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विदेशीहरूको बढ्दो अभिरुचि : सीके लाल

(हिमाल खबर पत्रिकाबाट साभार)

मधेशी जनअधिकार फोरम (मजफो) तथा नेपाल सरकारका बीच १३ भदौमा सम्पन्न २२ बुँदे समझदारीले संविधानसभा निर्वाचनका लागि सकारात्मक सन्देश दिएको छ। तर महिनौँदेखि सम्झौताको साटो सरकारसँग मुकाबिला नै गर्ने मनस्थितिमा रहेका मजफोका नेताहरूमा अचानक सहमतिको राजनीति गर्ने जिम्मेवारीबोध कसरी भयो भन्ने प्रश्न स्वाभाविक रूपमा उठ्छ। केही दिनअघि मात्र वीरगञ्ज अधिवेशनबाट सङ्घर्षको कार्यक्रम घोषणा गरिसकेको मजफोले सरकारको सामान्य सान्त्वना र आश्वासनको भरमा आफ्नो पूरै राजनीतिक प्रस्तावनामा नै फेरबदल गर्ने कार्यलाई चामत्कारिक परिवर्तन मान्नुपर्छ। र, त्यस्तो परिस्थिति विकसित गराउने परिवेशको राजनीतिक–कूटनीतिक अध्ययन उपयोगी ठहरिन सक्छ। (more…)

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Permanent rebellion: The story of B.P. Koirala by Ramchandra Guha

(Source: The Hindu, Sunday, July 29, 2001)

The autobiography of Nepali politician and sometime Prime Minister B.P. Koirala is a vivid account of personal and social turmoil and of exile and rebellion that provides acute insights into the history and politics of the 20th Century. Formally released in New Delhi in April, this book’s compelling themes have been made more poignant by the recent happenings in the Kathmandu palace, says historian RAMACHANDRA GUHA.

“EVERY man’s life,” remarked Dr. Johnson, “should be best written by himself”. Strangely, Johnson did not carry out his own injunction, for it was another pen, that of James Boswell, that set out for posterity the main contours of his life.
One must not unduly regret Johnson’s failure. For one thing, it allowed Boswell to write what is still the most widely read of all biographies. For another, the autobiography is the most perilous of literary forms. As the French scholar Andr Maurois pointed out many years ago, it is marked by a “deliberate forgetfulness”, a willed failure to remember failure, a desire to omit from one’s authorised account events that were unpleasant or that might undermine one’s reputation. The autobiography, writes Maurois, is a genre marked by a lack of sincerity. It forgets and it rationalises. It gives order and retrospective coherence to decisions made ad hoc or more-or-less on the spot. (more…)