what was the condition of nepal under monarchy?
I'm doin a crappy school project and need some info
about the economy
and the condition of the people...
to highlight how much difference switching to democracy has made and proving democracy is definately better.
- gatitaLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Kathmandu, June13, 2001 (Tehelka.com)
The deaths of King Birendra and his heir-apparent, Dipendra, in the aftermath of June 1 'accidental' shoot-out mark the end of an era of direct succession of kingship established by the founder of modern Nepal, King Prithvi Narayan Shah in the beginning of the 18th century. The line of succession has now been shifted from the son to brother. Prince Gyanendra has become the 13th King of Nepal. Many of Nepal's 23 million people still revere the king as an incarnation of Hindu god, Vishnu, and the Hindu-Buddhist faith is that monarchy mediates the material and spiritual power that establishes its authority and legitimacy in the Nepali society.
Many political symbols are attached to the institution of monarchy. For example, it is regarded as a symbol of national unity and its ideological glue - nationalism - is the raison d'etre of modern nation-state. The monarch is also perceived as a lord having spiritual and temporal authority to protect the sacredness of Nepal Mandala, the universe of Nepal. It is considered to exist for the "Reasons of State" where people as citizens sustain their private and public life in social existence- peace, amity and cooperation.
The theory that upholds the belief that "King does no wrong" is embedded in its non-partisan formation. The practice of worshipping monarchy thus springs from the notion that King performs Rajdharma (statecraft) to regulate society, observes the Sanatan Dharma (the eternal religion), is of virtuous conduct, dispenses justice and safeguards the motherland from external intrusion. Popular expression like "Go to Gorkha for justice" captures the judicious tradition of the Nepali monarch in this historical aphorism.
The founder of the Shah dynasty, King Ram Shah, established rule of law and social justice in the hills of Nepal at a time when many parts of the world were in a Hobbesian state of nature. He did not only solve the problems of anarchy and chaos but had some conception of a higher law than his self-will, a will to individualise himself through the trajectory of history.
- andertonLv 44 years ago
Very, very dangerous information. forty nine% of the nation desired to hold the monarchy, as opposed to approximately 30% who did not, and 20% who did not recognize. The ceremonial monarchy will have to had been retained as a unifying image in a nation that's fragmented by way of such a lot of languages and religions. I see darkish clouds at the horizon for Nepal, and desire that this republic is quickly abolished and the King restored. When the top of the Maoists, who drove this transfer, and who has already introduced that he intends to construct a cult of persona round himself, says that the media is not unfastened to criticise him, how are you able to consider that is well? There used to be freedom of speech underneath the King.