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Pratyoush Onta

Pratyoush Onta has a PhD in history from the University of Pennsylvania (1996). He has written about Nepali nationalism, Gurkha history, institutions, area studies, knowledge production, and media.He has written, edited or co-edited several books including Nepal Studies in the UK (2004), Social History of Radio Nepal (2004, in Nepali), Social Scientific Thinking in the Context of Nepal (2004, in Nepali), Radio Journalism: News and Talk Programs in FM Radio (2005, in Nepali), Growing up with Radio (2005, in Nepali), Mass Media in Post-1990 Nepal (2006), Ten Years of Independent Radio: Development, Debates and the Public Interest (2008, in Nepali) and Autocratic Monarchy: Politics in Panchayat Nepal (by L.S. Baral, 2012). He has also published more than 50 articles in various journals and edited volumes and written extensively for Nepal's newspapers and magazines. He is the founding editor of the journals Studies in Nepali History and Society (est. 1996) and Media Adhyayan (est. 2006, in Nepali). He has been associated with the research institute and public forum Martin Chautari in Kathmandu since 1995 and is currently its chair.