Ethnicity, National Integrity and Monument in Argal

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  • Man Bahadur Khattri Department of Sociology/Anthropology, Mehendra Multiple Campus, Baglung

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https://doi.org/10.3126/dsaj.v2i0.1359

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Ethnicity, Argali Magars, Intra-ethnic relation, Magars, Monuments, National Integrity, Nepal

Abstract

In Nepal, social inclusion, ethnic identity, positive discrimination and proportional representation being burning issues now. Ethnic identity is a vital element of discussion for social inclusion, positive discrimination and proportional representation. Assertion on ethnic identity, seeks recognition from concerned institutions, practices traditions and advocates their ethnic right on socio-economic and political power. These issues are intrinsically linked to national integration. To be sure, very little attention is paid toward ancestral monuments of the past. Monuments vary by their size, pattern, investment, management, and range of dissemination. Local level monuments have little possibility to attract the attention of people of various places and interest, unless they have becomes extraordinary significance. In order to understand monumentality in wider social context, it is very important to look at the village level society. Monument building in Nepal has been linked to culture, history, religion, ethnic identity as well as social system. Argal VDC of Baglung district of Nepal represent with multi-ethnic/caste setting that has high influence over the nature of monument and the rituals performed. In multiethnic setting economic, social, and political activities co-exist, each nourishing the other.

Key Words: Ethnicity, Argali Magars, Intra-ethnic relation, Magars, Monuments, National Integrity, Nepal

DOI = 10.3126/dsaj.v2i0.1359

Dhaulagiri Journal of Sociology and Anthropology Vol.2 pp.101-120

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Man Bahadur Khattri, Department of Sociology/Anthropology, Mehendra Multiple Campus, Baglung

Khatri, Man Bahadur is a Teaching Assistant at the Department of Sociology/Anthropology, Mehendra Multiple Campus, Baglung. He obtained his M. Phil. Degree from University of Bergen Norway in 1999 and M.A. Degree in Anthropology from central Department of Sociology/ Anthropology, T.U. He has been teaching in the department
since 2003. He has published research articles in the academic/professional journals, seminar proceedings. His areas of interest are Natural Resource Management, Population, Ethnicity, Developmental Studies, Language, Religion and Politics. He is Editor-In-Chief of Dhaulagiri Journal of Sociology and Anthropology.
E-mail: mankhattri@yahoo.com

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Khattri, M. B. (2008). Ethnicity, National Integrity and Monument in Argal. Dhaulagiri Journal of Sociology and Anthropology, 2, 101–120. https://doi.org/10.3126/dsaj.v2i0.1359

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