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Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict in Nepal Identities and Mobilization After 1990 by Mahendra Lawoti
  

Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict in Nepal Identities and Mobilization After 1990

Part of the Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series Series

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Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict in Nepal Identities and Mobilization After 1990 by Mahendra Lawoti

Identity movements, based on ethnicity, caste, language, religion and regional identity, have become increasingly significant in Nepal, reshaping debates on the definition of the nation, nationalism and the structure of the state. This book analyzes the rapid rise in ethnic and nationalist mobilization and conflict since 1990, the dynamics and trajectories of these movements, and their consequences for Nepal. From an interdisciplinary perspective, the book looks at the roots of mobilization and conflicts, the reasons for the increase in mobilization and violent activities, and the political and social effects of the movements. It provides a historical context for these movements and investigates how identities intersect with forms of political and economic inequality. Nepal's various identity groups - Dalits, indigenous nationalities, Madhesis and Muslims - have mobilized to different extents. By examining these diverse movements within the same time period and within a unitary state, the book illuminates which factors are more salient for the mobilization of identity groups. Bringing together empirical contributions on key issues in identity production in a comparative perspective, the book presents an interesting contribution to South Asian studies as well as studies of nationalism and identity more broadly.

Reviews

Lawoti and Hangen, along with all of the contributing authors to this volume, must be applauded for producing the first, in what one hopes will be a long line of portraits of the changing dynamics of what it means to be Nepali in post-insurgency Nepal. - Andrew Nelson, University of North Texas, Asian Highlands Perspectives.


About the Author

Mahendra Lawoti is Professor of Political Science at Western Michigan University, Associate Fellow at Asia Society, USA and a columnist at The Kathmandu Post. His research interests are democratization and ethnic politics in Nepal and South Asia, and he has published widely in these areas. Susan Hangen is Associate Professor of Anthropology and International Studies at Ramapo College, USA. Her current research investigates transnational politics in the Nepali diaspora.

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Book Info

Publication date

18th May 2017

Author

Mahendra Lawoti

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Publisher

Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd

Format

Paperback
288 pages

Categories

Politics & government
Ethnic studies

ISBN

9781138086944

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