Regionalism and National Unity in Nepal

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Regionalism and National Unity in Nepal

By Frederick H. Gaige
University of California Press, 1975
234 pp. $13.75
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Nepal is hill country; but the southern rim bordering India is plains. This lowland represents 15 percent of the nation's area, 30 percent of its population, and 60 percent of the government's revenue. It also represents a domestic and international headache for the Kathmandu rulers, being particularly vulnerable to Indian influence. Gaige's book examines the ramifications of the problem.