Accomplishments and Shortcomings of the Anthropological and Historical Research on the ‘People’s War’ in Nepal and its Aftermath
to be held at the Martin Chautari Seminar Hall, Thapathali on Tuesday, 17 September 2013, 3:00-5:00pm
Over the past 15 years much scholarly attention has been paid to the ‘People’s War’ started by the then Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) in 1996 and its consequences. This round table brings together leading Nepali and foreign scholars and analysts of this field to give their assessments of the achievements and shortcomings of the anthropological, historical and journalistic writings on the subject.
Speakers: Marie Lecomte-Tilouine, John Whelpton, Deepak Thapa, CK Lal and Kiyoko Ogura
Moderator: Pratyoush Onta, Martin Chautari/Social Science Baha
Marie Lecomte-Tilouine is a social anthropologist at CNRS, France. She has most recently edited Revolution in Nepal: An Anthropological and Historical Approach to the People's War (2013).
John Whelpton has authored, co-authored and co-edited several books related to Nepal including A History of Nepal (2005).
Deepak Thapa is the director of Social Science Baha. He has co-authored A Kingdom under Siege: Nepal’s Maoist Insurgency, 1996-2003 (2003) and edited Understanding the Maoist Movement of Nepal (2003).
CK Lal is a political analyst and a columnist for Nagarik and República dailies. He is the author of To be a Nepalese... (2012).
Kiyoko Ogura is a journalist and the author of Kathmandu Spring: The People’s Movement of 1990 (2001) and several articles on the ‘people’s war’.
For further details, please contact
Martin Chautari, 27 Jeet Jung Marg Thapathali, Kathmandu, Tel: +977-1-4102027/4238050
Social Science Baha, Ramchandra Marga, Battisputali, Kathmandu, Tel: +977-1-4472807
The presentations will be in English. Participation is open to all. A map of the location is available here
For details of the newly-published volume, Revolution in Nepal, to which three of the speakers have contributed,see the `Background reading on Nepali history and society' section on the NEPALI page.