Dialectics of ‘Inclusion and Exclusion’ in Nepal: A Review

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  • Chandra D. Bhatta Independent Researcher (Political Science) Gaushala, Kathmandu, Nepal

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https://doi.org/10.3126/jps.v21i0.35263

Keywords:

Ethnicity, Hinduism, identity, inclusion, social science

Abstract

Nepal’s post 1990s political discourse has witnessed many issues and the most important ones, among them, are also related to inclusion and exclusion. Both of them have taken the centre stage for their own reasons.  Yet, the debate itself is not going toward the right direction and there is more than one reason for that. A closer look of the discourse on the subject indicates that it certainly has not been much helpful to address problems coming out of it. In contrast, it has not only weakened the social fabric of society but also preparing grounds for the latent conflicts as well. If Nepal’s problems of inclusion and exclusion are to be resolved, there certainly is a need to revisit the debate itself. There are certainly problems in Nepali society as they are in others societies as well. Having said this, however, the crux of the matter is that the narrative that has been established in society over the years and their role in guiding the process is not free problem. Among many other factors, they do not necessarily take societal realities and its foundations into consideration. 

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Published

2021-02-26

How to Cite

Bhatta, C. D. (2021). Dialectics of ‘Inclusion and Exclusion’ in Nepal: A Review. Journal of Political Science, 21, 50–61. https://doi.org/10.3126/jps.v21i0.35263

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