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BNAC Bicentenary Workshop and Public Lecture on Britain-Nepal Relations (23 March 2016)

November 25, 2015

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Marking the 200 years of the establishment of Britain-Nepal relations, BNAC is going to organize a workshop on 23rd March 2016.  The workshop, which will be organized in Djam Lecture Theatre SOAS, London will see eight papers presented followed by discussions on the historical aspects of Britain-Nepal relations.

The  workshop is free and open to all but registration is necessary to attend this event and can be done by visiting the page of SOAS South Asian Institute or directly to this link.

There will be a public event in the evening starting with a reception (17.45-18.45) followed by an important Bicentenary Public Lecture (18.45-19.45) to be given by historian John Whelpton on ‘The Limits of Nationalism: Political Identity in Nepal and the British Isles’

Financial and other supports for the workshop come from All Souls College, Oxford; Britain-Nepal Academic Council; SOAS South Asia Institute


The workshop programme is as follows (a PDF file is available here to download):

10.00 Arrival                                                                           

10.10 Welcome


Tom Bell ‘What Happened to Kinloch’s Expedition to Kathmandu?’

Bernardo Michael ‘States and Territories: The Anglo-Gorkha War as a “Diagnostic Event”’

Charles Allen ‘The Case of the Adulterous Sweeper:  B.H. Hodgson and Conflicts between Hindu and British Indian Law in Nepal’

12.30-13.30 lunch


Krishna Adhikari ‘The First Nepali in England: Motilal Singh and PM Jang Bahadur Rana’

Sanjeev Uprety ‘Jung Bahadur, Chandra Shumsher, and Gurkha Soldiers: British and Nepali Representations of their Masculinities’

15.00-15.30 tea


Bryony Whitmarsh ‘Reflecting Political Allegiances Through the Design of the Narayanhiti Royal Palace’

Ian Harper & Jeevan Sharma ‘Britain-Nepal Relations through the Prism of Aid’

17.15-18.15 reception


Bicentenary Public Lecture

John Whelpton ‘The Limits of Nationalism: Political Identity in Nepal and the British Isles’


For more information and enquiries please contact Dr Krishna Adhikari by
email: krishna.adhikari@anthro.ox.ac.uk

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