India-Nepal: A Relationship Revisited in ‘Kathmandu Chronicle’


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KV Rajan and Atul K Thakur have produced Kathmandu Chronicle: Reclaiming India-Nepal Relations. This book offers a unique perspective, meshing the recollections and reflections of a seasoned ambassador, KV Rajan, with the real-life macroeconomic insights of policy professional, Atul K Thakur. Rajan’s tenure in Nepal spanned five and a half critical years, from the spring of 1995 to March 31, 2001. This period witnessed the commencement of Nepal’s democratisation, as the nation transitioned from an absolute to a constitutional monarchy. However, this period also saw the tragic foreshadowing of the monarchy’s eventual end, catalysed by the mysterious massacre in Narayanhiti...