People with Disabilities in Pokhara: Socio-Economic and Political Perspectives on Inequality
Keywords:Disability, Pokhara city, political perspectives, reactions
People with disability have been increasing nowadays with changing patterns of migration, urbanization and development. There is a dearth of research knowledge on the discovery of disability and its reactions, especially in Nepal. Therefore, this paper focuses on the discovery of acquired and inborn disability in people with disability and their reactions over the time of life trajectory. This study follows a qualitative research approach, collecting field data in 25 people with disability aged 23 years and above in Pokhara Metropolitan City using face-to-face in-depth interviews during the period August–December 2019. There are both acquired and inborn disabilities in the study area. Working long hours with hard duty, winding roads, poor treatment, poor economic condition, unavailability of the hospital, and weak political system are all associated with being disabled in the life of people with disability. This study shows that gained disability is more distressful than inborn disability.
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