Witnessing Palace, Power and Politics

Publish On: April 1, 2018

Former Military Secretary Lt. Gen Vivek Kumar Shah with his thirty years of service in the Royal Palace has published book titled ‘Witnessing Palace, Power and Politics’.This book is an English translation of Maile Dekheko Durbar, a bestseller and one of the most commented and quoted books published in the Nepali Language.
A memoir of a former military secretary, it takes us deep into the intrigues at the Narayanhiti Royal Place and provides an inside-view into the momentous events of our times: the Royal Massacre, King Gyanendra’s wresting of all executive powers, the Maoists armed rebellion and its genesis and the forces backing it, the Comprehensive Peace Agreement between Nepal’s mainstream political parties and the Maoists, the end of monarchy, and the arrival of republicanism in Nepal. Written with courage and at great personal risk, the book is a must for anyone wanting to understand the contemporary history of Nepal.