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The bullet and the ballot box : the story of Nepal's Maoist revolution / Aditya Adhikari.

Author/Creator:
Adhikari, Aditya.
Publication:
London ; New York : Verso, 2014.
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 304 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
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Subjects:
Nepal -- History -- Civil War, 1996-2006.
Nepal -- Politics and government -- 1990-.
Communism -- Nepal -- History.
Social change -- Nepal -- History.
Elections -- Nepal -- History.
Political participation -- Nepal -- History.
Communism.
Elections.
Political participation.
Political science.
Social change.
Nepal.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
"In 1996, when Nepal's Maoists launched their armed rebellion, their ideology was widely considered obsolete and they had limited public support. By 2008 they had gained access to state power and their ambitious plan of social transformation dominated the national agenda. How did this become possible? The Bullet and the Ballot Box offers a rich and sweeping account of a decade of revolutionary upheaval. Adhikari draws on a broad range of sources, including novels, letters and diaries, to illuminate both the history and human drama of the Maoist rebellion. An indispensible guide to Nepal's recent history, the book also offers a fascinating case study of how communist ideology has been reinterpreted and translated into political action in the twenty-first century"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
The Sun in the Hearts of the People : Origins
Democracy and Its Discontents
Blinding the Elephant
The State at War
Among the Believers
The Fish in the Sea : Vignettes
Blunders and Realignments
Uprising
The Aftermath of People's War
Postscript.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-295) and index.
ISBN:
9781781685648 (hardback)
1781685649 (hardback)
9781781685655 (ebook : US)
9781781686812 (ebook : UK)
OCLC:
868199648