ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Articles By Jeevan Raj Sharma

Social Science Engagement and Political Interregnum in Nepal

Silence on the part of the social scientists on the questions of ethnicity and state restructuring in Nepal ought to be a matter of concern, especially in a context where sociological, historical as well as anthropological knowledge appears to be critical in shaping the political debate on these issues. It must be clear to the scholars of Nepal that the nature of structuralviolence and inequality in the country is not about "ethnicity" alone. Therefore, it cannot be dealt within the framework of the proposed model of ethnic federalism. It is in the realm of livelihoods that structural violence is mainly rooted and so marginalised populations within the ethnic groups ought to be the focus of attention.

On State Reconstruction in Nepal

The growing scholarship on the causes and complexities of the Maoist rebellion in Nepal in the 1990s and early 2000s gives undue emphasis to state failure and "internal" factors, which offer only a partial explanation. Understanding the armed revolt and the process of state reconstruction must include a broader geopolitical analysis on Nepal's integration into the processes of globalisation, felt primarily through the economic and political dominance of the Indian state.