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Historical channel: Nepal has been conducting entrepot trade across the Himalaya since ancient times, by Ram Chandra Pokhrel (kp 12/03/2017)

Understanding of History, by Yuba Nath Lamsal (rn 07/02/2017)

Musing On Martyrs’ Day, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 30/01/2017)

Liberal blues: It may not be fair to judge the Gorkha king by today’s standards, by Prashant Sharma (kp 24/01/2017)

With archives being forced to move, many historical documents at risk, by Gyan P. Neupane (rep 07/01/2017)

A Reflection On Prithvi’s Birth Anniversary Celebration, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 05/01/2017)

200 years of Nepal-UK ties: Nepal’s integration in the global market has a long history, one in which the Gurkhas played a pivotal role, by Deepak Thapa (kp 29/12/2016)

Diplomats question Prithvi Narayan's role in nation-building (rep 22/11/2016)

Keeping One-upmanship At Bay, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 19/06/2016)

The ‘foreign’ scarecrow, by Our political leaders are taking a leaf from the rulebook of their predecessors to hold people on a tight leash, by Abhinawa Devkota (kp 04/06/2016)

Curator of history: Sanskritist Gautama V Vajracharya puts Nepali art history on the world map, by Ayesha Shakya (nt 27/05/2016)

Three options for Nepal: King Mahendra's fear that in an agrarian economy like ours parties depend on foreigners for money to contest elections wasn't unfounded, by Trailokya Raj Aryal (rep 10/05/2016) [The failure of today's polticians cannot excuse the putch by Mahendra in 1960 that had been simply guided by power greed!!]

The discharge of history, by Marissa Taylor (kp 09/04/2016)

Looking back to the future: Nepalis have waited 200 years for a nation that they can once more be proud of (nt 25/03/2016)

Rajman and Hodgson: Learning to remember, by Kanak Mani Dixit and Shamik Mishra (rep 23/03/2016)

Power of narrative: Late King Mahendra and late BP Koirala had their own narratives which they wanted to sell to the people, by Bhagirath Yogi (rep 18/01/2016)

Valley’s archaeological features uncovered (ht 17/01/2016)

Nepal’s chronology: The new translation of History of the Kings of Nepal- A Buddhist Chronicle aims to correct the mistakes and fill the gaps found in the earlier translation, by Madeline Zutt (nt 25/09/2015)

A past for a present: Whether it is a dog’s bite or deaths in Kailali, caste and ethnicity have become the central issue. And our history of forgetting the past is to blame for it, by Malati (kp 12/09/2015)

Historical papers in poor state (kp 12/08/2015)

Vision of the past: It is erroneous to believe that Shah Dynasty continuously ruled Nepal since 1769; Shah Kings directly ruled for a total of 107 years, in installments, by Mukesh Khanal (rep 06/08/2015)

Where Did It All Go Wrong?, by Dipak Gyawali (sp 06/03/2015)

Nepal denies secret deal with Gyanendra (kp 21/02/2015)

The things we don’t know: Nepal doesn’t just have ruptures; it has gaping holes in its collective memory, by Pranaya Shamsher J.B. Rana (kp 07/02/2015)

The dead tell tales: The cemetery near the British and Indian embassies speaks volumes about Nepal’s relations with Britain and Europe, by Abhi Subedi (kp 11/01/2015)

Double Standards!, by Hira Bahadur Thapa (rn 10/12/2014)

The Begum of South Asia: Recalling Kathmandu Valley’s historical links with the rest of South Asia, by Kanak Mani Dixit (kp 21/11/2014)

Foreign Visits By Leaders: Reciprocity Needed, by Nir Bahadur Karki (rn 29/08/2014)

A monument to Nepal's royal past, by Ashish Dhakal (rep 25/07/2014)

Living high: The concept of ‘Zomia’ seems to be based on dubious assumptions and is full of abstract, unreliable generalisations, by Gérard Toffin (kp 23/04/2014)

Madheshis and Mandarins: Any effort to involve China in Madhesh is often perceived as playing China card and put under a great pressure by India and the West, by C.K. Raut (rep 30/03/2014)

National Museum: Walking A 75-year-long History, by Prem Khatry (rn 18/02/2014)

Double centennial: The ambition and greed of powerful men write the history of nations and sow suffering for peoples (nt 03/01/2014), More warlike: The British preferred to recruit soldiers from Nepal’s mountain ethnicities rather than from the high castes, by Deepak Aryal (nt 03/01/2014), 100 years of platitudes: The involvement of Nepali soldiers in the First World War has more to it than military gallantry, by Sunir Pandey (nt 03/01/2014)

History Association of Nepal (HISAN)

Hodgson Papers: Inventory of Hodgson's private papers at the British Library

Zeittafel zur nepalischen Geschichte, von K.-H. Krämer (in German) [currently until October 2014)

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