Deepak Thapa is the Director of Social Science Baha. He writes regularly on Nepal’s contemporary social and political issues, and is the author or editor of many publications, including, most recently, Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: The Nepal Peace Process (co-editor) (Conciliation Resources, 2017).
He has been a fortnightly columnist with The Kathmandu Post since 2009.
- The Politics of Change: Reflections on Contemporary Nepal (editor), Himal Books, 2019.
- Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Assessment of the Energy Sector: Enhancing Social Sustainability of Energy Development in Nepal (co-author), Asian Development Bank, 2018.
- Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: The Nepal Peace Process (co-editor), Accord 26, Conciliation Resources, London, 2017.
- Gender and Social Exclusion in Nepal: Update (co-author), Himal Books, Kathmandu, 2013.
- A Kingdom under Siege: Nepal’s Maoist Insurgency, 1996-2004 (co-author), Zed Books, London, 2005.
- Understanding the Maoist Movement of Nepal (editor) Martin Chautari, Kathmandu, 2003.
Major Papers/Articles and Book Chapters
- ‘Negotiating a “New Nepal”’, Inclusion in Peace Processes, edited by Andy Carl, Accord 28, 2019
- ‘Gender and Nepal’s Transition from War’ (co-author), Accord Spotlight, Conciliation Resources, London, 2017.
- ‘Peace, power and inclusive change in Nepal: Political Settlements in Practice’ (co-author), Conciliation Resources, London, 2016.
- ‘Nepal: A Country of Minorities’ (co-author), in South Asia State of Minorities Report 2016: Mapping the Terrain, South Asia Collective/Books for Change, New Delhi, 2016
- ‘Nepal: The Maoist Conflict and Women’, Garrisoned Minds: Women and Armed Conflict in South Asia, edited by Laxmi Murthy and Mitu Varma, Speaking Tiger Books, New Delhi, 2016.
- ‘Strengthening Social Justice to Address Intersecting Inequalities’ (co-author), Overseas Development Institute, 2014.
- ‘Promissory Note: Nepal’s Left Movement and the Janajatis’ in The Politics of Ethnicity on the Margins of the State: Janjatis/Adivasis in India and Nepal edited by Marine Carrin, Pralay Kanungo and Gerard Toffin, Primus Books, New Delhi, 2014.
- ‘Taken for Granted: Nepali Migration to India’ (co-author), Working Paper III, Centre for the Study of Labour and Mobility, 2013.
- ‘The Making of the Maoist Insurgency’, in Nepal in Transition: From People’s War to Fragile Peace edited by Sebastian von Einsiedel, David M. Malone and Suman Pradhan, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2012.
- ‘Cycles of Violence: Conflict in “Post-Conflict” Nepal’ in The Terror Challenge in South Asia and Prospect of Regional Cooperation edited by Anand Kumar, Pentagon Press, New Delhi, 2012.
- ‘The Social Fabric of the Jelbang Killings, Nepal’ (with Kiyoko Ogura and Judith Pettigrew), Dialectical Anthropology, 33:461, 2009.
- ‘Nepal: Case Study’, World Development Report 2011, The World Bank, Washington DC.
- ‘Popular Pillar: Only Option’, Indian Journal of Foreign Affairs, Vol 3, No 3, July-September 2008.
- ‘Reconstructing Nepal: One Step at a Time’, Far Eastern Economic Review, May 2006.
- ‘Tackling Insurgency: The Nepal Case’, in Responding to Terrorism in South Asia edited by S.D. Muni, Manohar, Delhi, 2006.
- ‘Radicalism in the Left and the Emergence of the Maoists’ in Himalayan ‘People’s War’ edited by Michael Hutt, Hurst & Co, London, 2004.
- ‘The Maobadi of Nepal’, in State of Nepal edited by Kanak Mani Dixit and Shastri Ramachandaran, Himal Books, Lalitpur, 2002.
- ‘Red Flag Prevails Over the Land’, Journal of World Affairs, Institute of World Affairs, Takushoku University, Tokyo, Vol. 50, No 7/8, July/August 2002.
- ‘Erosion of the Nepali World’ in Himal South Asian, April 2002.
- ‘Day of the Maoist’ in Himal South Asian, May 2001.