Hindu Kingship, Ethnic Revival, and Maoist Rebellion in Nepal
Author: Marie Lecomte-Tilouine
A remarkable study of the past in the present, this volume shows the emergence of dualist conceptions of society, which took root in tribal revivalism and ultimately nourished the Maoist revolution in Nepal. She explores the critical theme of \'otherness\' and provides insights into the way domination functions. She addresses puzzling questions, such as—Why do the Nepalese \'Indigenous Peoples\' worship the Hindu Earth-Goddess whereas Hindus neglect her? Why did Nepal\'s Hindu kings use indigenous priests for their most important rituals? Why did the Brahman Maoist leaders oppose the Hindu monarchy and support tribal autonomy?