"Madhesi" Ethnic Activism in Nepal (Working Title)
My PhD project titled "Madhesi Ethnic Activism in Nepal" focuses on the identity politics of the people from southern region of Nepal. It is basically actors' oriented research thus it has delved into Madhesi activism with a main research question of why the constellations of actors are engaged in political communication with the state over ethnic accommodation and inclusion issues. To this end, it has tried to explore their major contentions, channels for disseminating their objectives, as well as tools for their political communication. So far, there has been no comprehensive academic research done on the Madhesi community of Nepal from socio-anthropological perspective. Hence, it also intends to fill that void.