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Nepal: The Fall of a God King

Oct 1 2009 12:00 am

Nepal: The Fall of a God King

A discussion and reception with photojournalist        Tomas van Houtryve

The dicussion will be moderated by Mira Kamdar,       senior fellow and author, Planet India:  The Turbulent Rise of the Largest Democracy and the Future of Our World

Thursday October 1, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

From 2004 through 2008, documentary photographer Tomas van Houtryve worked in Nepal to chronicle the end of its monarchy and the rise of one of the world's newest Maoist states.

For more than 50 years, various attempts at democratic and socialist reforms in Nepal lead to disappointments for activists. In 1996, a band of rebels inspired by the teachings of Mao Tse-tung declared the beginning of the "People's War." Villagers who had lived for generations following the rules and rituals of the caste system were rounded up and marched to propaganda programs where the rebels preached Marxist style equality.

By 2004, the underground Maoist guerrilla movement had spread across the country and unnerved the ruling elite. Their secret camps were hidden in the rural hinterlands. They usually attacked at night, capturing police outposts with swarms of peasant soldiers brandishing ancient rifles.

At this event, van Houtryve will present and discuss a selection of photographs from his series on the Maoist revolution in Nepal. 


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