Lecture: “Maoist Politics in Nepal: Past and Present” by Dr. Anjoo Sharan Upadhyaya, Conference Hall II, NIAS, 1430hrs

Conflict Resolution Programme


National Institute of Advanced Studies
Indian Institute of Science Campus, Bengaluru 560 012


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“Maoist Politics in Nepal: Past and Present”





Dr. Anjoo Sharan Upadhyaya

Professor, Department of Political Science 

Malaviya Centre for Peace Research 

Banaras Hindu University




Date: Wednesday, 23rd May 2018

Time: 2:30 p.m.

Venue: Conference Hall IINIAS, IISc Campus, Bengaluru 560012


Chairperson: Prof. Narendar Pani, Head, Conflict Resolution ProgrammeNIAS


Abstract: The Maoists have been at the centre stage of Nepalese politics ever since the declaration of people’s war in 1996. Beginning with their pivotal role in the people’s struggle for democracy (Jan Andolan) and the Comprehensive Peace Accord in 2006 to the continuing political churnings in Nepal, the Maoists have played a critical role in defining the emerging phase of Naya Nepal (New Nepal), both from within and outside the government. In this intense journey, the Maoist leadership has orchestrated new ideological positions and trajectories which in many ways redefine the traditional understanding of Maoist insurgency, especially in South Asia. Amid the continued ideological jostle between current Maoist leadership, this presentation looks into the emerging trends in Nepalese politics especially relevant from the current Indian perspectives.


About the Speaker: The speaker Anjoo Sharan Upadhyaya has a distinguished career as a political scientist and peace researcher. She served as the ICCR Chair at Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu during 2013-15 after working as the Director of the Centre for the Studies in Nepal at BHU for over seven years. Professor Upadhyaya has done post-doctoral research at LSE and Brown University and as Scholar in Residence at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington DC, and Director (Research) at the Institute of Conflict Resolution and Ethnicity (INCORE), UU/ United Nations University, NI, U.K.  In her long teaching career at BHU, she has been the Dean of Social Sciences and Head of Pol Sc.



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Wednesday, May 23, 2018