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SOAS South Asia Institute

BNAC Bicentenary Workshop on Britain-Nepal Relations

Motilal Singh

Motilal Singh

Various speakers and public lecture by John Whelpton

Date: 23 March 2016Time: 10:00 AM

Finishes: 23 March 2016Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College BuildingsRoom: Djam Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Workshop


This workshop will include a series of papers on aspects of the history of Britain-Nepal relations, to celebrate 200 years of official Britain-Nepal ties, culminating in a lecture by John Whelpton. The workshop will be chaired by Professor David Gellner, Professor of Social Anthropology and a Fellow of All Souls College, University of Oxford. The Bicentenary Public Lecture will be delivered by John Whelpton, entitled ‘The Limits of Nationalism: Political Identity in Nepal and the British Isles’.

The workshop is organised with support from: All Souls College, Oxford; Britain-Nepal Academic Council; SOAS South Asia Institute.


John Whelpton is a well-known historian of Nepal, author of Jang Bahadur in Europe (1983), Kings, Soldiers and Priests: Nepalese Politics and the Rise of Jang Bahadur Rana (1991), People, Politics and Ideology: Democracy and Social Change in Nepal (1999, with the late Martin Hoftun and William Raeper), and A History of Nepal (2005).


The workshop is free and open to all but registration is requested. Please register here.

Organiser: SOAS South Asia Institute; Britain-Nepal Academic Council; All Souls College, Oxford

Contact email: ssai@soas.ac.uk

Contact Tel: +44 (0) 20 7898 4390

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