Kul Chandra Gautam's book enters third impression

KATHMANDU: Former Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations Kul Chandra Gautam’s book “Lost in Transition: Rebuilding Nepal from Maoist mayhem and mega earthquake” has entered the third impression within a month of its release. The book was launched on December 12.

According to the publisher, nepa~laya, the author has been invited to give talks in various forums within Nepal and abroad, and the book has been well received by the market despite the ongoing crisis in the wake of blockade.

“I'm glad my book is being well received,” the publisher quoted Gautam as saying in a press release today.“The analysis and issues I have written in this book are not based on my reading of ideologies but from actually witnessing and experiencing them as practiced during my tenure as a UN staff member in many conflict-hit countries in political transition in Asia, Africa and Latin America.”

And we start!! #LostInTransition #neftalk @sujeevshakya @KulCGautam @renaudmeyer @SumanaShrestha pic.twitter.com/Nx3zH9vZpK

— Nepal Economic Forum (@NEFNepal) January 14, 2016

Meanwhile, Gautam is in India currently where he is scheduled to share a forum at the India International Center on January 19 with Indian Member of Parliament Shashi Tharoor and India’s former Ambassador to Nepal Rakesh Sood. Siddharth Mallavarapu, Associate Professor at the New Delhi-based South Asian University, will moderate the discussion.

Venue change for our book event on Tues, 19 Jan, 11am-1pm with @ShashiTharoor @KulCGautam @rakeshnms @SouthAsianUni pic.twitter.com/iMMoL8kzxZ — mallika shakya (@shakyanepal) January 16, 2016

Gautam is also scheduled to participate in a discussion at the Jaipur Literature Festival on January 25. Indian Journalist Bharat Bhusan will moderate a discussion titled “Lost in Transition: The Nepal Narrative” there. Gautam will share the panel with former Indian Ambassador to Nepal Jayant Prasad and Mallika Shakya, Associate Professor at the South Asian University.

Gautam's book centres on the social, economic and political challenges that Nepal faces and measures to be taken up to rebuild the nation badly affected by the decade-long Maoist insurgency and the recent earthquakes.

The author, who served as Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF and Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations, has called for an end to Nepal’s seemingly endless political transition and shifting the nation’s focus to economic development and social progress without further delay.

Priced at Rs 675, the book is available at leading bookstores in major cities, according to the publishers. READ ALSO: