Book Details

Book title: Constitutional Evolution in NEPAL
Author(s): Saurabh & N P Chaudhary (Eds.)
ISBN: 9788182745674
Publication Year: 2012
Binding: HB
Pages: 246
Price: Rs. 995 Rs. 995
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In its efforts to reach out to universities and think thanks outside Delhi, Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) has established academic linkages with universities outside Delhi. The present volume is the outcome of the joint seminar organized by ICWA, New Delhi and, University Department of Political Science, Bhim Rao Ambedkar Bihar University, Muzaffarpur held at Muzaffarpur in January 2011 to understand the constitutional evolution in Nepal. There is a belief that the failure of the Constitution Assembly to frame the new constitution has the potential to jeopardize the 2006 peace deal between the major political parties of Nepal. Further, the people of Nepal are disappointed over unresolved differences among political parties, widespread corruption, and indefinite general strikes. The root of the problem lies in the `trust deficit` among the key parties, which poses a serious threat to peace in Nepal apart from being a major obstacle in drafting the constitution. The most important task of constitution-making is the building of consensus, and developing a framework for coexistence and cooperation among communities, based on social justice, values and national identity. There is an earnest desire among the peoples of Nepal that their political leaders should come to a consensus and take the peace process forward and not squander this historic opportunity.

ABOUT Author


Dr Saurabh is a Research Fellow at ICWA, New Delhi. Earlier, he worked as a Senior Lecturer with the Bhim Rao Ambedkar Bihar University, Muzaffarpur. His research expertise includes: human security, development issues and foreign policy with the focus on South Asia, especially Nepal and Bangladesh. He has authored books on Human Security and Development and edited the first Sapru House Papers of ICWA and a book on Strengthening SAARC. He is a recipient of UGC-NET award in the areas of (a) Political Science, (b) South Asian Studies, and (c) Gandhian Thought and Peace Studies. He has presented papers at national and international conferences in India and abroad and has contributed widely for various websites, journals, magazines and newspapers. He received his PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and M.A. in Political Science with the specialisation in International Relations from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. Currently, he is working on human security and foreign policy issues.

Prof. N P Chaudhary, M.A.,PhD has had a brilliant academic career. He is also a law graduate and has been awarded  a diploma on United Nations & International Understanding by the Institute of Un Studies. He has authored a book on India‚Äôs Latin American Relations. He has attended several seminars and symposia and contributed many papers in leading journals of India. Prof. Chaudhary has taught Political Science at L S College, a premier post-graduate college of B R Ambedkar Bihar University, Muzaffarpur for about two decades. After having been Principal of a constituent college of this university, SRPS College, Jaitpur, presently he is Professor & Head of the University Department of Political Science. About half a dozen research scholars have been awarded PhD degree under his supervision. Actively engaged in research pursuits, he is also a life member of the Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi. Prof. Chaudhary is also the Co-ordinator and Member-Secretary of the Special Assistance Programme which is awarded to the Department by University Grant Commission, New Delhi.

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