India next door

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April 2, 2012, 5:45 p.m. Published in Magazine Issue: Vol.: 05 No. -17 Mar. 16-2012 (Chaitra 03, 2068)<BR>

Nepal does not count for much when compared with its two gigantic neighbours, China and India. But India’s influence to the south is far greater far than China’s influence across the Himalayas and through Tibet. India remains dominant over traditional Nepali culture: 80% of Nepalis are Hindus, the caste system is still prevalent, and the official language is related to Hindi — it was imposed by the royal family. More recently that influence has been seen in Nepali and Indian elites attending

 

Nepal does not count for much when compared with its two gigantic neighbours, China and India. But India’s influence to the south is far greater far than China’s influence across the Himalayas and through Tibet. India remains dominant over traditional Nepali culture: 80% of Nepalis are Hindus, the (...)


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