Hemang Dixit

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Dr. Hemang Dixit (born 11 June 1937) is a prominent Nepalese educationalist and author. He is also a renowned consultant paediatrician. He writes novels under the pseudonym Mani Dixit. He is currently the Principal of Kathmandu Medical College. In the past, he had worked as the Dean and Professor of Child Health of Tribhuvan University Institute of Medicine .[1] He has written various medical textbooks, novels, children’s books and poems.

His recent novel published in October 2011 is entitled Shatru of Kathmandu. Though a work of fiction, the author used the experience of his attempted murder by extortionists as a starting point for the story.[2][3]

Early life[edit]

Dr. Dixit did his initial schooling at Sherwood College, Nainital, India and Bishop Cotton School, Shimla, India.

Professional Role[edit]

He graduated in Medicine from Charing Cross Hospital Medical School, London University. He has worked at Bir Hospital and Kanti Children’s Hospital.

He has been a member of Nepal Medical Council for over two decades and has been its Vice Chairman for two terms.

He is a member of various associations, including Nepal Medical Association, Nepal Paediatric Society, Nepal Leprosy Relief Association, Nepal Red Cross . He has been the Vice President (1970-71 & 1974-75) and President (1991–92) of Nepal Medical Association. He has been the Vice President (1984–85) and President (1986–87) of Member of Nepal Paediatric Society.

He is also a member of Literary Association Nepal (LAN).


Technical Books[4]

  • Nepal’s Quest for Health, 3rd Edition, Educational Publishing House, ISBN 99946-641-7-4
  • 50 Years of NMA
  • My 2 Innings (Memoirs), 2nd Edition, Makalu Publication House
  • A Concise History of Medicine, Makalu Publication House

Books written under the pseudonym Mani Dixit

  • Shatru of Kathmandu, Educational Publishing House.
  • The Red Temple, 2nd Revised Edition Pilgrims Book House
  • Come Tomorrow, 2nd Edition Adarsh Books, India
  • Over the mountains, Ekta Books
  • Conflict in the Himalays, Ekta Books

Children’s Books

  • The Adventure of Chandra and Damaru-Two Boys of Nepal, 2nd Revised Edition, Pilgrims Book
  • House Friends Colony, 2nd Editions, Rupa & Co., India
  • Happenings in Shangri-La, 2nd Edition, Millenium Publication