Singha Durbar: An Insider’s Story

by Sagar S. J. B. Rana

  • Category History
  • Format Paperack
  • Imprint Rupa
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  3. Date: March 2017


The Ranas of Nepal were de facto rulers of the kingdom for slightly over a century, reigning as prime ministers of the state, with the king as a figurehead. Their rule, while bringing stability to a fraught empire, has also been criticized for economic and religious excesses, and for tyranny. Now, for the first time, a descendant of the Rana clan opens up about his family, setting right certain historical misconceptions, and offering an honest critique of what was one of the most vital periods in the history of Nepal. Frank, forthright and utterly balanced, Singha Durbar: An Insider’s Story is one of the most important historical accounts to have been published from Nepal in recent years.


SAGAR S.J.B. RANA, now retired from public life, lives and works in Kathmandu.