Sunday, December 5, 2010

Poverty and hunger in Nepal circa 1909

Source: Patan Museum

The picture shows lines of poor people being fed at Tundikhel when the then autocratic Prime Minister Chandra Shamsher, fifth PM from the Rana dynasty, returned from Europe in 1909. The tall structure in the picture is Daharaha.

1 comment:

  1. Whatever you say or whatever the motive was behind this picture but back in those days atleast the autocratic Ranas were feeding the people. but today the so called democratic and republicans are snatching the food out of people's mouth