India, Nepal should cooperate for mutual benefit: Minister

Posted on: Friday, Jan 20, 2017

The agitating Madhesi parties want the hilly districts not to be mixed with the plains while demarcating the provincial boundaries. Madhesis, mostly Indian-origin, launched a six-month-long agitation from September 2015 to February last year in which more …

About Mithila

Mithila is an ancient cultural region of South Nepal and North India lying between the lower ranges of the Himalayas and the Ganges River. The Nepal border cuts across the top fringe of this region. The Gandak and Kosi Rivers are rough western and eastern boundaries of Mithila. The Ramayana records a dynastic marriage between Prince Rama of Ayodhya and Sita, the daughter of Raja Janak of Mithila. The town of Janakpur, in the northern Nepali section of Mithila, is believed to be Janak's old capital.