Banned or Suppressed Publications in Nepal
As far as we know, since the overthrow of the regime of the reactionary King in 2008, progressive and revolutionary printed publications have not been outright banned in Nepal itself. However, there have been attempts by reactionaries (either within or outside of Nepal) to deny access to some revolutionary websites.
In particular, it came to our attention in January 2009 that reactionaries were trying to block access to the http://krishnasenonline.org site which (among other things) made available the publication The Red Star, of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist). To help make this magazine available again, we began posting it here. While that particular malicious threat has now been removed, we are maintaining that archive here along with considerable other materials about the revolutionary movement and crisis in Nepal which are very hard to locate. In part this has been due to the failure of the UCPN(Maoist) itself to make sufficient efforts to keep its documents and statements available.
We also have a new section here for documents by and about the Nepal Communist Party — Maoist, a new further left party which split off from the UCPN(Maoist) in June 2012.
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Communist Party of Nepal (Revolutionary Maoist) [Originally called: CPN—Maoist] [New party formed in June 2012.]
Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), now called the CPN (Maoist Centre)
Translations of Revolutionary Books into Nepali
- Marxist-Leninist-Maoist Classics:
- [Book:] “Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State”, by Frederick Engels, 272 pages. (The text in this scan is quite blurry and difficult to read. We will try to post a better scan in the future.) Nepali: PDF Format [5,253 KB]
- Books and materials from China:
- [Book:] “History of the Two Lines Struggle within the Communist Party of China”, a translation into Nepali by Devendra Timla. Nepali: PDF Format [151 pages, 1,059 KB]
- [Book:] “On the Long March with Chairman Mao”, by Chen Chang-feng, a PLA orderly who accompanied Mao on the famous Long March in 1934-36. (Peking: FLP, 1972), 2nd ed. [1st edition was in 1959.], 136 pages. Nepali translation: PDF Format [116 pages, 1,444 KB] (Translated by Devendra Timla.)
- “The Shepherd Boy Hai Wa”, by Hua Shan, children’s literature, first written in 1945 and revised in 1972. Drawings by Hsia Shu-yu. “This is a story that took place in the Haihang Mountains of China’s Shansi Province during the country’s War of Resistance Against Japan. The shepherd boy Hai Wa, on his way with his sheep to deliver an important message to the Eighth Route Army, falls into the hands of the enemy, out plundering the people’s grain. Hai Wa struggles against the enemy time and again with courage and forethought, and succeeds in delivering the letter.” (Peking: FLP, 1974), 79 pages. Nepali: PDF Format [2,655 KB] (Translated by Devendra Timla.)
- “Going to School”, by Kuan Hua, children’s literature, about the struggles of a family to send their 8-year old boy to school during the pre-Liberation era. Small book (Peking: FLP, 1975), 64 pages. Nepali: PDF Format [2,427 KB] (Translated by Devendra Timla.)
Reactionary or Counter-Revolutionary Works Opposed to the Revolution in Nepal
- U.S. Government:
- “The Maoist Insurgency in Nepal, 1996-2008: Implications for U.S. Counterinsurgency Doctrines”, by Maj. Timothy R. Kreuttner, U.S. Army, (Fort Leavenworth, Kansas: School of Advanced Military Studies, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Master’s Thesis, 2009), 65 pages. Searchable PDF Format [581 KB]
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