While the Gods Were Sleeping is the fascinating journey of a Seattle native to Nepal and to herself. Elizabeth Enslin’s observations are keen. It is at Stanford University where Enslin meets and falls in love with Pramod Parajuli. Unknown to her at that time, this relationship would also lead to her relationship with Nepal and the social changes rocking the landlocked nation just like changes happening around the world in the late eighties.
During her doctoral studies in anthropology, Enslin changes her focus from researching in Africa to Nepal. With board acceptance, she travels to Nepal to record how social changes are affecting Nepali women. This change in research direction leads Enslin, Pramod, and their son on a journey through two cultures, American and Nepali. Being married to a high-caste Nepali, Enslin is both