A manuscript of 1000 plus pages with a couple dinosaur drawings sits among several piles of other children’s books at the Kathalaya office. Shanta Dahal, production manager at the publication house, has recently been going through it and it is apparent that this is a project she is particularly excited about.
“Perhaps for the very first time, we have a fictional story in Nepali with elements of paleontology. The characters here are all dinosaurs. These are basics that senior school students have to learn about in their science classes. We thought a book like this would make it more interesting for them to study,” explains Dahal.