Dayaram Bhakta Mathema’s memoir published posthumously

Published On: August 13, 2016 01:28 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

Kathmandu, Aug 12: Late Dayaram Bhakta Mathema’s memoir ‘Anubhav ra Anubhuti’ was released posthumously in an event in Kathmandu. The book is published by Daya Foundation.

The program was chaired by senior culture expert Satya Mohan Joshi, the first governor of Nepal Rastra Bank Himalaya Shumsher J.B. Rana, renowned historian Dr Safalya Amatya, and former vice chancellor of Tribhuvan University Kedar Bhakta Mathema. 

“This book has a different role in informing the common people about the political and social history of the nation. It is an important book on Nepal’s history,” said Joshi. 

Mathema worked as a secretary for King Tribhuwan and King Mahendra. The memoir records the political accounts of the autocratic Rana regime and the first movement of democracy of 2007 B.S. (1951 A.D.). The book ends with his entrepreneurial activities after the retirement.     

One of the sections of the book details the time period when King Tribhuwan took asylum in the Indian Embassy during the Rana Regime. 

Executive member of Daya Foundation, Neeva Mathema Pradhan, said, “We struggled a lot to publish this book. The only aim that we had in releasing this book was to let Nepali people know about the author’s experiences and also make today’s youth understand about our national 


Himalaya Shumsher J.B. Rana commented that the book brings back the memories of 1951 revolution and that it is a must read to know about Nepal’s history. 

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