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Title:Nepal's Quest for Survival in a Challenging Geopolitical Setting
Author:M. R. Josse
Publisher:Nepal Foundation for Advanced Studies
Size:152 x 230 mm
Mana Ranjan (M.R.) Josse, a former Editor-in-Chief of The Rising Nepal dally, joined the newspaper at its founding in 1965. Following schooling at St. Augustine's, Kalimpong, India, he joined St. Xavier's College, Calcutta, obtaining a B.Sc. degree from Calcutta University in 1960. In 1961, he enrolled in Jadavpur University, Calcutta and secured its M.A. degree in international relations in 1963, standing second in order of merit.
He was Nepal's Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, 1985-1990. During 1988-1989, he served as Nepal's Alternate Representative to the UN Security Council.
After his stint in diplomacy he returned to journalism - this time in the private sector. He was one of the founding editors of the highly influential but short-lived The Independent weekly. For nearly two decades thereafter, he was associated with the People's Review weekly, Kathmandu - presently as Consultant Editor Emeritus.
Extensively travelled, in his fifty year-plus career in political journalism, he has to his credit thousands of published articles and columns on Nepalese politics, regional and international affairs, not to mention those on media-related issues.
He has been decorated with Prabal Dakshin Bahu (1970), Subarajyabishek Padak (1975), and prakhat Trishakti Patta (1982).
He was a member of the Board of Directors, National News Agency (RSS), L972-1,979. He twice served as a member of the Board of Directors, Gorkhapatra Sansthan, 1980-1982. In 1971, he was a member of a two-man taskforce to draw up the National Communication plan.