A History of Nepal by John Whelpton

By John Whelpton

Nepal emerged as a unified nation over 200 years in the past, concentrated at the Kathmandu Valley with its thousand years of city civilisation. whereas John Whelpton's background specializes in the interval because the overthrow of the Rana kinfolk autocracy in 1950–51, the early chapters are dedicated to the origins of the dominion and the evolving family of its diversified peoples. by means of drawing on study on Nepal's atmosphere, society and political associations, the writer portrays a rustic of amazing contrasts, which has been consistently buffeted via its neighbours, the 2 Asian giants, China and India. fiscal and political turmoil over the past fifty years got here to a climax within the bloodbath of the royal kin in 2001, while the rustic erupted into civil battle. The ebook, first released in 2005, is entire and its obtainable method will entice scholars, execs and people vacationing the region.

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