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The Lalit Narayan Mithila University (LNMU), located in this historic city in north Bihar, is housed in a 19th century palatial building complex, constructed by the zamindars of Darbhanga Raj, and the initiative has been appreciated by the governor of the …

But very few could throw knives at the source of a sound. Sita was one of those very few. — Sita: Warrior of Mithila. This is not the demure, suffering Sita we know. Amish’s new book re-imagines the heroine of our mythology as an abandoned wildling …

Ambassador Puri refused to comment on Nepal’s politics, including the local level elections. When asked how India views Madhesi political forces’ hesitation to take part in the second phase of local level elections, the envoy said, “We always wish to …

His relationship with India has been on and off depending on the political situation in his country. Today, India sees Prachanda as a dependable leader for ensuring smooth India-Nepal relations following a briefly tense period due to the Madhesi struggle.

But ever since a new ambassador has come in, we are being told to give up the agenda,” a senior leader of the newly unified Madhesi party, the Rashtriya Janata Dal, told HT. Manjeev Singh Puri was in March appointed India’s ambassador to Kathmandu.

In September 2015, after Nepal adopted a Constitution that was received frostily by New Delhi, India imposed a five-month-long trade blockade on Nepal ostensibly in support of agitation by Indian-origin Madhesi protesters in the country’s south.

Likewise, he justified that the local level polls are scheduled to take place in two phases with the motive to bring all groups including the disgruntled Madhesi Morcha onboard the elections. Referring to clashes between cadres and leaders of various …

We need to bring that culture back. “I think there is a need of bringing back our ancient culture as that was more liberal society,” he said at the cover launch of “Sita: Warrior of Mithila” in the presence of Bollywood actress Raveena Tandon.

How popular imagery shaped modern India

Posted on: Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Dr Jain’s major publications include Tradition and Expression in Mithila Painting (1996), Other Masters: Five Contemporary Folk and Tribal Artists of India (1998), Picture Showmen: Insights into the Narrative Tradition in Indian Art (1998), Kalighat …

Without doubt, the powers-that-be in Kathmandu continue in their old uncaring and discriminatory path, but the progressive implementation of the document will pave the way for inclusion in Nepal, to the advantage of the marginalised Madhesi and other …

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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.