Released on 2021-05-17Categories Biography & Autobiography

Hisila

Hisila

Author: Hisila Yami

Publisher: Penguin Random House India Private Limited

ISBN: 9789391149857

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 343

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In this fascinating book, Hisila Yami traces her journey from being a young Nepali student of architecture in Delhi in the early eighties to becoming a Maoist revolutionary engaging in guerrilla warfare in Nepal. Yami was one of the two women leaders who were a part of the politburo of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), which led the People's War in the country that changed the course of its history forever. On the one hand, this is a lucidly written political memoir, where Yami talks about gaining political awareness, joining protests, being imprisoned, participating in the People's War, and later her experiences as the first lady and a minister. But, at the same time, this is also a vivid narrative that offers touching glimpses of her personal life. She candidly writes about falling in love and marrying a fellow politician, Baburam Bhattarai, who later went on to become the prime minister of Nepal. From how she balanced her political life with motherhood to what it really meant to be a woman in the communist party that launched a civil war, Yami tells it all in what is truly an unforgettable account of a remarkable life.
Released on 2004Categories Communism

Himalayan 'people's War'

Himalayan 'people's War'

Author: Michael Hutt

Publisher: C. HURST & CO. PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 185065722X

Category: Communism

Page: 344

View: 770

Nepal's so-called "people's war" was launched in 1996 by the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) in an attempt to overthrow the political establishment, including the monarchy, and establish a Maoist regime. This work covers its historical depth and socio-cultural background.
Released on 2017-07-06Categories Political Science

Women, Peace and Security in Nepal

Women, Peace and Security in Nepal

Author: Åshild Kolås

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351657433

Category: Political Science

Page: 143

View: 540

5 Does international aid help women peacebuilders in Nepal? -- Aid, peacebuilding, and Nepal's 'gender agenda' -- Local peace committees -- Concluding remarks -- Notes -- References -- 6 Women, Peace and Security The case of Nepal -- Theorizing gender, conflict and empowerment -- Women, conflict and empowerment in Nepal -- Women in post-conflict politics -- An analysis of women's post-conflict empowerment in Nepal -- Notes -- References -- Index
Released on 2009-10-13Categories History

The Maoist Insurgency in Nepal

The Maoist Insurgency in Nepal

Author: Mahendra Lawoti

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135261689

Category: History

Page: 375

View: 352

The book deals with the dynamics and growth of a violent 21st century communist rebellion initiated in Nepal by the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) – CPN(M). It contextualizes and explains why and how a violent Maoist insurgency grew in Nepal after the end of the Cold War, in contrast to the decline of other radical communist movements in most parts of the world. Scholars from diverse disciplinary backgrounds employ a wide variety of approaches and methods to unravel different aspects of the rebellion. Individual chapters analyze the different causes of the insurgency, factors that contributed to its growth, the organization, agency, ideology and strategies employed by the rebels and the state, and the consequences of the insurgency. New issues are analysed in conjunction with the insurgency, such as the role of the Maoist student organization, Maoist's cultural troupes, the organization and strategies of the People's Army and the Royal Nepal Army, indoctrination and recruitment of rebels, and international factors. Based on original field work and a thorough analysis of empirical data, this book fills an existing gap in academic analyses of the insurgency in Nepal.
Released on 2016-04-28Categories Social Science

Social Transformation in Post-conflict Nepal

Social Transformation in Post-conflict Nepal

Author: Punam Yadav

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317353904

Category: Social Science

Page: 199

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The concept of social transformation has been increasingly used to study significant political, socio-economic and cultural changes affected by individuals and groups. This book uses a novel approach from the gender perspective and from bottom up to analyse social transformation in Nepal, a country with a complex traditional structure of caste, class, ethnicity, religion and regional locality and the experience of the ten-year of People’s War (1996-2006). Through extensive interviews with women in post-conflict Nepal, this book analyses the intended and unintended impacts of conflict and traces the transformations in women’s understandings of themselves and their positions in public life. It raises important questions for the international community about the inevitable victimization of women during mass violence, but it also identifies positive impacts of armed conflict. The book also discusses how the Maoist insurgency had empowering effects on women. The first study to provide empirical evidence on the relationship between armed conflict and social transformation from gender’s perspectives, this book is a major contribution to the field of transitional justice and peacebuilding in post-armed-conflict Nepal. It is of interest to academics researching South Asia, Gender, Peace and Conflict Studies and Development Studies.
Released on 2021Categories Asia--Politics and government

Gender, Identity and Migration in India

Gender, Identity and Migration in India

Author: Nasreen Chowdhory

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811655982

Category: Asia--Politics and government

Page: 369

View: 999

The book focuses on voices of displaced women who constitute a critical part of the migration process through an unravelling of the engendered displacement. It draws attention to the various processes, methods and approaches by national and international human rights and humanitarian laws and principles, and the experiences of the relevant communities, organisations towards peaceful co-existence. The contributions to this volume embellish the argument that there is a direct correlation between an academic researcher's positionality, methods and trajectories of critical knowledge production. In particular, feminist epistemologies with specific emphasis on post-coloniality utilized in conjunction with scholarship related to transnational migration studies constitute a distinctly powerful vantage point for challenging methodological nationalism and the syndrome of 'seeing like the state' in the area of forced migration studies. Nasreen Chowdhory, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi, India Paula Banerjee, Professor, Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of Calcutta West Bengal, India. .
Released on 2017-08-24Categories Political Science

Women in Governing Institutions in South Asia

Women in Governing Institutions in South Asia

Author: Nizam Ahmed

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319574752

Category: Political Science

Page: 354

View: 329

This edited volume examines policies aimed at increasing the representation of women in governing institutions in six South Asian countries. Divided into three parts, it addresses the implications of uniformity and diversity for the substantive representation of women in parliament, civil service and local government. The contributing authors explore the scope and limits of ‘positive discriminatory policies’ within distinct country contexts, and the implications of the lack of such policies in other countries. Their findings shed new light on the extent to which the higher presence of women in different governing institutions matters, particularly in respect of promoting women’s issues; and also on the way men and women in different governing institutions look upon each other’s roles and adopt strategies for mutual adjustment. This innovative collection will appeal to students and scholars of gender studies, public policy and administration, international relations, law and political science.
Released on 2015-03-16Categories Political Science

SAGE Series in Human Rights Audits of Peace Processes

SAGE Series in Human Rights Audits of Peace Processes

Author: Rita Manchanda

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 9789351502135

Category: Political Science

Page: 1040

View: 861

The SAGE Series in Human Rights Audits of Peace Processes provides an overview of peace-audit study and explores why many peace processes fail. It provides comparative analyses of peace processes in South Asia drawn from field-based audit exercises in four regions: Northeast India; Balochistan, Pakistan; Madhesh, Nepal; and Chittagong Hills Tracts, Bangladesh. By placing conflict-affected peoples’ perspectives and experiences at the center, the five volumes explore the gaps between the national elite’s vision of conflict management, pacification, and restoring normalcy vis-à-vis peoples’ expectations of systemic change in the factors that drove the conflicts. The volumes question the success of peacemaking processes, indexing them on the quality of democracy by looking at peoples’ rights and entitlements. They set forth ways in which peace accords can be made to deliver a more inclusive, non-exploitative, and just peace. This set is an exhaustive resource for scholars and researchers working in the area of Peace and Conflict Studies, Strategic/Security Studies, South Asian Studies, and Political Science. It will be of interest to policymakers, human rights activists, and journalists alike. This set includes: Volume I - Making War, Making Peace: Conflict Resolution in South Asia Volume II - Bridging State and Nation: Peace Accords in India’s Northeast Volume III - Balochistan: A Case Study of Pakistan’s Peacemaking Praxis Volume IV - Confronting the Federal Sphinx in Nepal: Madhesh-Tarai Volume V - Conflict and Partition: Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh
Released on 2014-10-07Categories History

The Bullet and the Ballot Box

The Bullet and the Ballot Box

Author: Aditya Adhikari

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781781685648

Category: History

Page: 318

View: 127

The Bullet and the Ballot Box offers a rich and sweeping account of a decade of revolutionary upheaval. When Nepal’s Maoists launched their armed rebellion in the nineties, they had limited public support and many argued that their ideology was obsolete. Twelve years later they were in power, and their ambitious plan of social transformation dominated the national agenda. How did this become possible? Adhikari’s narrative draws on a broad range of sources – including novels, letters and diaries – to illuminate the history and human drama of the Maoist revolution. An indispensible account of Nepal’s recent history, the book offers a fascinating case study of how communist ideology has been reinterpreted and translated into political action in the twenty-first century.
Released on 2022-02-14Categories Political Science

Rethinking Masculinities

Rethinking Masculinities

Author: Heidi Riley

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781786615510

Category: Political Science

Page: 265

View: 413

Focused on the case of the People’s Liberation Army in Nepal, this book examines changes in insurgent masculinity during conflict and in the transition to post-conflict.