Social Science Baha

Historically Situating Knowledge Activities in the Interstices of Change in Nepal

This panel situates instances of knowledge activities in the historical interstices of change in Nepal. From the initiative in the late Rana period to establish a university, to the circulation of research in the immediate post-Rana period to the creation of the “sikkimization” concept during the political turmoil of the mid-1970s, these papers seek to expand upon common-held assumptions of specific historical activities.  Through historically based analyses with analytically divergent lenses, these papers reengage with history in the interstices of change to bring to the fore a fresh re-examination of their implications.