A Boy from Siklis : The life and Times of Chandra Gurung

A Boy from Siklis : The life and Times of Chandra Gurung

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Author: Manjushree Thapa
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 2009
Language: English
Pages: 226
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9780143065487


‘It was in Chandra’ Nature to constantly woo support – Not by Exhorting people to Join his cause, but by working hard, and playing hard, and offering them a chance to join in. In between, he discussed bracing issues, asked Questions, Gossiped, Shared colorful anecdotes and Bawdy tales.’

In the last days of the monsoon in 2006, a helicopter crash in Nepal’s eastern hills claimed some of the country’s best, including the charismatic environmentalist Chandra Gurung.

Starting with his birth as the son of the headman of the small village of Silks, Manjushree Thapa follows the arc of his career as he achieved one democratic breakthrough after another in a conservation movement under royal patronage, where the royal family expected environmentalists to pander to their every whim.

Offering a historical view into Nepal’s conservation movement as a whole, A Boy from Siklis is the portrait of one man, of his times, and of a nation made and unmade—and made anew—by its quest for democracy.


A Dream Come True
The Chances of Survival Were Slim
Kanchha Mukhiya
Once in Fifty Years
Kumar Chandraprasad
To Become a Big Person
He Came Back a Hippie
He Hypnotized People
Royal Patronage
The Accidental Environmentalist
The Best Thing in My Life
It was the Association with the Royal Family
The Bewilderment Years
A House in Kathmandu
After the Storm