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A history of Nepal

Author: John Whelpton
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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John Whelpton's history of Nepal focuses on the period since the overthrow of the Rana family autocracy in 1950-51. Drawing on recent research, the author portrays a country of extraordinary contrasts, whose history has been constantly buffeted by its neighbours, China and India.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Whelpton
ISBN: 0521800269 9780521800266 0521804701 9780521804707
OCLC Number: 55502658
Description: xxiii, 296 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Environment, state, and society in the central Himalayas to 1743 --
Unification and sanskritisation, 1743-1885 --
Nepal under the Shamsher Ranas, 1885-1951 --
The monarchy in ascendance : domestic politics and foreign relations, 1951-1991 --
The quest for "development" : economy and environment, 1951-1991 --
Lifestyles, values, identities : changes in Nepalese society, 1951-1991 --
Democracy and disillusionment : Nepal since 1991.
Responsibility: John Whelpton.
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A comprehensive and accessible one-volume history of Nepal, first published in 2005.  Read more...

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'A History of Nepal will be of interest to any student of South Asian studies, since it fills a serious lacuna in scholarship on the region. ... Whelpton's text is the first accessible overview of Read more...

 
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