The book discusses different aspects
of contemporary Nepalese society
Published by Nepal Foundation
For Advanced Studies and Friedreich Ebert Stiftung
Edited by: Ananda Prasad Shrestha,
Dev Raj Dahal, Devi Prasad Gautam and Shiva Raj
What developments the contemporary Nepalese
society has witnessed and experienced over the years?
If anybody wants to know the answer to this question,
reading a new book, which is the product of joint efforts
of various authors, could be informative.
From definition of democracy to introduction
of social system and civic education to general elections
and decentralization, the book briefly explains all the
Written as a part of the course study
for the higher secondary education, the book contains
articles on many issues explaining various phases of development.
Contributed by journalists, sociologists,
political scientists and economists, the subject matter
of the book is varied and deep. The book also highlights
the different parliamentary elections held in Nepal. Political
parties, civic society and role of NGOs and their contribution
to society are other informative parts of the book.
The concept of sustainable development
and environment and the process how priority has changed
are other important aspects of the book.
Although the book is written keeping
the higher secondary schools' students in mind, it can
be useful for the people of different walks of life.
Divided into 12 chapters, it deals with
historic as well as contemporary development of Nepalese
society limiting the idea just to the level of higher
secondary school. Different paradigms of political, social
and human rights are also well explained.
Journalist Dhruba Hari Adhikary, scholars
Dr. Krishna Bahadur Bhattachan, Shiva Raj Dahal, Ananda
Prasad Shrestha, Yesokanit Bhattachan, Dr. Devi Prasad
Gautam and Dev Raj Dahal have contributed their articles
in the book.
The National Newsmagazine, Vol. 20, No. 04, July 21
- July 27 , 2000.