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Ramraja Prasad Singh

C.K. Lal

in Revolution in Nepal

Published in print September 2013 | ISBN: 9780198089384
Published online September 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199082483 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198089384.003.0003
Ramraja Prasad Singh

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This chapter centres on the tumultuous relationship between the Singh clan of warriors in Tarai-Madhesh and the Shah monarchy lasting for several decades. It also examines the impact of this relationship upon the evolution of republican consciousness in Nepal. By mapping the political trajectory of Ramraja Prasad Singh, the role of a courageous figure in the making of history is outlined in an appreciative manner. The course of the chapter also explores caste dynamics, romanticism of martyrdom, cross-border flows, national identity, geopolitics, warrior ethic, and the concept of inevitability of violence in revolutionary politics.

Keywords: monarchy; republicanism; revolution; violence; martyrdom; warrior

Chapter.  9079 words. 

Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change

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