The Madhesi Movement in Nepal: Implications for India

  title={The Madhesi Movement in Nepal: Implications for India},
  author={Nihar Ranjan Nayak},
  journal={Strategic Analysis},
  pages={640 - 660}
  • N. Nayak
  • Published 2011
  • Political Science
  • Strategic Analysis
This article examines the different narratives on the ‘Madhes’ identity, and situates this discourse in the ethno-linguistic mosaic of the Terai region as well as the larger Nepali political scenario, by identifying the reasons for their increasing assertiveness in politics. The paper argues that exploitation and discrimination by the upper-caste Pahadi migrant communities (especially during the monarchy period) and the Nepali state has played an important role in the consolidation of the… Expand
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