History of Nepal Amid Contentions: The Rise of Madhesi Identity

  • Kalpana JhaEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Anthropology book series (BRIEFSANTHRO)


This chapter provides an overview of the existence of Nepal from the colonial era to the commencement of “Naya Nepal”. The contentions around redefining Nepali identity vis-à-vis cultural, ethnic and linguistic diversity of Nepal and the rise of Madhesi identity comprises the core content of the chapter.


Madhes Pahad Pahadiya Tarai Madhesi Adivasi janajati 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Tata Institute of Social SciencesMumbaiIndia

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