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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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 Annexes Notes References