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Hutt, Michael and Onta, Pratyoush, eds. (2017) Political Change and Public Culture in Post-1990 Nepal. Delhi: Cambridge University Press.

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Abstract

This book explores various domains of the Nepali public sphere in which ideas about democracy and citizenship have been debated and contested since 1990. It investigates the ways in which the public meaning of the major political and sociocultural changes that occurred in Nepal between 1990 and 2013 was constructed, conveyed and consumed. These changes took place against the backdrop of an enormous growth in literacy, the proliferation of print and broadcast media, the emergence of a public discourse on human rights, and the vigorous reassertion of linguistic, ethnic and regional identities. Scholars from a range of different disciplinary locations delve into debates on rumours, ethnicity and identity, activism and gender to provide empirically grounded histories of the nation during one of its most important political transitions.

Item Type: Edited Book or Journal Volume
Keywords: Nepal, public culture, political change, media, activism, gender, popular literature, monarchy, communism
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Languages and Cultures > Department of the Languages and Cultures of South Asia
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Legacy Departments > Faculty of Languages and Cultures
Regional Centres and Institutes
Subjects: J Political Science > JQ Political institutions (Asia, Africa, Australia)
P Language and Literature > PI Oriental languages and literatures
J Political Science
P Language and Literature
ISBN: 9781316648292
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316771389
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2017 16:05
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/23600

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