Book review

Kathmandu and the Kingdom of Nepal (Guidebook to Nepal)

"Simply written and practical"

The Times, London

"Clearly he is in love with his country"

The West Australian, Perth, Australia (13/11/76)

"Prakash Raj writes as well traveled and sophisticated Nepalese journalist"

Far Eastern Economic Review, Hong Kong (30/11/79)

"..highly recommended.. the best little modern guide this reviewer has yet seen on this mountain kingdom"

Pacific Travel News, San Francisco

"An original feature is the inclusion of many quotations from individual foreign visitors interviewed by the author."

World Bibliographical Series, John Whelpton, Oxford, 1990

"..And when it comes to travel literature, Prakash A.Raj is the name to reckon with. His credibility as the country’s best travel writer cannot be contended…"

The Rising Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal, (8/3/1996)

"Ready reckoner on the lovely little kingdom, aimed at the backpacker"

India Today, Delhi, INDIA (29/11/1999)

"..it comes across as an extremely informative, well conceived general guidebook for the tourist who plans to visit or read up on the Kathmandu and/or other parts of the kingdom".

The Independent, Kathmandu, Nepal (31/3/1993)

"..it comes across as an extremely informative, well conceived general guidebook for the tourist who plans to visit or read up on the Kathmandu and/or other parts of the kingdom".

The Independent, Kathmandu, Nepal (31/3/1993)


Royal Chitwan National Park

"Prakash A.Raj who has written a number of guidebooks in Nepal has added a feather in his cap with a book that deals with the Chitwan Park. What is striking about the book is the writer’s eye for detail."

The Kathmandu Post, 23/3/95

"Another important book has come from the pen of the renowned travel writer, Prakash A.Raj…. Precision of detail, relevance of the information, clarity and brevity are the author’s forte and that is still very much in evidence in the book under review".

The Rising Nepal, 14/4/95

"This small travel guide contains a wealth of information on Chitwan National Park and the area immediately surrounding the Park, especially Sauraha."

The Independent, Kathmandu (21/6/95)


Kay Gardeko- The Royal Massacre in Nepal

"Prakash A.Raj who has written a number of guidebooks in Nepal has added a feather in his cap with a book that deals with the Chitwan Park. What is striking about the book is the writer’s eye for detail."a) ´ …in many ways the early release of the book on the royal tragedy may hardly disadvantage Raj who is not merely giving a reportage of the incident. He is travel writing here, weaving the macabre with factual introductions on Nepal, Nepali conspiracies, culture, politics, history and royalty. By doing so, his experiences ensures good reading since this is evidently his forte."

The People’s Review, (11/10/01)


Maoists in the Land of Buddha

"Prakash A.Raj, with his experience as a consultant for various international agencies as well as lecturer on Maoist insurgency in Nepal at several American colleges and universities, has brought out a comprehensive book chronicling the turn of event post-1996 and analyzing the social, political and ethnic roots of the conflict"

The Kathmandu Post, (28/3/04)

"At a time when other books are largely descriptive in nature this one written by Raj is informative as it tries to explain all the different news report published in various newspapers. From its origin to organizational capability and propaganda war and other matters, Raj has made hard efforts to analyze them. One of the important part of the book is that the author has extensively researched relevant information from various sources."

Spotlight weekly, Kathmandu, (11/6/04)

"I have no hesitation in recommending the book to those interested in Nepal’s Maoist insurgency, particularly those who have little or no knowledge about a subject the importance of which is growing by the day"

The People’s Review, (26/2/04)
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