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MC Regmi Lecture

The annual Mahesh Chandra Regmi Lecture was instituted by Social Science Baha to honour the seminal contribution of historian Mahesh Chandra Regmi to Nepali scholarship. The lecture series invites eminent scholars of the social sciences to present their work before a Kathmandu audience, and has now become a much-anticipated event in Nepal’s academic calendar.
The inaugural Mahesh Chandra Regmi Lecture was delivered by Harka Gurung on 24 April, 2003, at the opening of the conference ‘The Agenda of Transformation: Inclusion in Nepali Democracy’. Dr Gurung’s lecture entitled ‘Trident and Thunderbolt: Cultural Dynamics in Nepali Politics’ was given in the presence of the late Mahesh Chandra Regmi himself who was the chief guest on the occasion. Unfortunately, that proved to be Regmi’s last public appearance. (Click here to read obituary.)

Nepal Samvat and Vikrama Samvat

The Mahesh Chandra Regmi Lecture 2018 30 August 2018, Hotel Himalaya, Kupondole, Lalitpur Nepal Saṃvat and Vikrama Saṃvat Discerning Original Significance by Gautama V. Vajracharya A…

The Idea of Nepal

The Mahesh Chandra Regmi Lecture 2016 11 December 2016, Kumari Hall, Hotel Annapurna, Durbarmarg, Kathmandu The Idea of Nepal by David Gellner This lecture traces some of the ways in which…

The Varieties of Democracy

The Mahesh Chandra Regmi Lecture 2012 7 November, Kailash Hall, Hotel Shanker, Lazimpat, Kathmandu The Varieties of Democracy by André Béteille  Even though its basic tenets remain the same,…

Institutions and Resources

The Mahesh Chandra Regmi Lecture 2010 7 December, Kailash Hall, The Shankar Hotel, Lazimpat, Kathmandu Institutions and Resources by Elinor Ostrom In the contemporary age of massive…