About The Book


‘This book should be required reading for everyone in New Delhi dealing with Nepal and for anyone interested in understanding China’s growing footprint in the subcontinent.’ –  Srinath Raghavan, author of The Most Dangerous Place: A History of the United States in South Asia

‘This book introduces readers to Nepal anew.’ – Manjushree Thapa, author of Forget Kathmandu

‘A finely grained narrative’ – Shyam Saran, former Indian foreign secretary and ex-ambassador to Nepal, Business Standard

‘A must-read for both the expert and the lay reader’ – Manjeev Singh Puri, former Indian ambassador to Nepal, India Today

‘Deftly shows how people navigate ideas of identity and the marketplaces of the Himalayas’ – Asian Review of Books

‘A great contribution to Himalayan writings’ – Scroll.in

‘A rare book’ – The Record

‘A beautifully crafted narrative…peppered with historical accounts of Nepal’s northward turn’ – The Kathmandu Post

All Roads Lead North is the long view on Nepal’s foreign relations, as well as the story of China as a global power in the twenty-first century. Telling never-before-told stories about Tibetan guerrilla fighters, failed coup leaders and trans-Himalayan traders, this book examines the histories that tie remote Himalayan communities to each other. Part historical study, part journalistic account and all of it rigorously researched, Nepal analyst Amish Raj Mulmi writes a new, complex and compelling account of a small country caught between two neighbourhood giants.

(Available in bookstores across South Asia)