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Three of Nepal’s largest public libraries were badly damaged in the 2015 earthquake. Only one has risen from the debris.

The Kaiser Library, one of Kathmandu’s few public libraries, is part of the larger Keshar Mahal palace complex and a work of art. Built in 1907 by Chandra Shumsher for his son, Kaiser (Keshar) Shumsher, the library holds over 50,000 books—25,000 of them donated to the Nepal government by Kaiser’s wife after his death in 1965. Three of Nepal’s largest public libraries were badly damaged in the 2015 earthquake. Only one has risen from the debris.
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Alisha Sijapati
Published at : April 2, 2019
Updated at : April 4, 2019 07:08
Kathmandu

Alisha Sijapati

Alisha Sijapati is an arts and culture reporter at The Kathmandu Post, primarily covering human interest stories. She is intrigued by history, culture and films. Before joining the Post in 2015, she worked as a journalist for The Himalayan Times and ECS Media.


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