Laise Bunker briefly describes Nepal's political history. She notes that evidence of the west and Britain still exist from when Nepal was occupied. She describes the current panchayat system of government.
She emphasizes that the country's politics and culture are totally influenced by geography. There is an imbalance of food distribution in Nepal. They are net exporters of food to India on the whole. She notes the the country is divided in terms of religion, with North is Buddhist and the South Hindu, with Kathmandu being very mixed. Literacy is very low, but education is growing. Art and architecture are very rich.