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Author Fisher, James F.

Title Living martyrs : individuals and revolution in Nepal / James F. Fisher with Tanka Prasad Acharya and Rewanta Kumari Acharya.

Published Delhi ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.


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Physical description xix, 314 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps. ports., geneal. tables ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [298]-302) and index.
Summary Living Martyrs details the life histories of two important Nepalis, Tanka Prasad Acharya and his wife Rewanta Kumari. Tanka Prasad was the founder of the first Nepali political party, and was imprisoned for ten years for his complicity in a plot to overthrow the Ranas. This is his story of a crusade against the autocratic Rana regime: it is also the story of Rewanta Kumari's struggle to keep the family together during the years of oppression and to further her husband's efforts in bringing an end to the rule of the Ranas. The author presents the life experiences of the Archaryas as narrated to him, which makes the book an excellent interactive biography. The parallel narratives of Tanka Prasad and Rewanta Kumari illustrate the gendered nature of history. James Fisher highlights the importance of oral narratives in the reconstruction of a balanced account of the past.
Living Martyrs presents an overview of the various theoretical positions in the study of resistance. This book is a rich source for Nepali culture and a view of Nepali history from the political underside.
Other author Acharya, Tanka Prasad, 1912-1992.
Acharya, Rewanta Kumari, 1918-
Subject Acharya, Tanka Prasad, 1912-1992.
Acharya, Rewanta Kumari, 1918-
Prime ministers -- Nepal -- Biography.
Prime ministers' spouses -- Nepal -- Biography.
Nepal -- Politics and government.
ISBN 0195640004