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Kathmandu Days: The Blight and the Plight

by Chandra K. Bhatt
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  • ISBN: 9789385285493

Author: Chandra K. Bhatt

Languages: English

Number Of Pages: 196

Binding: Hardcover

Package Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.6 x 0.6 inches

Release Date: 15-11-2016

Details: For years, Nepal was ravaged by a civil war. On one side were the King and the democratically elected government, on the other side were brutal Maoist revolutionaries who terrorized the countryside. After years of war, one night most members of the Nepalese Royal Family were assassinated.

The official story? The Crown Prince shot all of them and then himself because he could not marry the woman he loved. The story most Nepalese believe? The King was assassinated because he was secretly working with the Maoists to destroy the democratically elected government.

Kathmandu Days: The Blight and the Plight is a great novel for anyone interested in real life political conspiracies! The story of the civil war is paralleled by chapters focusing on the disruption and corruption it brought to Nepalese society. That story is personified in Nawin and his family and friends. He leaves his family responsibilities of looking after his stepmother and disabled half-brother, to find a job in Kathmandu. Nawin and the colourful people he meets illustrate traditional Nepalese culture along with the intrusion of outside elements. The two stories are dramatic, spanning decades.