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To me, the worth of a Nation is in the way it treats the weakest and the most vulnerable within its borders. The way it has been treating the most vulnerable-- children, women, Dalits, and the home-born stateless -- Nepal as a nation has little to no worth. Our nation has lost our humanity and Buddha would be ashamed of us.
The "brilliance" of the caste system is what Ambedkhar characterized as its inherent "graded inequality." In Nepal, the gradation can be found not just between the five castes, but also between the ethnic groups, between communities that make up an ethnic group, within communities and therefore between individuals. And because social status is valued so much, the gradation has determined who you could marry and form a familial alliance with, which in turn dictates who you socialize with the most. Were inter-caste marriage the norm, the caste system would break down.
Combination of lack of good quality and level of education and a social system based on a highly discriminatory caste system means that, in Nepal, there are many instance of people displaying their ignorance and/or bigotry and prejudices without even them being aware that that's what they are doing. This blog post is about one such example: Nepalis mocking the American twang in a Nepal-born American and fellow Nepalis for their non-mainstream Nepali accents.
Nepalis generally make a lot of assumptions about and are judgmental of fellow Nepalis based on their appearance and/or their name and/or surname, a consequence of our social system, the caste system. In this blog post I relay a typical incident of a fellow Nepali making assumptions about who I am and what I do based entirely on my facial features.
A reproduction of an Instagram post about a family in Nepal pressuring their young professional adult medical doctor daughter based in Australia to accept an arranged marriage proposal from a complete stranger. In spite of her "No" the day the post was published, it had been three weeks of constant pressure from the family to accept the proposal, completely ignoring her wishes and thus putting her through a lot of mental and emotional agony!