Blighted Hopes of Inclusion: Nepal’s Promising Restructuring Betrayed
Rita Manchanda
NATION-BUILDING AND FEDERALISM IN NEPAL: CONTENTIONS ON FRAMEWORK? by By Krishna Hachhethu Oxford University Press, Oxford,, 2023, 293 pp., INR 1495.00
May 2024, volume 48, No 5

Professor Lok Raj Baral, one of Nepal’s most respected liberal public intellectuals, in an op-ed article in The Kathmandu Post wrote of violence as necessary to shake up the Himalayan kingdom’s entrenched structure of domination by hill upper castes, the Bahun-Chettris, so as to bring in institutionally excluded social groups such as the Janajatis, Dalits and Madheshis.

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