|Genre:||Biography, Nepali History|
|Published:||February 05, 2021|
Is it possible that a century ago two women, both champions of justice, emerged from little-known villages in East Nepal to offer solutions to their nation's social and political ills? In Yogmaya & Durga Devi: Rebel Women of Nepal, Dr. Aziz continues to pursue the legacy of these historical figures whose achievements she documented starting in 1980. Heir to A Silent Song, her first book on the subject, brought Yogmaya Neupane to public attention. Here the author moves from historical disclosure to question Yogmaya's relevance in contemporary Nepal, while also turning the spotlight on Durga Devi Ghimire, Yogmaya's compatriot. She asks: what do these women, with their contrasting strategies and visions, offer modern Nepal?