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Exploring the Complex Politics of Nepal

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Exploring the Complex Politics of Nepal

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Exploring the Complex Politics of Nepal

Exploring the Complex Politics of Nepal

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Riots in Nepal last week forced the king to reinstate parliament. What happens now? The king wants to bend only enough to appease the pro-democracy opposition. Maoists want to get rid of the monarchy. And the majority of the middle class wants democracy. Guests discuss monarchy, Maoists, and mass demonstrations in Nepal.

Guests:

John Lancaster, foreign correspondent for The Washington Post

Jim Fisher, professor of anthropology at Carleton College in Minnesota; president of the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies; author of Living Martyrs: Individuals and Revolution in Nepal

Samrat Upadhyay, Nepalese writer; English professor at Indiana University; author of a new collection of stories called The Royal Ghosts