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Meaningful interpretation: Nepal’s complex yet creative narratives assume avatars of different forms and convenience, by Abhi Subedi (kp 29/10/2017)

Marching to the tune of history, by Alisha Sijapati (kp 23/09/2017)

The Gorkha Empire: The concept of ‘unification of Nepal’ with Prithvi Narayan Shah as the hero who unified Nepal began to take root after the Shah restoration of 1951, by Binayak Sundas (rep 09/08/2017)

The history lesson: Prithvi Narayan Shah was projected as the worst of the worst thief and King Mahendra was portrayed in the same negative light, by Prem Singh Basnyat (rep 02/08/2017)

All our yesterdays: Photographs taken by Peace Corps volunteers a half-century ago offer a stark reminder of how much Nepal has changed in 50 years (nt 23/06/2017)

Trafficking in the 1920s: One man’s stand against those who threaten liberty, defy law and elude public justice, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 14/06/2017)

Today’s Nepal: Peripheral ambiance, by Suresh Chalise (ht 05/06/2017)

From royal to republic: Nepal sets an example in smoothly transitioning from monarchy to republic, by Shreejana Shrestha (nt 26/05/2017) [??]

Contestations of Nepali history, by Mahabir Paudyal (kp 29/04/2017) [criticising Western authors from the 18th to early 20th century but not mentioning the shortcomings of official non-inclusive Nepali historiography!]

Dehradoon Security Conference: Intellectual discourse; The Gorkha recruitment by the British in 1815 was the turning point weakening Nepal’s nationhood. Nepal’s capability for industrial development was completely ruined by the tripartite 1947 Gorkha Recruitment Treaty, by Umesh K. Bhattarai (ht 18/04/2017)

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With archives being forced to move, many historical documents at risk, by Gyan P. Neupane (rep 07/01/2017)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