Nepal’s eminent public intellectual and Former Finance Minister Madhukar SJB Rana’s remarkable writings and policy works had the guiding influence on Nepal’s policymaking, his book “An Alternative Development Paradigm for Nepal” is a treasure trove as a single document to understand about the country’s crucial development profile and fundamentals. covering almost all the aspects of Nepal and South Asia’s priorities, the book is uniquely rich and deserves a wide-readership and long shelf-life.
Th book is also important as a development history of Nepal, a democracy in transition. In the post-Monarchy phases, Nepal’s democracyy and realpolitik have shown unique characteristics. In the process of big shifts, Nepal’s journey is worth a serious study. In the absence of a book written from the policy perspectives, it is difficult to get a one-stop solution. With his book (being published posthumously), Madhukar SJB Rana showed the way