Contesting Place in a Post-colonial Space
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(Re)colonizing Tradition

A Pedestrian Guide to a "Traditional" City

Welcome to Bhaktapur

[1] The Tea Stall at Guhepukhu

[2] Nava Durga Chitra Mandir

[3] Khauma Square

[4] Tourist Motor Park

[5] Indrani Pitha

[6]Lasku Dhwakha Gate

[7]Char Dham


[8]Cafe de Temple

[9]Batsala Temple

[10] Batsala Temple

[11] City Hall

[12] The Procession Route

[13] Pujari Math

[14] The Peacock Restaurant

[15] Sewage Collection Ponds

[16] Bhairavanath Temple

Broken Sewage System

As the sewage system indicates, it is almost universally agreed upon by the local people, Nepali officials, international governments, oppositional groups, non-governmental aid organizations, and academic critics that development has failed. Instead of the dream of abundance promised by theorists and politicians in the 1950s, the discourses and strategy of development produced the opposite: massive underdevelopment and impoverishment. After five decades of development and millions of dollars of development aid, Nepal is worse off then before. To understand the reasons for the failure, it is necessary to problematize development as a normalizing concept and to articulate its genealogy in the dialogue between contemporary Nepalese history and the postcolonial polity that marks the American ascendance to power after World War II.





Maps


Mandala Map

Tourist Map

Government
Map


Pedestrian
Tour Map


Bhaktapur
Durbar Square


Tacapa Map


Satellite
Photograph



Kathmandu
Valley


Goddesses
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2001 Gregory Price Grieve , Site design by GDL Historical Laboratories. .