Formed in 1768, Nepal is South Asia’s oldest nation state, and yet it is extremely young in spirit.

It joined the free world late, in 1990, when a democracy movement ended centuries of an absolute monarchy that had left the state impoverished. Censorship fell away only then. New scholarship, critical thinking, and open debate—as well as long-suppressed social conflict and an armed Maoist rebellion—have since challenged the old national myths, replacing them with new truths and also new myths. These are in turn being challenged, and vociferously.

  • Read about Nepal as a country and learn there is no typical Nepali experience or typical Nepali story.
    Nepal’s Many Voices - Words Without Borders
  • Nepal is a nation that speaks in many voices.
    They all deserve to be heard.
    Nepal’s Many Voices - Words Without Borders


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