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Nepal: Love Marriages and Revolution

Posted by hetty7 on February 7, 2011

This article is from myrepublica.

This article follows an earlier article on the horrendous sale of women for sex trafficking in South Asia.

In contrast to this are the increasing love marriages in Nepal among the Maoists.   The love marriages – in contrast to the arranged marriages of feudal Nepal – are one example of the revolutionary changes in the New Nepal.

This article shows a glimpse how these love marriages are struggled for in the Maoist cantonments.

Maoist Combatants Finding Life-Partners Inside Cantonments

Amar Khadka

Itahari, Jan. 30: An increasing number of Maoist combatants are finding a life-partner inside the cantonments, though some are finding it hard to convince their parents to accept their spouses.

Ramesh Limbu, company deputy-commander of First Division Headquarters at Chulachuli, Ilam, is one of the unfortunate husbands struggling to make their parents accept their daughter-in-law.

Limbu, 26, who is from Tungupa, Panchthar, married Sushila Khawas.  But his parents have refused to accept Khawas as daughter-in-law.  “We fell in love during the insurgency,” Limbu said. Read the rest of this entry »

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Portland Report Back on Nepal: The Mountains Tremble

Posted by onehundredflowers on February 7, 2011

Nepal is a small land-locked country where communist revolution is changing everything. People are rising up against kings, castes and imperialism. Women are rising to lead. The revolution is related to the revolution unfolding in India.

In the first half of 2010, two revolutionary journalists, Eric Ribellarsi and Jed Brandt of the Kasama Project traveled to Nepal to report on these events. Their presentation will tell the story of this revolution, the current situation in Nepal, and feature video and photography from their journey.

Saturday, February 12 · 4:00pm – 6:00pm

6834 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97213
(Off I-84 at 58th Ave exit or  Off I-205 at NE Glisan exit,  on TriMet bus line #19)
Wheelchair accessible.

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