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The History Series is a podcast by The Record, on all things related to Nepali History and its effect on our present. For the first season, we are featuring a series of lectures on the history of modern Nepal, by Father Ludwig Francis Stiller. Father Stiller was, among other things, a dedicated historian and scholar of Nepali history. He became a Nepali citizen in 1969, attained a master's degree and a doctorate in Nepali History from Tribhuvan University and also taught there for a while. He put out significant publications and books on Nepali History, notably The Silent Cry: The People of Nepal: 1816 -1839 (Kathmandu: Sahayogi Prakashan, 1976). In 1993 he published his final book, “Nepal: Growth of a Nation” and in his latter years, he put out a 16 part video lecture series on the History of Modern Nepal. Father Stiller passed away in 2009, leaving behind his series of lectures as his “last big academic project”.
We felt an urgency to share this series of lectures on the making of modern Nepal due to its simple yet comprehensive take on what led to the formation of Nepal we know today and all the while, Father Stiller's charm and enthusiasm is sure to keep you engaged.
Since this was originally a video series, we have done our best to convert it into an audio friendly version of lectures for this podcast, to make it most accessible to everyone interested in the making of modern Nepal.
For more information on Father Stiller, you can check out our articles on him and his work:
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We anthropomorphize the economy by using words such as 'healthy' to describe it, while reducing human beings who live and breathe to mere numbers
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Bahadur Shah regains control as regent but faces an unlikely invasion
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Chandra tries to control a growing demand for more Awards led by his son Baber but reveals an acute sensitivity to the position of the monarch and steps in to help an errant son-in-law in serious trouble with the British in India.
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Nepal prepares for war with the British
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Retired British General Sam Cowan recounts the times he spent with five Gurkha Victoria Cross holders from the Second World War.
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A history of the residence of Nepal's former royals.
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Politicians have mastered the art of exploiting the nexus between themselves and prosecutors to always remain beyond the arm of the law
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The mass-quarantine centres in Nepal are only adding to the suffering of migrant workers returning from India