Terai Regionalism in Nepal


  • Muhammad Ijaz Latif The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan.
  • Muhammad Faisal Government Graduate College Shakargarh, Pakistan.




Terai Regionalism, Nepali Federalism, Political Elites, Constitutionalism


The paper examines the changing regional scenario of Terai issue and its political images with the central government in Kathmandu. The obliging role of regional political movements, elites, identity and ethnic groups is also examined in the context of Terai regionalism while focusing on the internal political development. The article also analyzes their quest for autonomy and their consequences on federalism in Nepal. The paper concludes with the remarks that constitutional role of governance and decentralized principles of federalism can perform their role in accommodating Terai civic and constitutional quest with the central government. The institutional role of political elites will count an important position in the present circumstances on their basis with the regional and national political parties.


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Author Biographies

Muhammad Ijaz Latif, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan.

Professor/Chairman, Department of International Relations

Muhammad Faisal, Government Graduate College Shakargarh, Pakistan.

Lecturer, Department of Political Science




How to Cite

Latif, M. I., & Faisal, M. (2024). Terai Regionalism in Nepal. Pakistan Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 12(1), 98–105. https://doi.org/10.52131/pjhss.2024.v12i1.1907