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After the Blood Come Tears: The People of Nepal's Civil War

A famous quote, often attributed to Winston Churchill, states, "History is written by the victors." In the case of the Nepalese Civil War, history was written by the politicians.

The Nepalese Civil War, dubbed the "People's War" by the Maoists, saw the people of Nepal caught up in a war which bore their name, but that they did not want to be involved in.

This exhibit seeks to explore the history of the Nepalese Civil War, delving specifically into the effects it had, and continues to have, on the people of Nepal, rather than the political and governmental side of things which is so often told.

This exhibit is a final project for the class, Himalayan Collections at Yale, and pulls information, images, and documents from two collections studied in class - Kevin Bubriski's photographs at the Yale University Art Gallery and the Himalayan Mission Archive Collection at the Yale Divinity School - as well as from a guest speaker at Yale University, Kunda Dixit, a prominent Nepali journalist.


Kiri Van Lengen-Welty