THIMI: COMMUNITY AND STRUCTURE OF A TOWN KATHMANDU VALLEY
The present work on the town of Thimi of Kathmandu Valley was completed in 2002 as a PhD dissertation in Kyoto University. The research laboratory under Prof. Funo focussed on the study of Asian historic cities.The academic environment of the lab provided an excellent opportunity to pursue research works on the towns of Kathmandu Valley. Further, Dr. Funo’s research works on Asian cities, in many a respect, had traced the paths that this thesis could refer in its own journey. At this moment, I express my sincere gratitude for his invaluable support and guidance throughout the years of the research work.