Language and Politics in Nepal

Thirumalai, M. S.
August 2008
Language in India;Aug2008, Vol. 8 Issue 8, p6
Academic Journal
The article looks at the politics of language and ethnicity in Nepal. Electoral politics and the emergence of democratic institutions have emboldened the Madhesi community to assert their democratic rights for wider participation in the political affairs of Nepal. It has also been conjectured that the Madhesi community is more pro-King than other groups. However, in recent years, Madhesis began to organize themselves into a distinct political force, with Hindi as their identity marker.


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