Pokhara: Biography of a Town Author:Jagannath Adhikari
This book describes in detail the history of urbanization of Pokhara town, which is the fastest growing and one of the best-known towns in Nepal. The extraordinary history of growth and change over the last four decades is covered in the book. The process of urbanization and the consequent transformations in socio-economic, political, cultural and environmental aspects of the town are described. The folk and written literature, tourism and the interaction of the town with its hinterlands are other issues covered in the book. It is hoped that this study of transformations of Pokhara should shed light on the process of urbanization in Nepal.
About the Author:
Jagannath Adhikari is a social scientist. He has obtained his Ph.D. from The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. He is the author of 'The Beginnings of Agrarian Change' and 'Decisions for Survival', and co-author of 'New Lahures' and 'Food Crisis in Nepal'. He has published several research articles in Nepal and abroad. At present he is undertaking studies on socio-economic changes and environmental problems in west central Nepal, particularly Pokhara. He is a native of Pokhara.
David Seddon, Ph.D. in sociology, is a professor in the School of Development Studies, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. He is the author and co-author of several books on Nepal including 'Nepal in Crisis', 'Peasants and Workers of Nepal', 'Nepal - A State in Poverty' and 'New Lahures'. He has stayed in Pokhara for two years during 1974 and 1975, and conducted extensive studies in western hills and Terai.
Publication: Mandala Publications Number of Pages: 273 ISBN: 99933-10-14-x