Bise Nagarchi: A Hidden History

Tribhuvan Chandra wagle We have no sufficient historical evidences on Bise Nagarchi’s contribution to nation building process, however, Nepal's unification history itself proves that Bise was a public pioneer figure of national unification campaigning. Bise and others such as Maniram Gaine, Bange Sarki played vital roles in the national unification process as “a citizen of... Continue Reading →

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The Khatwe: Surviving in Untouchability

The caste-based discrimination to Dalits is found not only from the so-called high caste and the indigenous people but these types of discriminations are also practiced within the Dalit groups. Though the constitution of Nepal, 2063, declares all types of exploitation- oppression including untouchability of the Dalits shall end, and special rights shall be ensured for the Dalits in all sectors. But in practical life Dalit community is suffering either intra Dalit caste based discrimination or the discrimination by so-called caste hierarchy.

Is Kalar a separate caste or the surname of other castes?

Is Kalar a separate caste or the surname of other castes? There is a deep confusion in the context of identity to Kalar. Krishna Bhattachan and his group claim that Kalar and Sarvanga/Sarbariya are the same caste group. They also add Kalar is a derogatory (insulting) term. Therefore, they prefer to call themselves as Sarvanga/Sarbariya (Caste Based Discrimination in Nepal, Working Paper Series, vol III Nov.

Gaine: Traditional Media man

Etymologically the word Gaine/Gandharva (wa) is referred to those people who play musical instrument and sing for livelihood. But they are not only the folk song singer,but they were\are also good traditional communicator as modern journalists. In the case of Krishna, we can say he was a good communicator, by which his sister came back to family after hearing the song as she eloped away with a boy ...

The Chamar at the bottom of Hindu caste system and even within the intra-caste hierarchy

GUEST POST by TRIBHUVAN C WAGLE© The term 'Chamar' is derived from the Snaskrit word 'Charma' and means leather. More or less social and cultural pattern of Chamar are like to other Hindu castes. They have their own formal institution which helps to solve the intra-Chamar social conflict. Mainjan and Jabar are known as the head of their institution.

Chaudhari is the head of socio-legal system of the CHIDIMAR

A guest post by Tribhuvan Chandra Wagle @INCOMESCO : Chidimars are known as so-called untouchables.Overwhelming majority of the Chidimar is Hindu and the remaining minor portion of them follows Jain, Christian, Bauddhism and Islam. Most of them speak Nepali, Maithali and Bhojpuri. They have their own life style and folkways. Women Chidimar go to neighboring villages begging for food, second hand clothes to support their family and male Chidimar are used to go to jungle for hunting ...

A reality of Badi community: so-called untouchable caste in Nepal

Guest post by Tribhuvan C Wagle© In Nepal there are 125 caste/ethnic groups and 123 languages reported in the census 2011. Badi means 'one who play the musical instruments'. The Nepali word Badi has its root in Sanskrit language. According to Thomas Cox Badi entered to Nepal in Licchavi dynasty (100BC-880AD) from the northern India's Bihar state…

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