On June 16, 2014, The City Museum Kathmandu hosted the book launch of Prashant Jha’s book “Battles of the New Republic: A Contemporary History of Nepal.”
Aditya Adhikari was the moderator of the panel discussion which included Former Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai, Member of Parliament Gagan Thapa, writer CK Lal and Prashant Jha.
Battles of the New Republic is Jha’s personal account of Nepal’s political transition. “I would like to thank everyone of you for being here today and to many of you whose contributions made this book possible,” said Jha, before introducing the panelists. “I was able to learn a lot during that time period. But I also didn’t see and hear everything. I have written an honest book, rather than an objective one.”
View pictures from the book launch on The City Museum Kathmandu Facebook page
Image source: The City Museum Kathmandu Facebook page
Some text from Niranjan Kunwar’s The Huffington Post coverage