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Prithvi Jayanti, a national unification day or the day that divided Nepalis: Weekly Nepal update

A statue of late King Prithivi Narayan Shah during a rally to mark his birth anniversary and Nepal's National Unification Day in Kathmandu on 11 January 2022. Source: EPA

While the country celebrated 300th Prithvi Jayanti as national unification day, some despised it as the day that discriminated against the people of Nepal. Is the day being politicized? Listen to the conversation with the researcher of history and culture Basanta Maharjan with other topics that made headlines in the last seven days.

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