Stolen images of Nepal
Bangdel's book provides photographic documentation, juxtaposing Before and After images of places that held statuary. Bandel says, "I felt it was important to provide strong and authentic photographic evidence of sculptures which were stolen from the Valley and surrounding areas."
"When the devotees and people of the country are deprived of their gods and goddesses, their hearts bleed. The stealing of such religious images is an atrocity, a serious crime... Let us hope that some day these stolen sculptures will be returned to their respective temples and shrines.".