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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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A history of the residence of Nepal's former royals.
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Legal hurdles have prevented the #MeToo movement from taking off in Nepal
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The Abbot of Tengboche Monastery, Ngawang Tenzin Zangbu, who passed away on Oct 10, was renowned for his commitment to the sacred valley of Khumbu and the Sherpa people
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The sporadic global events keep reminding us that the fate of these workers is prone to fragility the same as the country’s sources of foreign revenues.
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The Gurkhas: A True Story by Tim I Gurung disrupts existing narratives on Gurkha history and experiences that have been penned mostly by western writers
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Explosives used during Nepal’s armed conflict continue to take lives
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Caste is such a system of organization and thought that it creates division and discrimination between oppressed groups, to the extent of even abusing their human rights.
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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.