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Resistance and the state : Nepalese experiences

Author: David N Gellner
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2007.
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There has been growing concern about "failed states", and since the massacre of the Royal family in Nepal in 2001, increasing media attention has focused on the decline of the state and the rise of  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David N Gellner
ISBN: 9781845452162 184545216X
OCLC Number: 470527957
Notes: Publ. à l'occasion de la Modern South Asian studies conference, Edinburgh, septembre 2000.
Notes bibliogr. Index.
Description: 1 vol. (XV-383 p.) : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: List of Tables List of Plates and Maps Preface List of Contributors Introduction: Transformations of the Nepalese State David N. Gellner SECTION I: THE STATE, DEVELOPMENT, AND LOCAL POLITICS Chapter 1. A Heterotopia of Resistance: Health, Community Forestry, and Challenges to State Centralization in Nepal Ian Harper and Christopher Tarnowski Chapter 2. Resisting the Environmentalist State Ben Campbell Chapter 3. The Politics of Difference and the Reach of Modernity: Reflections on the State and Civil Society in Central Nepal William F. Fisher Chapter 4. Nepali Politics: People-Parties Interface Krishna Hachhethu PART II: THE STATE AND ETHNIC ACTIVISM Chapter 5. How Representative is the Nepali State? Karl-Heinz Kramer Chapter 6. An 'Indigenous Minority' in a Border Area: Tharu Ethnic Associations, NGOs, and the Nepalese State Gisele Krauskopff Chapter 7. The History of the Messianic and Rebel King Lakhan Thapa: Utopia and Ideology among the Magars Marie Lecomte-Tilouine PART III: THE STATE AND MAOIST INSURGENCY Chapter 8. Democracy and Dissent in Nepal: An Overview with Some Perceptions from Dhorpatan Colin Millard Chapter 9. Guns, Kinship, and Fear: Maoists among the Tamu-mai (Gurungs) Judith Pettigrew Chapter 10. The Kham Magar Country: Between Ethnic Claims and Maoism Anne de Sales Person Index General Index
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"All of the chapters are valuable and insightful and several have genuinely new things to say...the book is an extremely important and valuable contribution to the literature on Nepal." - JRAI

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