Kathmandu, April 23: The English translation of “Maile Dekheko Durbar”, the bestselling book by former Military secretary to the king, Vivek Kumar Shah, has hit the bookstores. First published in 2010, Maile Dekheko Durbar” had created ripples in political circles.
Titled “Witnessing Palace, Power and Politics”, the book takes us deep into the intrigues at the Narayanhiti Royal Palace and provide an inside-view into the momentous events of our times: the Royal Palace Massacre, King Gyanendra’s wresting of all executive powers, the Maoists’ armed rebellion and its genesis and the forces backing it, the Comprehensive Peace Agreement between Nepal’s mainstream political parties and the Maoists, the end of monarchy, and the arrival of republicanism in Nepal. Written with valor and at great personal risk, the book is a must for anyone wanting to understand the contemporary history of Nepal.
The writer Shah said that many friends had requested him to translate “Maile Dekheko Durbar” as soon as it was out. “Now that the translation has come out,” Shah said, many people who didn’t have access to Nepali can enjoy the book.” He added, “The books is a living history; it will give certain insights into the recent history of Nepal.”
The book is published by FinePrint. The book is in hardcover and is priced at NRs 1012.