The Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal, sandwitched between two Asian giants, India and China is ruled by a king, the only Hindu King in the world. In its chequered history during the last six decades, the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) -Maoists has established such a grip that the picturesque country, visited by the horde of tourists is now plagued by violence. ‘Nepal’s Maoist Movement and Implications for India and China’ writted by Nishchal Nath Pandey and published by Manohar (India) in the RCSS Policy Studies Series is a serious book which traces the origin of the widespread unrest in the hilly country in which majority of the population is steeped in abject poverty. The book also chronicles the birth and history of the communist movement in that country. Violence has become a routine affairs, affecting the economy of the country depending high on the tourists inflow. This is a welcome book to study the strife-torn country in South East Asia.