A History of Nepal

A History of Nepal

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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 1950a€“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.PARTIES AND POLICIES, I99I-I999 The Congress administration under Girija Prasad Koirala which succeeded the coalition ... in May 1991 faced vigorous opposition from the Communist Party of Nepal (UML) and the smaller Communist parties, ... The issue was soon, however, eclipsed by two others. Despite ... The extreme left groups responded with a campaign calling for the governmenta#39;s resignation.

Title:A History of Nepal
Author: John Whelpton
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2005-02-17

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