Following the spread of democracy across large parts of the world during mid 1980's and early 1990's research on democratization process has significantly increased. Te study of the process of transition form authoritarianism to democracy emphasizes the importance of democratic transferences in the framework of state consolidation, national integration and the concept of individual and group rights. This book seeks to r3store Nepal's political experience to its proper place in the current discourse on third wave of democracies, Nepal's struggle for democracy has as long history of six decades as its people carried on two decisi9ve movements in the process-against Rana autocracy in 1950s and the partyless panchayat system in 1990s. The struggle3 has yet not been completed. Infect, the people's movement of 1990 ultimately restored multiparty democracy in the country, but popular aspiration, expectation and grievances thwarted the institutionalization of the newly restored democratic dispensation.