Stories By 'David N Gellner'
The ongoing controversy over the reconstruction of Rani Pokhari in the heart of Kathmandu has pitted the newly elected Mayor of Kathmandu, Bidya Ratna Shakya, of the UML, against his Deputy Mayor, Hari Prabha Khadgi, of the Nepali Congress Party.
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In the third week of July, when I had planned to be in a village in mid-Western Nepal, I found myself instead in Bangalore, as a guest of the Government of Karnataka, attending a massive conference entitled ‘Reclaiming Social Justice, Revisiting Ambedkar’, on the 126th birth anniversary of the great Dalit leader Bhimrao Ambedkar. Could there be
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Social anthropologists are familiar, at least since Diana Forsythe’s analysis of German identity, that what looks from the outside like a singular national identity,
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