Exploring the Complex Politics of Nepal

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

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