Revolution in Nepal: An Anthropological and Historical Approach to the Peoples War

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Revolution in Nepal is a comprehensive study of the People's War in Nepal that was waged by the Maoist party. The chapters are based on extensive fieldwork conducted at the grass-roots level, covering the country's rural areas from Khotang to Jumla, before, during, and after the revolutionarymovement. They focus on village life and its micro history under Maoist control. The volume also examines the War's antecedents, such as the anti-Rana and anti-Panchayat movements, and the various ways in which the Maoist revolution developed in the country's rural areas. Thus, with an anthropological and historical approach, it presents an account of the impact of the People'sWar in the country. By doing so, it reflects the revolution brought about in the conception of Nepalese history, which is now commonly presented as a series of uprisings.

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Revolution in Nepal is a comprehensive study of the People's War in Nepal that was waged by the Maoist party. The chapters are based on extensive fieldwork conducted at the grass-roots level, covering the country's rural areas from Khotang to Jumla, before, during, and after the revolutionarymovement. They focus on village life and its...

Marie Lecomte-Tilouine is Director de Recherche (Senior Researcher) in Social Anthropology at Le Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) in France.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.98 inPublished:August 25, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of Tables and FiguresList of AbbreviationsMarie Lecomte-Tilouine: IntroductionPART I: EASTWARD1. John Whelpton: Political Violence in Nepal from 'Unification' To 'Janandolan I': The Background to 'People's War'2. C. K. Lal: Ramraja Prasad Singh: The Warrior Revolutionary3. Martin Gaenszle, Ichchha Purna Rai, Judith Pettigrew, Manoj Rai, Balthasar Bickel, Goma Banjade, Toya Nath Bhatta, Elena Lieven, Netra Prasad Paudyal, and Sabine Stoll: Resisting the State in East Nepal: The 'Chintang Incident' of 1979 and the Politics of Commemoration4. Pustak Ghimire: The Maoists in Eastern Nepal: The Example of KhotangPART II: WESTWARD5. Benoit Cailmail: The CPN-Masal Bastion: A History of Communist Militancy in Pyuthan District and Its Influence on the People's War6. Anne de Sales: Thabang: The Crucible of Revolution7. Marie Lecomte-Tilouine: Maoist Despite Themselves: Amid the People's War in a Maoist Model Village, Northern Gulmi8. Satya Shrestha-Schipper: The Political Context and the Influence of the People's War in JumlaPART III: WITHIN THE PARTY9. Sam Cowan: Inside the People's Liberation Army: A Military Perspective10. Laurent Gayer: 'Love-Marriage-Sex' in the People's Liberation Army of Nepal: The Libidinal Economy of a Greedy InstitutionAnna Stirr: Tears for the Revolution: Nepali Musical Nationalism, Emotion, and the Maoist MovementBibliographyNotes on Contributors