Nepal’s Maoist revolution from the inside

30th May, 2021

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Sita Dahal, Prachanda, Baburam Bhattarai and Hisila Yami on their way from India to Rolpa for the Phuntiwang meeting in 2004. — Nepali Times Archive

Hisila Yami’s new book – Hisila: From Revolutionary to First Lady – gives us an intimate peek into events that shaped Nepal’s recent history, writes Sahina Shrestha A LOT of people know Hisila Yami only as the wife of former Maoist ideologue and ex-prime minister Baburam Bhattarai. Her critics, of which she has many, have portrayed her as being Bhattarai’s domineering better-half, or worse.

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