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In Hope and in Fear: Living Through the People's War in Nepal

Prabin Manandhar (Editor) David Seddon (Editor)
Synopsis In Hope and in Fear provides a unique insight into how ordinary Nepalis experienced and lived through the Maoist insurgency. Their hopes and their fears, and the way in which they responded to and coped with the anxieties, tensions are pressures generated by the conflict, are the central concern of this collection. Providing a historical background to the launching of the Maoist insurgency in February 1996, the first part of the book also gives perspectives on developments from 1996 up to the `turning point' of late 2001, when the conflict intensified. The second part covers the period from 2001 to 2005, by which time the conflict had become a civil war and there were effectively two regimes in Nepal-the Maoists and the Monarchy. Efforts in February 2005 to consolidate royal power led to growing dissidence and civil unrest in the urban areas, which culminated in massive street demonstrations Jana Andolan II - in April 2006. An eye-witness account of the situation in Kathmandu at this time concludes the book. The essays draw on the experiences, observations and analyses of Journalists, social anthropologists and NGO employees, both Nepalese and `expatriate' (Italian, French, British, American), who spent time travelling through or living in the areas affected by the insurgency and by the conflict between the Maoists and the State security forces to which it gave rise.
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About the authors

Prabin Manandhar

Dr. Prabin Manandhar has over 20 years of development policy and management and is currently Director at the Canadian Cooperation Office, Nepal.  He was awarded a Ph.D. in Development Studies from the University of East Anglia, UK on the basis of his fieldwork in Dhading District during the Maoist insurgency and is a member of faculty at the Kathmandu University.  He has wide experience n teaching and research has presented papers at national and international seminars and conferences, and has several publications to his name.

David Seddon

Dr. David Seddon is Professor of Development Studies and former Managing Director of the Overseas Development Group (ODG) at the University of East Anglia (UK). He is a member of the Socialist alliance, a new political groupig on the left in Britain. He has worked in epal for more than 25 years as a rural/social development researcher and as consultant to numerous projects. He is author (or co-author) of several books on Nepal, including "The struggle for Basic Needs in Nepal, "Peasants and Workers in Nepal, "Nepal in Crisis, " Nepal " A State of Poverty, and , recently, "Pokhara: The Biography of a Town and"The New Lahures: Foreign Labour Migration and the Remittance Economy of Nepal, as well as many articles in academic and professional journals.

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Title In Hope and in Fear: Living Through the People's War in Nepal
Format Hardcover
Date published: 05.10.2010
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Adroit Publishers
Language: English
isbn 9788187392927
length xiv+256p., Figures; Glossary; References; Bibliography; Index; 25cm.