A Himalayan Kingdom in Transition Edited by Pradyumna P. Karan and Hiroshi Ishii
This book is a brief and highly selective introduction to growth and change in Nepal since the 1950s. Various aspects of Nepal's development and the challenges it faces are of practical as well as academic relevance to readers who are interested in the development of small, resource-poor, mountainous and land-locked nations. Nepal is now experiencing a period of major change in its economy, society, and environment. The general aim of this book is to provide an outline of some of the crucial issues facing the country and to explore how the social sciences can contribute to their understanding and management.