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Madan Puraskar Pustakalya, Nepal


The Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya (MPP) is the principal archive of books and periodicals in the nepali language, the mother tongue (or lingua franca) of a little over 30 million people of South Asia. The Library is a



not-for profit, non-governmental institution that is run by a trust whose members are eminent men and women of letters of Nepal. In addition to the archival collection which is at the center of its focus, the Library is well known for its continuing work in the areas of publishing, education and training. It also manages two of Nepal's most prestigious literary prizes, the Madan Puraskar

and the Jagadamba Shree.
Project Team



Regional Project Leader:  Mr. Amar Gurung

He has an MA in Sociology from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. He is currently the director of the Nepali Font Standardization Project undertaken by Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya (www.mpp.org.np). He successfully led the first phase of the project which was unveiled at the Computer Association of


Nepal (CAN) INFOTECH on January 2003. Before joining MPP, he was involved as an e-governance consultant with Total Management Services (www.tms.com.np).


He has also worked as system analyst with Infocom Pvt Ltd(www.info.com.np). Mr. Gurung also volunteers as the coordinator of the Immersion Course on Contemporary Social Issues (a sixteen weeks social science course http://www.himalassociation.org/baha/ind


Architecture team:


Dr. Madhav Pokharel: Senior Linguist, specializing in Nepali, and is currently at Tribhuwan University in Kathmandu

Deepesh Shrestha, Member of Faculty at Kathmandu University

Sanat Bista, Member of Faculty at Kathmandu University

Srishtee Gurung, Masters in Computer Science, Team's Technical Manager

Monika Dhakwa, Outreach Executive


Development team:

Paras Pradhan, Senior Programmer  

Pawan Chitrakar, Senior Programmer
Subir Pradhanang, Junior Programmer
Basanta Shrestha, Junior Programmer
Laxmi Khatiwada, Linguist
Dibyendra Hyoju, Web-Manager



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