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The Rise of Revolution: Internal Displacement in Contemporary Nepal

The Rise of Revolution: Internal Displacement in Contemporary Nepal

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Author:Monika Mandal
ISBN 13:9789350981771
Binding:Hardbound
Language:English
Year:2018
Subject:Books on Nepal

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The Rise of Revolution: Internal Displacement in Contemporary Nepal focuses on Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement and IDPs in South Asia. The volume begins with an overview of Maoist rebels in 1996, as they launched a ‘people’s war’ to overthrow the monarchy and establish a socialist republic in Nepal. Specifically, it attempts to bring out the tensions between minority ethnic groups and low castes in the rural areas and the upper caste Hindus who still have a hold albeit tenuous over the country. The work attempts to document and analyse the conflict which ended with a Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in November 2006 and providing for the return and rehabilitation of all people displaced by the conflict. Those from impoverished communities fled the fighting, Maoist extortion and forced recruitment, to district centres, large cities such as Kathmandu, Biratnagar, Nepalgunj and across the border to India. Apart from the question of filling in the gap in the existing literature on the People’s War in Nepal, the volume aims to raise certain questions relating to the situation of the Internally Displaced Persons in Nepal. The study also focuses on the governmental measures, the attitude of the host community and the struggle of the IDPs in a new environment that influenced and impacted upon their social and cultural life. This volume is invaluable for scholars of South Asian Studies, Nepal, Strategic Studies, Human Rights and IDPs.