Nepal is passing through a critical phase of political transformation. Since the Royal Coup of 2005; the Maoist Ceasefire and April 2006 Novement for Democracy to April 2008 Constitutional Assembly, the country has witnessed a number of complex phases of political developments. The declaration of Nepal as a republican state, abolition of monarchy and the rise of the CPN (Maoist) party to the centre stage of politics are significant developments.
The issues of framing a new constitution, federalism, inclusive democracy, minority rights, economic reforms, social reconstruction, etc. are significant after the formation of the Constituent Assembly. The new Government of Nepal has to deal with these issues. Nepal's search for durable peace would rest on the amicable resolution of these problems and issues.
This study is an attempt to understand the various dimensions of the process of consolidation of peace in Nepal. It is hoped that the study will be helpful in understanding the main currents of the present days Nepali politics.