Politics of Resistance: Indigenous Peoples and the Nepali State

Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN) in partnership with Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) and Tamalpais Trust Fund has published ‘Politics of Resistance Indigenous Peoples and the Nepali State.’ This book presents the concerns of the Indigenous Peoples from a new angle, asks new questions on distance and disagreements between the state and the Indigenous Peoples, and opens up a debate for creation of a new state structure, relationship, culture in the country. The subject matter of various aspects of the Indigenous Peoples’ movement has been defined and analyzed in an objective and realistic manner. Positive aspects of Indigenous Peoples movement, along with suggestions for reforms on various aspects, have been presented in this book. I believe this book will be useful to all who are interested in the Indigenous Peoples’ movement and are concerned with and sympathetic towards the Indigenous Peoples’ movement and the leaders associated with it and those interested in study and research. 

This book is an English version of the book published in Nepali, “Pratirodhko Rajniti: Adivasi Janajati ra Nepali Rajya,” which is a compilation of working papers presented during the seminar organized by Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN) on 24 December, 2017. Articles by well versed personalities on the issues of Indigenous Peoples and those who have been a part of the Indigenous Peoples movement have been included in this book. 

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