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The social fabric of the Jelbang killings, Nepal

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dc.contributor.author Thapa, Deepak
dc.contributor.author Ogura, Kiyoko
dc.contributor.author Pettigrew, Judith
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-15T10:32:49Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-15T10:32:49Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/3887
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Sixty-eight people from the village of Jelbang in western Nepal are documented to have died in the course of the decade-long ‘People’s War’, making it perhaps the village that suffered the highest number of casualties in the entire country. This paper, which is based on empirical research and the analysis of secondary data, examines the circumstances behind the unusually high number of deaths in Jelbang. The analysis shows that the killings were due to a complex interplay of events, personalities and timing as well as particular interrelationships between the central administration and its local representatives and the state security forces. In an atmosphere of impunity, and with the support and facilitation of the administration, the police brutalised the local population. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Dialectical Anthropology;33 (3-4), pp. 461-478
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10624-009-9140-7
dc.rights The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com en_US
dc.subject Nepal en_US
dc.subject Maoist insurgency en_US
dc.subject human rights en_US
dc.subject history of conflict en_US
dc.title The social fabric of the Jelbang killings, Nepal en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2014-07-15T10:27:19Z
dc.description.version ACCEPTED
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1133906
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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