Mary Des Chene

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Mary Des Chene is an anthropologist who studies state-people relations in Nepal. Subjects have ranged from Gurkha soldiery and Rana-era foreign relations in the 19th and 20th centuries to janajati, dalit, and women's struggles, the public health system, the impact of foreign aid on public policy, and progressive politics. She was a founding editor of the journal Studies in Nepali History and Society.

Development or destruction?

In a cautionary letter to Baburam Bhattarai, Mary Des Chene urges the self-declared Marxist to abandon the neoliberal path that will turn Nepal into wasteland