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Panauti : Past-Present [1976–2020] by Gérard Toffin (CEH) and Prasant Shrestha

Text by Gérard Toffin
Photos by Prasant Shrestha and Gérard Toffin
Ambassade de France Népal and Alliance Française, 2021
ISBN 978-9937-0-8212-9, 114 pages

This book shows how the historic town of Panauti has changed over the years.
Newspaper articles published in Nepal about the book’s release :

  • "Creation to destruction, then revival. New book documents preservation of Panauti’s monuments and intangible heritage as it prepares for Makar Mela", de Kunda Dixit, Nepali Times, 8 janvier 2022
    "The ancient town of Panauti is preparing for its once-in-12-years Makar Mela this month, a festival that dates back 1,000 years. Despite the Omicron scare, the town 40km west of Kathmandu expects 6 million pilgrims from Nepal and India during the month of Magh...." Read more.
  • "Photography and research are essential for public discourse", de Srizu Bajracharya, The Kathmandu Post, 12 janvier 2022
    "Located 32 km east of Kathmandu, Panauti, for many, might seem like a town frozen in time. Unlike most Newa towns in neighbouring Kathmandu Valley, Panauti still retains its old-world charm.
    But a new photography book by social anthropologist Gérard Toffin and Panauti-based photographer Prasant Shrestha, ‘Panauti : Past-Present [1976-20]’, shows how this historical town has changed over the years
    ..." Read more.