(see also India)
CIA World Factbook. Includes map.
The "People's War". Pankaj Mishra, London Review of Books (7/10/05). Good background on Maoist movement & its connection to Naxalites of Bengal.
On the Web: Specialized Sites
In the Library: Articles:
Baral, Lok Raj. "Nepal in 2001: the strained monarchy," Asian Survey 42,1 (1-2/02)198-204.
Conklin, Melanie. "The gag rule's victims," Progressive (8/01):23-25. On terrible problems caused by the government's punitive attitude towards abortion.
Hanford, Heather. "Nepal moves mountains with literacy," World Watch 5,6 (11-12/92):9-11.
Heinen, J.T. et al. "Fighting the illegal fur trade in Kathmandu, Nepal," Conservation Biology 9,2 (4/95):246-54.
Hilton, Isabel. "Royal blood," New Yorker (7/30/01). On murder by Crown Prince of King & Queen of Nepal & seven others on 6/1/01.
Khadka, N. "US aid to Nepal in the Cold War period: lessons for the future," Pacific Affairs 73,1 (spr 00):77-95.
Poudyal, Ananta Raj. "Nepal in 1995: the communist-rule experiment," Asian Survey 36,2 (2/96):209-16.
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Adams, Vincanne. Doctors for Democracy: Health Professionals in the Nepal Revolution NY: Cambridge, 1998).
Amnesty International. Nepal: A Pattern of Human Rights Violations (London, 1987).
__________. Nepal: A Summary of Human Rights Concerns (London, 1992).
__________. Nepal: Human Rights at a Turning Point? (London, 1999).
Blaikie, Piers M. Nepal in Crisis: Growth & Stagnation at the Periphery (NY: Oxford, 1980).
Childs, Geoff. Tibetan Diary: From Birth to Death & Beyond in a Himalayan Valley of Nepal (Berkeley: U. of California, 2004).
Dharamdasani, M.D. Nepal: Political Economy of Foreign Aid (Varanasi: Shalimar, 1994).
Ghimire, Durga. Staying Alive: Memories of Women in Prison (Kathmandu: Jagdish Ghimire, 2000).
Gould, Tony. Imperial Warriors: Britain & the Gurkhas (London: Grant, 1999).
Hutt, Michael. Himalayan Voices: An Introduction to Modern Nepali Literature (Berkeley: U. of California, 1991).
__________ (ed.) Nepal in the Nineties: Versions of the Past, Visions of the Future (NY: Oxford, 1994).
__________ (ed.) Himalayan "People's War": Nepal's Maoist Rebellion (Bloomington: Indiana U., 2004).
Murphy, Dervla. The Waiting Land: A Spell in Nepal (London: Murray, 1967).
Ortner, Sherry B. Life & Death on Mt. Everest: Sherpas & Himalayan Mountaineering (Princeton NJ: Princeton, 200?).
Rose, Leo E. & John T. Scholz. Nepal: Profile of a Himalayan Kingdom (Boulder: Westview, 1980).
Sattaur, Omar. Nepal: New Horizons? (Oxford: Oxfam, 1996).
Savada, Andrea Matles. Nepal & Bhutan: Country Studies (3rd ed.; Washington, 1993). US Army handbook.
Seddon, David. Nepal: A State of Poverty (New Delhi, 1987).
Shrivastava, L.P.S. Nepal at the Crossroads (New Delhi, 1996).
Slusser, Mary S. Nepal Mandala: A Cultural Study of the Kathmandu Valley (Princeton: Princeton U, 1982).
Thapa, Manjushree. Mustang Bhot in Fragments (Lalitpur: Himal, 1992).
__________. Forget Kathmandhu: An Elegy for Democracy (New Delhi: Penguin, 2005).
Whelpton, John. A History of Nepal (NY: Cambridge, 2005). Focused mainly on last half of 20th C.
In the Library: Fiction
Thapa, Manjushree. The Tutor of History (New Delhi: Penguin, 2001). Nepali political campaign.