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Revolution in Nepal: An Anthropological and Historical Approach to the People's War

Marie Lecomte-Tilouine

Abstract

This comprehensive study of the People’s War in Nepal is deliberately polycentric. It offers an anthropological and historical approach to the movement, combining micro history and long-term ethnography. Leaving aside its single-form narrative, the volume focuses on the local and the social, daily life, and micro events that imperceptibly structure this type of movement. In seeking to explore collectively the conditions of possibility for an armed revolution to develop, extend, and encompass all aspects of life, the contributions examine its antecedents and the ways in which it took root in di ... More

Keywords: People’s War, Nepal, Maoism, micro history, ethnography, narratives, social change, politics, cadreship, violence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780198089384
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198089384.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marie Lecomte-Tilouine, editor
Director de Recherche (Senior Researcher), Social Anthropology, Le Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), France

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Introduction

MARIE LECOMTE-TILOUINE †

I Eastward

3 Resisting the State in East Nepal†

MARTIN GAENSZLE , ICHCHHA PURNA RAI , JUDITH PETTIGREW , MANOJ RAI , BALTHASAR BICKEL , GOMA BANJADE , TOYA NATH BHATTA , ELENA LIEVEN , NETRA PRASAD PAUDYAL , AND SABINE STOLL

II Westward

5 The CPN (Masal) Bastion

BENOÎT CAILMAIL

6 Thabang

ANNE DE SALES

7 Maoist despite Themselves

MARIE LECOMTE-TILOUINE

III Within the Party