Women’s team to lead Publication Nepalaya
Jan. 30, 2020
Publication Nepalaya starts 2020 with a new set of leadership. Both the executive positions linked to editorial and management are now to be headed by a capable women team.
Management will be headed by Saijan Maskey and Editorial will be led by Bhushita Vasistha.
Maskey is a student of Marketing and longtime Nepalaya associate. Vasistha is a student of literature, writer and avid reader.
The new publication team has been working for creating a fresh catalogue for the year 2020.
“I am confident the new team will bring freshness not only to the Nepalaya catalogue but to the saturated Nepali publication industry as well.” Said Kiran Krishna Shrestha of Nepalaya.
Talking about her new undertaking and responsibility as a publisher of Nepalaya, Bhushita Vasistha said, “Publishing women is to publish pluralized voices, the voices from the margin that often get lost in the process of being translated into the standardized language of hegemony. Pluralized publishing is a special privilege that only a democratic society can safeguard. And in turn, democracy can only thrive in the hands of well-informed citizens, who can empathize beyond their immediate prejudice. Not surprising then, we will begin the year with celebrating women writers.”
Sharing publication Nepa-laya’s management policy adaptation, CEO of Publication Nepa-laya Saijan Maskey said, “We have published 45 books so far and we believe that this year will mark our long term policy to publish and disseminate the voice from the margin, of which women form a significant part.” She further added, “At Nepalaya we have always been looking for works with longer shelf life, and we will continue to focus in that direction.”
“As one of the players in the industry, it becomes our responsibility to provide new impetus to the industry, which we have been doing since our first publication Palpasa Café in 2005.” Said Kiran Krishna Shrestha, founder of Nepalaya. “With the new leadership I look forward to seeing Nepalaya contribute more to the industry and the Nepali readers,” he added.