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Kingdom lost, republic gained

Sagar SJB Rana’s sequel to Singha Durbar is an insider look at post Rana-era Nepal

Sonia Awale

Ground reality of landlessness in Nepal

The first popularly elected government led by B P Koirala enacted the Birta Abolition Act in 1959, that required zamindars formerly granted...

Nepal’s elusive ‘Great Transformation’

This short book, Political Economy of Social Change and Development in Nepal, by Jeevan Sharma, a senior lecturer on South Asia and...

King Mahendra didn’t pay hunting bill in US

The Anchorage Daily News in its 18 October edition has profiled a US Navy veteran who guided King Mahendra and Queen Ratna...

How Nepali antiquities got to Chicago museum

Two months after the Art Institute of Chicago returned a stolen 800-year-old stone sculpture, many more of Nepal’s religious antiquities have been...

How Nepali antiquities got to Chicago museum

Two months after the Art Institute of Chicago returned a stolen 800-year-old stone sculpture, many more of Nepal’s religious antiquities have been...

Remembering the 1961 census

Sixty years ago, I arrived at Kolmuda of Kailali district as part of a 14-member team to help conduct the sixth decennial...

Niranjan Koirala, 73

It was a glowing autumn afternoon in Bhaktapur with the sun warming the terracotta roof tiles and moulded brick facades. Keanu Reeves...

Lisa Choegyal

America, Nepal and the Royal Coup

On 15 December 1960 (पुस १) exactly 60 years ago, King Mahendra ordered the jailing of Prime Minister BP Koirala and other...

America, Nepal and the Royal Coup

On 15 December 1960 (पुस १) exactly 60 years ago, King Mahendra ordered the jailing of Prime Minister BP Koirala and other...

Tom Robertson
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