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Dr. Kumar Pradhan

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Background

Employment History

  • Principal
    Kurseong College

Education

  • PhD , history
    Calcutta University
Web References
Dr. Kumar Pradhan : Missing the ...
voiceofsikkim.com, 21 Dec 2013 [cached]
Dr. Kumar Pradhan : Missing the Priceless Jewel of Nepali Literary Dr. Kumar Pradhan : Missing the Priceless Jewel of Nepali Literary | Voice of Sikkim
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20 Dec, Gangtok : An eminent literary figure, a writer, a scribe, philosopher, thinker, historian as well as editor of two reputed newsprints Dr. Kumar Pradhan (76) leaves behind his gracious work for heavenly abode on 20 December in Hospital at New Delhi. Few days back Dr. Pradhan suspected a small bulge in his abdomen, he went to New Delhi for the treatment after which he expired making a never filling void in Nepali Literary World. With loss of such an eminent figure stalwarts in Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Sikkim , Kurseong, North Bengal, Dheradun , Assam , literary organizations, social organization, North Bengal University, Sikkim University has expressed a dismay. Loss of Dr. Kumar Pradhan has made a tremor in Nepal also for his valuable contribution he made in the field of literature by his relentless work, said Nepalese Parliamentarian Shri Robin Koirala to media. Born on 07 May, 1937 in beautiful hill of Darjeeling at Kurseong Dr. Pradhan started his schooling at Ramkrishna Vidyalaya, St Alphonsus Missionary School Darjeeling, Govt College Darjeeling and completed his Masters in History from Calcutta Univeristy in Kolkata. After completion of higher education he started his first benchmark from a job of Teacher in St Roberts at Darjeeling, he also served Govt College Darjeeling as head of the department in History Department as well as served Kurseong College as Principal. After the retirement in 1993 he started his work in media lineage as the founder cum editor of the most popular Nepali newsprint 'Sunchari', having closed production of 'Sunchari' in the year 2007 , Dr. Pradhan started with popular Nepali Daily published from Siliguri 'Himalaya Darpan' as the Editor. On 2013 September he thought to cut off himself from the busy schedules and take a rest, he then left 'Himalaya Darpan'. Immense power house of literature Dr. Pradhan's most acclaimed write-ups are Gorkha Conquest, History of Indian Nepali Literature, Adit Kehi, Pahilo Prahar, Warta like promising assets he accorded to rich Nepali literature in his journey of life and struggle for literature. Dr. Pradhan was accorded Bhanu Puraskar in the year 1973, He was also conferred Sahitya Sammelan Puraskar by Darjeeling Nepali Sahitya Parishand as well as Sikkim Nepali Sahitya Parishad, he was conferred with Agam Smriti Puraskar, Press Club of Sikkim PCS accorded Dr. Pradhan with Kanchenjunga Kalam Puraskar in 2006, Sikkim Government also felicitated Dr. Pradhan in 2004 for his tremendous work towards literature. In his everlasting journey and struggle for the literature, Dr. Kumar Pradhan was among the top stalwart who fought for inclusion of Nepali Language in the constitution (recognition), then it was 'Nepali Bhasha Manyata Andolan' which was spear headed by then Sikkim's Member of Parliament Lok Sabha Smt Dil Kumari Bhandari in 90s. Dr. Kumar Pradhan's body will be flown to Bagdogra on Saturday 21 December said son Shri Gahendra Pradhan, funeral will take place on 22 Dec Sunday.
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Shankerdeo Dhakal on Dr. Kumar Pradhan : Missing the Priceless Jewel of Nepali Literary
Sunday, 18 July 2010 20:22 Kumar ...
www.soscbaha.org, 18 July 2010 [cached]
Sunday, 18 July 2010 20:22 Kumar Pradhan
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by Kumar Pradhan
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In 'bfhL{lnªdf g]kfnL hftLotf / jt{dfg s]xL hghftLo c8fgx¿' ('Nepali Ethnicity in Darjeeling and Some Current Ethnic Stances'), Pradhan follows the historical trajectory of the Nepali migration into Darjeeling. Travellers' accounts and local annals from the 19th and early 20th centuries attest to centuries-old migrations into the area by today's Nepali ethnic groups. Pradhan notes that the majority of the Nepali settlers there belonged to the proletariat.
The majority of these migrants belonged to the numerous matwalis groups, and despite their ethnic differences, these settlers forged a common Nepali ethnic identity. Pradhan explains how the process of Nepali identity creation in Darjeeling differed fundamentally from that in proper. In Nepal, the process was state-imposed and ideologically driven to create a monolingual unity at the expense of the ethnic cultures. In contrast, the process in Darjeeling occurred at the grass-roots. In this historical context, one would assume the Nepali identity in Darjeeling to be more resilient than that in Nepal.
However the post-1990 ethnic revivalism in Darjeeling, following a similar resurgence in Nepal, has put an end to such a notion. Numerous ethnic organisations have sprung up, but Pradhan concludes the lecture with reasons to suggest such a dissolution may not in fact take place. According to him, the Nepali language and the common historical destiny of the Nepali people there are the pivotal binding forces for the continued existence of a collective Nepali identity.
Kumar Pradhan received his PhD in history from Calcutta University and served on the Department of History, Darjeeling Government College, from 1966 to 1984 when he took over as the principal of Kurseong College, Kurseong. He is the author of The Gorkha Conquests: The Process and Consequences of the Unification of Nepal with Particular Reference to Eastern Nepal.
Pradhan is also an eminent writer and critic who has edited a number of literary journals and anthologies and published learned articles in Nepali. He is the author of A History of Nepali Literature (1984), published by the Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi, in the Sahitya Akademi Histories of Literature Series. His work, Pahilo Pahar (1982), was awarded the Bhanubhakta Puraskar for 1983 by the Nepali Academy instituted by the Government of West Bengal. He received the Nepali Sahitya Sammelan Puraskar awarded by the Nepali Sahitya Sammelan in 2002, and the Aam Smriti Puraskar, an award given every three years for contributions to the Nepali language and literature, instituted by Nepali Sahitya Parishad of in 2003.
After retiring from teaching in 1993, he started publishing and editing the Nepali-language daily Sunchari Samachar.
The Mahesh Chandra Regmi Lecture 2004—Kumar Pradhan: 'दारà¥à¤œà¤¿à¤²à¤¿à¤¡à¤®à¤¾ नेपाली जातियता र वरà¥à¤¤à¤®à¤¾à¤¨ केही जनजातीय अडानहरà¥'
www.soscbaha.org, 1 Jan 2004 [cached]
The Mahesh Chandra Regmi Lecture 2004-Kumar Pradhan: '??????????? ?????? ??????? ? ??????? ???? ??????? ???????'
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The Mahesh Chandra Regmi Lecture 2004-Kumar Pradhan: '??????????? ?????? ??????? ? ??????? ???? ??????? ???????'
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by Kumar Pradhan
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In ??????????? ?????? ??????? ? ??????? ???? ??????? ??????? ('Nepali Ethnicity in Darjeeling and Some Current Ethnic Stances'), Pradhan follows the historical trajectory of the Nepali migration into Darjeeling. Travellers' accounts and local annals from the 19th and early 20th centuries attest to centuries-old migrations into the area by today's Nepali ethnic groups. Pradhan notes that the majority of the Nepali settlers there belonged to the proletariat.
The majority of these migrants belonged to the numerous matwalis groups, and despite their ethnic differences, these settlers forged a common Nepali ethnic identity. Pradhan explains how the process of Nepali identity creation in Darjeeling differed fundamentally from that in proper. In Nepal, the process was state-imposed and ideologically driven to create a monolingual unity at the expense of the ethnic cultures. In contrast, the process in Darjeeling occurred at the grass-roots. In this historical context, one would assume the Nepali identity in Darjeeling to be more resilient than that in Nepal.
However the post-1990 ethnic revivalism in Darjeeling, following a similar resurgence in Nepal, has put an end to such a notion. Numerous ethnic organisations have sprung up, but Pradhan concludes the lecture with reasons to suggest such a dissolution may not in fact take place. According to him, the Nepali language and the common historical destiny of the Nepali people there are the pivotal binding forces for the continued existence of a collective Nepali identity.
Kumar Pradhan received his PhD in history from Calcutta University and served on the Department of History, Darjeeling Government College, from 1966 to 1984 when he took over as the principal of Kurseong College, Kurseong. He is the author of The Gorkha Conquests: The Process and Consequences of the Unification of Nepal with Particular Reference to Eastern Nepal.
Pradhan is also an eminent writer and critic who has edited a number of literary journals and anthologies and published learned articles in Nepali. He is the author of A History of Nepali Literature (1984), published by the Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi, in the Sahitya Akademi Histories of Literature Series. His work, Pahilo Pahar (1982), was awarded the Bhanubhakta Puraskar for 1983 by the Nepali Academy instituted by the Government of West Bengal. He received the Nepali Sahitya Sammelan Puraskar awarded by the Nepali Sahitya Sammelan in 2002, and the Aam Smriti Puraskar, an award given every three years for contributions to the Nepali language and literature, instituted by Nepali Sahitya Parishad of in 2003.
After retiring from teaching in 1993, he started publishing and editing the Nepali-language daily Sunchari Samachar.
Mahesh Chandra Regmi Lecture-2004
www.himalassociation.org, 1 Jan 2004 [cached]
Dr. Pradhan follows the historical trajectory of the Nepali migration into Darjeeling.
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Dr. Pradhan explains how the process of Nepali identity creation in Darjeeling differed fundamentally from that in Nepal proper.
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Dr. Pradhan reflects on the possible consequences of this trend on the collective Nepali identity in Darjeeling.Unlike in Nepal, where a multi-ethnic society may be possible within the larger state structure, in Darjeeling, without a collective Nepali identity, there will exist only fragmented minority tribes, especially since the Nepalis in India do not have a separate state or autonomous region of their own.Dr. Pradhan concludes the lecture with reasons to suggest such dissolution may not in fact take place.According to him, the Nepali language and the common historical destiny of the Nepali people there are the pivotal binding forces for the continued existence of a collective Nepali identity.
Dr. Kumar Pradhan, His Life and Works
Dr. Kumar Pradhan received his PhD in history from Calcutta University and served in the Department of History, Darjeeling Government College, from 1966 to 1984 when he took over as the Principal of Kurseong College, Kurseong.He is the author of The Gorkha Conquests: The Process and Consequences of the Unification of Nepal with Particular Reference to Eastern Nepal (1991/2, OUP).
Dr Pradhan is also an eminent writer and critic who has edited a number of literary journals and anthologies and published learned articles in Nepali.He is the author of A History of Nepali Literature (1984), published by the Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi, in the Sahitya Akademi Histories of Literature Series.His work, Pahilo Pahar (1982), was awarded the Bhanubhakta Puraskar for 1983 by the Nepali Academy instituted by the Government of West Bengal.He received the Nepali Sahitya Sammelan Puraskar awarded by Nepali Sahitya Sammelan in 2002, and the Aam Smriti Puraskar, an award given every three years for contributions to the Nepali language and literature, instituted by Nepali Sahitya Parishad of Sikkim in 2003.
After retiring from teaching in 1993, he started publishing and editing Sunchari Samachar the first Nepali-language daily in India.
SOCIAL SCIENCE BAHA : Mahesh Chandra Regmi Lectures
www.soscbaha.org, 3 Sept 2010 [cached]
by Kumar Pradhan
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In 'bfhL{lnªdf g]kfnL hftLotf / jt{dfg s]xL hghftLo c8fgx¿' ('Nepali Ethnicity in Darjeeling and Some Current Ethnic Stances'), Pradhan follows the historical trajectory of the Nepali migration into Darjeeling . Travellers' accounts and local annals from the 19th and early 20th centuries attest to centuries-old migrations into the area by today's Nepali ethnic groups. Pradhan notes that the majority of the Nepali settlers there belonged to the proletariat.
The majority of these migrants belonged to the numerous matwalis groups, and despite their ethnic differences, these settlers forged a common Nepali ethnic identity. Pradhan explains how the process of Nepali identity creation in
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Numerous ethnic organisations have sprung up, but Pradhan concludes the lecture with reasons to suggest such a dissolution may not in fact take place. According to him, the Nepali language and the common historical destiny of the Nepali people there are the pivotal binding forces for the continued existence of a collective Nepali identity.
Kumar Pradhan received his PhD in history from
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Pradhan is also an eminent writer and critic who has edited a number of literary journals and anthologies and published learned articles in Nepali. He is the author of A History of Nepali Literature (1984), published by the Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi, in the Sahitya Akademi Histories of Literature Series. His work, Pahilo Pahar (1982), was awarded the Bhanubhakta Puraskar for 1983 by the
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