Changing the sound of nationalism in Nepal:Ḍeuḍāsongs and the far western region

Anna Stirr
  • South Asian Popular Culture, October 2012, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1080/14746689.2012.706023

Changing the Sound of Nationalism in Nepal: Deuda Songs and the Far Western Region

What is it about?

This article is about language ideologies and how the speakers of the languages of Nepal's far west struggled to get their songs aired on the national radio.

Why is it important?

It is important because it illustrates paradoxes in the nature of Nepal's nationalist language ideologies and policies, and shows how these have changed over the past few decades.

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