Madhesi borderland brokers and Nepal’s post-war transition
Publication date: 
2018
Accord issue: 
Insight 4

 

Jonathan Goodhand, Oliver Walton, Sujeet Karn and Kalpana Jha examine the political contestation and negotiation that emerged over constitutional reform in the Tarai region in Nepal’s southern borderland with India after the signing of the 2006 Comprehensive Peace  Agreement. The article focuses on the life histories of two ‘borderland brokers’, exploring the varied ways in which such figures can mediate relations between different groups, spaces and interests and how their motivations and networks affect post-war transition processes.