial Prize 2008 (2064 VS)
  5. Mohan Regmi smriti Banni Puraskar 2006 (2063 VS)
  6. Byathith Kavya Banita Puraskar- 2013 (2070 VS)
  7. Jayandra Prasai Smriti Sahitya Sanman- 2008 (2064 VS)
  8. Udayananda Muktinath Aryal Sangeet Pratibha Puraskar- 2011 (2068 VS)
  9. Bhadra Ghale Ghamansing Sahitya-Kala Prize 2014 (2071 VS)
  10. Nawaranga Sahitya Sanman, Jhapa, 2007 (2063 VS)
  11. Krishna Prasad- Khagendra Kumari Bhandari Sahitya-Kala Samman- 2018 (2075).
  12. Ganga Bhadrashila Smriti Puraskar Gargashree Sanman- 2016 (2073 VS)
  13. Hongkong Nepali Federation Felicitation, 2013 (2069 VS)
  14. Lekhnath Pustakalaya Sanman- 2012 (2069 VS)
  15. Pallav Sahitya Sanman- 2009 (2066 VS)
  16. Nateswar Nrityakala Pratisthan Sanman- 2006 (2063 VS)
  17. Natyeshore Sanman, 2006 (2063 VS).
  18. Dirgha Rana Samundra Bam Samman, 2013
  19. Felicitation by Sparsha Nepal 2011 (2068 VS)
  20. Felicitated by Kirat Yakthung Chumlung Morang Nepal 2011 (2068)
  21. Felicitation by Biratnagar Metropolitan city 2010 (2067 VS)
  22. Felicitation by Hangpang Sewa Samaj Kathmandu 2007 (2064 VS)
  23. Felicitated Birateshwar Briddhashram, Biratnagar 2013 (2070 VS)
  24. Felicitated by Pathari-Sanischare Municipality, Nepal 2018 (2075)


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  14. "Dr. Nawa Raj Subba Author". Retrieved 14 January 2023.
  15. Mukarung, Bulu (2015). Nepali Sangeetko Abhilekh (1st ed.). Kathmandu: Palpa Books. ISBN 978-9937-2-8824-8. Search this book on
  16. Subba, Vijay (2018). Samaj Parivartanka Sanskritiharmi (1st ed.). Kathmandu: Nepal Academy of Music and Drama. ISBN 978-9937-0-4766-3 Check |isbn= value: checksum (help). Search this book on
  17. "Nawa Raj Subba's Creation Videos on YouTube". Retrieved 14 January 2023.

External Links[edit]

  1. Subject's official website
  2. ORCID
  3. Google Scholar
  5. ResearchGate
  6. Semantic Scholar