A History of Nepal
A History of Nepal

A History of Nepal

Product Details
  • ISBN 13:9780521671415
  • Author:John Whelpton
  • Publisher:Cambridge University Press
  • Genre:Nepal History
  • Language: English
  • Publish Year:2018
  • Edition:Reprint Edition
  • Cover:Paperback
  • Pages:296
  • Size:137 x 20 x 215 mm
  • Weight:505 grams
  • Remarks:B&W Illustrations, List of Maps, Biographical Notes, Notes, Glossary, Bibliography and Index.

Nepal emerged as a unified state over 200 years ago, centred on the Kathmandu Valley with its 2000 years of urban civilisation. While John Whelpton’s history focuses on the period since the overthrow of the Rana family autocracy in 1950–1, the early chapters are devoted to the origins of the kingdom and the evolving relations of its diverse peoples. By drawing on recent research on Nepal’s environment, society and political institutions from the earliest times, the author portrays a country of extraordinary contrasts, which has been constantly buffeted through history by its neighbours, the two Asian giants, China and India. Economic and political turmoil over the last fifty years came to a climax in the massacre of the royal family in 2001, when the country erupted into civil war. The book represents the first widely available one-whole span of nepalese history to appear for over a generation. Its comprehensive and accessible approach will appeal to students, professionals and those visiting the region for the first time.