A History of Nepal

Author: John Whelpton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: History

Page: 296

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Nepal emerged as a unified state over two hundred years ago, centred on the Kathmandu Valley with its two thousand years of urban civilisation. While John Whelpton's history focuses on the period since the overthrow of the Rana family autocracy in 1950–51, the early chapters are devoted to the origins of the kingdom and the evolving relations of its diverse peoples. By drawing on research on Nepal's environment, society and political institutions, the author portrays a country of extraordinary contrasts, which has been constantly buffeted by its neighbours, the two Asian giants, China and India. Economic and political turmoil over the last fifty years came to a climax in the massacre of the royal family in 2001, when the country erupted into civil war. The book, first published in 2005, is comprehensive and its accessible approach will appeal to students, professionals and those visiting the region.

History of Nepal

Author: Daniel Wright

Publisher: Asian Educational Services


Category: Nepal

Page: 324

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With An Introductory Sketch Of The Country And People Of Nepal.

Historical Dictionary of Nepal

Author: Nanda R. Shrestha

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield


Category: History

Page: 530

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Nepal is a living example of contrasts and contradictions.It is a country that was born in medieval times, grew up in the 16th century, and now finds itself engulfed in the high-tech gadgets and material marvels of the 21st century. Nepal has its share of problem which include inadequate economic development and social infrastructure, poverty and corruption, plus worsening pollution, but now it finally has relative peace and quiet after a hasty Maoist uprising. Indeed, it has passed through several democratic elections, and finally seems to be getting on the right track. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Nepal contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Nepal.

The Unmaking of Nepal

Author: R. S. N. Singh

Publisher: Lancer Publishers


Category: History

Page: 171

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Nepal today is at a critical crossroad, with hopes of its resurgence as a nation-state clouded in a mire of doubts and confusion. This book is primarily based on the author s ground assessment reached through interactions with innumerable people, both high and low, during his recent trek through Nepal. They include, besides the man on the street, some key personalities from the worlds of politics, academia, bureaucracy and business."

A History of Modern India, 1480-1950

Author: Claude Markovits

Publisher: Anthem Press


Category: History

Page: 601

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A comprehensive chronological analysis of India's vibrant and diverse history.

Art of Nepal

A Catalogue of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Collection

Author: Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Publisher: Univ of California Press


Category: Art

Page: 257

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