I recently came to learn about Mallika Shakya’s book Death of an Industry: The Cultural Politics of Garment Manufacturing during the Maoist Revolution in Nepal.
I have been wanting to learn more about Nepal’s garment industry for a long time. Mallika’s book could provide insights/analysis and could be instrumental in understanding what happened to the once flourishing industry of the country.
Her bio on South Asian University reads “I am an economic anthropologist with a PhD from LSE, and postdoctorals from Oxford and Pretoria. I work on industrialisation, socio-economic embeddedness and labour. I examined the rise and fall of readymade garment industry in Nepal between 2001 and 2011, which exposed me to the turbulent national politics rooted in the Maoist movement in Nepal during that time.”
Looking forward to picking up the book and reading it.