The Dharahara and the Nepali public by Michael Hutt

By rk24|September 11, 2017|Uncategorized|0 comments

Questions about public memory, history and identity often arise in the aftermath of a major natural disaster.  When the earthquake that struck east-central districts of Nepal on 25 April 2015 destroyed the Dharahara, a 203-foot tower erected in Kathmandu nearly two hundred years ago, its ruined stump provided a focal point for many of them. Although it was unloved by most cultural historians, in the immediate aftermath of the 2015

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