A Kingdom under Siege: Nepal's Maoist Insurgency, 1996 To 2004

A Kingdom under Siege: Nepal's Maoist Insurgency, 1996 To 2004

by Deepak Thapa, Bandita Sijapati

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A Kingdom Under Seige explains the political and social background to the Maoist insurgency that has embroiled Nepal's government, political parties, king, police, and army against highly motivated guerilla fighters since 1996. By early 2003, the rebels had come to threaten the central institutions of the Nepali state. The authors describe how a combination of state neglect, political instability and the growth of radical left politics led to a build up of tensions.

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ISBN-13: 9781842775714
Publisher: Zed Books
Publication date: 09/17/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.44(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Deepak Thapa is a journalist and book editor based in Kathmandu.

Bandita Sijapati has a Master's degree in international economic policy and economic and political development from Columbia University.

Table of Contents

1. Life and Death in the Time of War
2. Politics in Nepal (1768-1996)
3. Understanding the Causes of the ‘People‘s War‘
4. The Growth of the Maoist Movement
5. Two Momentous years, 2001 and 2002
6. Cost of the Conflict
7. Ceasefire Again

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