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Kathmandu - Thomas Bell

Kathmandu - Thomas Bell

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Kathmandu is the greatest city of the Himalayas-a unique survival of cultural practices that died out in India 1000 years ago. In this book, Thomas Bell recounts his experiences from his many years in the city, exploring in the process the rich hi...

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  • Author Thomas Bell
  • Binding Paperback
  • Language English
  • Pages 468
  • Publisher Penguin Books
  • Book Name Kathmandu
  • Genre Outdoor Literature, Guide Books, Nature Writing, And Travel Memoirs

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Kathmandu is the greatest city of the Himalayas-a unique survival of cultural practices that died out in India 1000 years ago. In this book, Thomas Bell recounts his experiences from his many years in the city, exploring in the process the rich history of Kathmandu and its many instances of self-reinvention. Closed to the outside world until 1951 and trapped in a medieval time warp, Kathmandu is, as Bell argues, a jewel of the art world, a carnival of sexual license, a hotbed of communist revolution, a paradigm of failed democracy, a case study in bungled western intervention, and an environmental catastrophe. In important ways, Kathmandu’s rapid modernization can be seen as an extreme version of what is happening in other traditional societies.  Bell also discusses the ramifications of the recent Nepal earthquake.

A comprehensive look at a top global destination, Kathmandu is an entertaining and accessible chronicle for anyone eager to learn more about this fascinating city.

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