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By John Whelpton

Nepal emerged as a unified kingdom over 200 years in the past, targeted at the Kathmandu Valley with its thousand years of city civilisation. whereas John Whelpton's historical past makes a speciality of the interval because the overthrow of the Rana relations autocracy in 1950–51, the early chapters are dedicated to the origins of the dominion and the evolving kinfolk of its different peoples. via drawing on examine on Nepal's setting, society and political associations, the writer portrays a rustic of remarkable contrasts, which has been continually buffeted through its neighbours, the 2 Asian giants, China and India. monetary and political turmoil during the last fifty years got here to a climax within the bloodbath of the royal kinfolk in 2001, whilst the rustic erupted into civil warfare. The e-book, first released in 2005, is complete and its available technique will attract scholars, pros and people vacationing the region.

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