Reasons for consideration:
This proposal includes one literary monthly magazine titled Madhuparka assembled at the MPP which is the largest and unique archive of Nepali language materials. The proposed literary magazine Madhuparka is among one of the oldest literary magazine published continuously to date since Jestha 2025 B.S. (1968 AD). Though a literary monthly magazine, it captures various subjects mainly history, culture and even anthropological studies written by renowned laureates and literary figures of Nepal. There are very few magazines that run continuously and cover the various issues not only from different parts of the Nepal but also from Nepali speaking world, outside Nepal. It also publishes occasional special issues that cover special themes such as travel, culture, language, ethnic and indigenous literature. If one were to choose only one literary magazine from Nepal to archive, Madhuparka has to be it.
Madhuparka – Published by Gorkhapatra Sansthan, Kathmandu; Government-owned, one of the oldest running publication house that publishes among other the Gorkhapatra, the earliest newspaper of Nepal.