publication nepa~laya
Lost in Transition

Lost in Transition

What holds Nepal's economy back? And what would it take to unleash its development potential? This book tries to address these issues from the perspective of a Nepali development professional with extensive experience in international development. The author offers a candid critique of what ails Nepal's politics and economy, and how to rebuild the country from the ruins of the prolonged Maoist mayhem and the mega earthquake of 2015. He calls for an end to Nepal's seemingly endless political transition and shifting the nation's focus to economic development and social ... Show more

Formats Paperback, Kindle
ISBN (Paperback) 9789937909013
Language English
Publication Year 2018


The book is a valuable gift for Nepal's younger generation, as the author shares his inspiring vision for rebuilding a just and prosperous future.

Chandni Joshi

Former Regional Director, UNIFEM


The author brings an observer's sharp eyes and an analyst's close grasp to subjects desperately in need of close scrutiny.

Prof. Kedar Bhakta Mathema

Former Ambassador, Academic


Everybody interested in contemporary Nepal should read it.

Prof. Chaitanya Mishra



Kul Gautam’s book was like a crash course for a newcomer expat like me.

Renaud Meyer

Country Director, UNDP


Gautam’s book comes as an alternative narrative to the dominant radical narrative on contemporary Nepal.

Hari Sharma

Political scientist