Monument Conservation in Nepal
A French writer has described Kathmandu Valley as the Florence of Asia, the city of art par excellence. Indeed no-where else in the world can one find the concentration of nature, culture, art and tradition that exists in this beautiful valley, In 1979 UNESCO recognized it as a World Heritage Site. Some have even called it Venice of East and indeed, the narrow streets with old artistically and architecturally rich houses could certainly be compared to Venice. But today, Nepal's image as Shangrila is fast eroding,
For more than two decades author had responsibility for heritage conservation in Nepal. In this book he has tried to document all those events and incidents, the sweet and sour experiences, that he faced in his long career. This book would give a reader insights into the problems and sorrowful conditions of heritage conservation in Nepal, the Kathmandu Valley in particular. Cultural historical details presented in a readily accessible style and superb photographs, make this book very unique.