Identity & Society







Identity & Society: Social Exclusion and Incluson in Nepal






NRs. 300.00


Paperback, 154 pg


Social Inclusion Research Fund and Mandala Book Point


Social exclusion in Nepal is condoned and supported by the exclusionary state ideology. Brahmins and Chhetris, the co-called high caste groups discriminated and suppressed the Dalits, indigenous nationalities, Madhesis and religious minorities and their cultural practices, including languages. In this regard, Social Inclusion Research Fund (SIRF) supported by the Royal Norwegian Embassy, Kathmandu and administered by SNV Nepal facilitated the process of studying exclusion in Nepal which has resulted in around 171 studies on the subject.

Identity and Society contains the summarised article of the SIRF secretariat selected four studies. The studies have been selected on basis of their relevance in the discourse of social inclusion in Nepal. The article of Yam Bahadur Kisan explores on Dalits’ inclusion in Nepali state governance and the article of Keshari Kansakar and Sita Ghimire deals on the intricacies of inter-caste marriage between Dalits and Non-Dalits. Likewise, the article of Yogendra Yadava accounts linguistic diversity in Nepal along with its policy planning and the article of Kamal Maden et. al. documents Kirat nationalities’ indigenous knowledge on biological resource. Further, the book is fortune to have an article on “Discourse on Social Exclusion and Inclusion in Nepal: Old Wine in a New Bottle” by Krishna Bahadur Bhattachan. The introduction of the book has been contributed by Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka, Kristian Stokke and Mohan Das Manandhar

The book is available at Mandala Book Point, Kantipath, Kathmandu.


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