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Reigning the River

Reigning the River

In Reigning the River, Anne Rademacher, MESc. ’99, Ph.D. ’05, illuminates the complexities of river restoration in Kathmandu—Nepal’s capital and one of the fastest-growing cities in South Asia. She examines how the competing visions of bureaucrats in state and conservation-development agencies, cultural heritage activists and advocates for the security of tens of thousands rural-to-urban migrants settled along the exposed riverbed affected urban river improvement. As clashes between Maoist revolutionaries and the Nepal government intensified, the river functioned as a last refuge from war-related violence. The book is published by Duke University Press.