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Claremont Speaks
Feb. 1, 2023

Dr. Deepak Shimkhada - Claremont-based author, historian, Nepalese art expert and educator - previews and discusses his latest works.

Dr. Deepak Shimkhada - Claremont-based author, historian, Nepalese art expert and educator - previews and discusses his latest works.

Dr. Deepak Shimkhada, PhD, returns to Claremont Speaks to provide some insight into four new books he has either written or been a chief collaborator.   As way of recording the highlights of his nearly eight decades of extraordinary experiences, Dr. Shimkhada chronicles many of his best memories in Nepal to California: A Life of Adventure and MemoriesHe recounts growing up in a small village near Mt. Everest, his transition to Kathmandu, Chicago and then Los Angeles,  Dr. Shimkhada takes the reader on a ride of discovery and adventure that few are privileged to experience.
Dr. Shimkhada recently completed one of his long-term projects, the translation to English of Sylvain Lévi's monumental work Le Népal: Étude Historique d’un Royaume Hindou, published in French in the early 1900s.  Published as Nepal: Historical Study of a Hindu Kingdom from the original French manuscript, it has stood the test of time as the standard for scholarly work on Nepal.

In addition to his own children's books, Deepak has assisted and guided his young family members in writing their first books.

The Boy from the Planet Zobur, by Sanjan Mahalingam, is a vivid and captivating cautionary tale about the consequences of mis-treating the environment.

Just Keep Going, by Rohin Relan, weaves an inspirational story about growth and the power of family, and includes elements of soccer - popular in Nepal.  The starts in Kathmandu, a city familiar to Dr. Shimkhada and his large, multi-generational family.

Smart, eloquent and engaging to listen to, this insightful review of works is entertaining and informative even before reading them.  Each is available through Amazon - the links above will take you directly to the specific Amazon web-page.  Enjoy the interview and Dr. Shimkhada's latest works, and when you see him in and around Claremont, don't hesitate to tell him how much you enjoyed them.

Deepak Shimkhada, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor, Chaffey College
President, Indic Foundation (www.indic.org)
Email: dshimkhada@gmail.com
Amazon Author 
Twitter: @dshimkhada

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