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May 2020


here have been few days without rain this April and May in Kathmandu. That means more disease for Kathmandu. Not […]
May 30, 2020

History of Disease

lthough smallpox is now ‘unfamiliar to the world today’ historian Elizabeth Fenn has written that it was ‘a misery commonplace […]
May 20, 2020


In 1966, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched a worldwide campaign to eradicate smallpox. The aim was ‘zeropox’ — not just control of […]
May 5, 2020


A woman in Kathmandu carrying her child infected by small pox in 1964. Photo: WHO he smallpox virus plagued Nepali […]
May 2, 2020

April 2020


Irish-born painter Thomas Hickey’s painting in 1806 of three queens of Mysore where the royal woman on the right is […]
April 30, 2020

History of Disease

hen we think of Nepal’s history, mostly political events jump to mind: the expansion of the Gorkhali state, Jang Bahadur’s […]
April 28, 2020

March 2020


Patan Darbar Square Photograph taken by Bourne and Sheperd in 1870. Photo: The British Library athmandu in the 1880s was […]
March 21, 2020

July 2019

George Brooks inspecting vegetable farm in the early 1950s. Photo: US NATIONAL ARCHIVES ace formed a contentious part of the […]
July 16, 2019

March 2018

Our sense of the country’s history expands when we think beyond the political OUTBREAK: Experimental spraying for mosquitos on inner […]
March 28, 2018

February 2018

The first US Ambassador came to Nepal 65 years ago this week to push for socio-economic reform All Photos: Chester […]
February 18, 2018