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Internazionale lists "New Nepal, New Voices" in its Dal Mondo section


The New York Times Guide for Immigrants to New York

I worked on this guide while a graduate student in New York. Ah, New York!

Other Side of Terror: An Anthology of Writings on Terrorism in South Asia

Published by OUP India

Editor: Majumdar, Nivedita ISBN: 978 0 19 569696 7 Format: Hardback Pages: 368 List price(s): 24.99 GBP 52.00 USD Publication date: 31 January 2009
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South Asia offers an instructive instance for studying the phenomenon of terrorism। The Other Side of Terror offers insights from the literatures of India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. The Nepali writings concern the Maoist insurgency; those from Sri Lanka, the Tamil militancy. The Indian selections engage with manifestations ranging from the militant wing of the Independence movement to the various post-Independence terrorist movements, such as separatism in Punjab, the insurgency in Assam, and the Naxalite movement in Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, and Madhya Pradesh. The selections, comprising both original writings in English as well as translations from regi…

My article From the Battlefield to the Gulf appeared in sympathiemagazin, a German publication, in 2008. It is a brief overview of the state of women in Nepal in the post conflict moment. 

You can find the article I wrote, in English, as well as the table of contents.


Saraswoti, a young neighbour of mine, was eighteen when she moved to Kathmandu. Her husband, a twenty-year old policeman, was riding to work in his bicycle when a group of schoolboys milled around him. A schoolboy fired a shot from inside the crowd, and Saraswoti's husband died on his way to the hospital. The policeman was targeted by teenaged guerillas for being part of the state. In Kathmandu, Saraswoti lives with her extended family and has raised her son Ujwal as a single mother for the last four years. She has received 7 lakhs as compensation from the government. She says she doesn't want to get remarried.
The civil conflict in Nepal affected women at…