National Geographic : 1935 Mar
READING, WRITING, AND ARITHMETIC State education is offered the children of Nepal, and this schoolboy with his writing slate may be fortunate enough to win some day one of the Indian university scholarships given to deserving students. A score or more languages are spoken in the valley. .Photographs byMartin tiurlimann WITH HIS MIGHTY SWORD HE CLEFT THE HIMALAYAS Legend states that onesweep ofManjusri's blade parted the mountains, draining the lake believedtohave covered Katmandu Valley (see illustration, page 326). This rare picture shows the Buddhist deity who came from China and is now veneratedboth bylocal Hindus and Buddhists.