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Nepalese Fictions

Product ID: 8171678033
Book Name: ARRESTING GOD IN KATHMANDU
Author Name: Samrat Upadhyay
Price: USD 5
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From the first Nepali author writing in English to be published in the West, Arresting God in Kathmandu brilliantly explores the nature of desire and spirituality in changing society. With the assurance and unsentimental wisdom of a long-established writer, Upadhyay records the echoes of modernisation throughout love and family. Psychologically rich and astonishingly acute, Arresting God in Kathmandu introduces a potent new voice in contemporary fiction.

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Product ID: 8173031029
Book Name: Rupamati: A Novel Translated from the Nepali
Author Name: Rudra Raj pandey
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Rupamati: A Novel Translated from the Nepali by Rudra Raj pandey

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Product ID: 817769586X
Book Name: Under the Sleepless Mountain
Author Name: Nara Pallav
Price: USD 5
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Running through this emotive book are the common themes of love, life, death and politics: of womens struggle for liberation, the peoples demands for multiparty democracy, and relief from human suffering. This moving story by the distinguished female Nepalese writer Parijat does indeed offer a remarkabe insight into one of the several previous struggles for true democracy in this beautiful Himalayan Kingdom, a Zone of Peace.

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Product ID: 9780141007748
Book Name: The Tutor of History
Author Name: Manjushree Thapa
Price: USD 10
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Against The Brooding degeneration of a once mythical landscape Manjushree Thapa poignantly ecokes the simplicity and strength of Small lives.

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Product ID: 9780143066613
Book Name: Paradise in Our Backyard: A Blueprint for Nepal
Author Name: Karna Sakya
Price: USD 8
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If we say that Nepal has plunged into darkness, then it is our duty, our right, and indeed, our joy to save it. The fate of the country is in our hands. In Paradise in Our Backyard, Karna Sakya—conservationist, entrepreneur and patriot— relates how he set up the now iconic Kathmandu Guest House in his family’s historic house in Thamel. The hotel ushered in a new chapter in tourism in Nepal and was instrumental in establishing Thamel as the multicultural…

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Product ID: 9780143102649
Book Name: Tilled Earth
Author Name: Manjushree Thapa
Price: USD 6
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Startlingly original and closely observed stories that capture the dynamism and diversity of Nepali society in a time of great flux In Tilled Earth several compressed, poetic and deeply evocative micro-stories offer fleeting glimpses of small, private dramas of people caught midlife: an elderly woodworker loses his way in a modern Kathmandu neighbourhood; a homesick expatriate nurses a hangover; a clerk at the Ministry of Home Affairs learns to play Solitaire on the computer; a young man is drawn to…

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Product ID: 9780143103042
Book Name: Forget Kathmandu
Author Name: Manjushree Thapa
Price: USD 8
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In June 2001, King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah was killed in a massacre at Kathmandu’s Narayanhiti royal palace, allegedly by his own son, the crown prince, and the world took new notice of Nepal. Since then, several thousand lives have been lost to a violent Maoist insurgency and repressive state counter-insurgency. Parliamentary democracy, too—won late, in 1990—has been lost. And there are no clear indications of how long it will be before the civil war ends and popular government is…

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Product ID: 9780143103868
Book Name: The Lazy Conman and Other Stories: Folktales from Nepal
Author Name: Ajit Baral
Price: USD 8
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Do you not have eyes? Can’t you see that I am watering my tree?’ The merchant said, ‘But there are clothes on the branches.’ ‘Yes, I would expect a clothes-tree to grow clothes—wouldn’t you?’ Kakaji is a lazy man, much given to sitting around, until, one day, his wife kicks him out in a rage. After a series of adventures—which involve a tree that bears clothes and a dancing bear that shits silver coins—Kakaji comes home rich and resumes his…

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Product ID: 9780143417781
Book Name: The Lives We Have Lost: Essays and Opinions on Nepal
Author Name: Manjushree Thapa
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The Constituent Assembly of Nepal, in its very first meeting, abolished the monarchy in May 2008. After that watershed event, however, the way forward has been stalled by vexing questions. How is power in such a fractious polity to be shared? Which form of governance is best suited to the country - republicanism? federalism? How are the excesses of the decade long civil war to be reckoned? How is the People Liberation Army to be integrated with the Nepal Army?…

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Product ID: 9781580055819
Book Name: While the Gods were Sleeping: A journey Through Love and Rebellion in Nepal
Author Name: Elizabeth Enslin
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Love and marriage brought American anthropologist Elizabeth Enslin to a world she never planned to make her own: a life among Brahman in-laws in a remote village in the plains of Nepal. As she faced the challenges of married life, birth, and childrearing in a foreign culture, she discovered as much about human resilience, and the capacity for courage, as she did about herself.

While the Gods Were Sleeping: A Journey Through Love and Rebellion in Nepal tells a compelling…

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Product ID: 9781609521004
Book Name: Shopping For The Buddhas: An Adventure In Nepal
Author Name: Jeff Greenwald
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Shopping For The Buddhas: An Adventure In Nepal by Jeff Greenwald

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Product ID: 9788129113801
Book Name: New Nepal New Voices: An Anthology Of Short Stories
Author Name: Sushma Joshi and Ajit BAral
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New Nepal New Voices: An Anthology Of Short Stories by Sushma Joshi and Ajit BAral

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Product ID: 9788129116178
Book Name: Buddha's Orphans: A Novel
Author Name: Samrat Upadhyay
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Called “a Buddhist Chekhov” by the San Francisco Chronicle, Samrat Upadhyay’s writing has been praised by Amitav Ghosh and Suketu Mehta, and compared with the work of Akhil Sharma and Jhumpa Lahiri.

Upadhyay’s new novel, Buddha’s Orphans, uses Nepal’s political upheavals of the past century as a backdrop to the story of an orphan boy, Raja, and the girl he is fated to love, Nilu, a daughter of privilege.Their love story scandalizes both families and takes readers through time and…

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Product ID: 9788129135230
Book Name: The City Son: A Novel
Author Name: Samrat Upadhyay
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In The City Son, acclaimed and award-winning author Samrat Upadhyay has crafted a spare, understated work examining a thorny subject: a scorned wife s obsession with her husband's illegitimate son. 

When Didi discovers that her husband, the Masterji, has been hiding his beautiful lover and their young son Tarun in a nearby city, she takes the Masterji back into her grasp and expels his second family. Tarun s mother, heartsick and devastated, slowly begins to lose her mind, and Tarun…

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Product ID: 9788129137289
Book Name: City of Dreams: Stories
Author Name: Pranaya SJB Rana
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City of Dreams is set in the multifaceted, fast-changing Nepali capital, Kathmandu. Through a series of deftly woven short stories, it exposes the interaction of city-dwellers with this teeming, schizophrenic metropolis, caught in the tussle between tradition and modernity.

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Product ID: 9789350880357
Book Name: Breaking Twilight
Author Name: D.b. Gurung
Price: USD 10
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Breaking Twilight

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Product ID: 9789937215121
Book Name: The Country is Yours: Contemporary Nepali Literature
Author Name: Manjushree Thapa
Price: USD 8
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Modern Nepali literature started late, in the 1930s. As a response to state censorship, one group of high modernists sought to locate human freedom in the play of language. Another group wrote more directly in favour of social justice. From these pioneers emerged the ‘democrats’ and the ‘progressives’, the distinctions between which have gradually blurred since the re-establishment of democracy in 1990. The Country is Yours is a collection of contemporary Nepali literature. Organized in four sections—‘The Perplexity of Living’,…

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Product ID: 9789937275460
Book Name: All The Best: Imagine-Explore-Implement
Author Name: Karna Shakya
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All The Best: Imagine-Explore-Implement by Karna Shakya

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Product ID: 9789937623681
Book Name: Devlin's Chakra
Author Name: Neville Sarony
Price: USD 15
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Having masterminded the daring escape of the infant 15th Dalai Lama over the Himalayan passes, Max Devlin has barely recovered from his injuries when he finds himself caught up in a Sino-Indian tussle over the Tibetan leader’s treasure.
Out of expediency, Devlin’s Sherpas deposit the trove with the Rumtek Monastery in Sikkim, the spiritual home of the Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. Supporters of the two competing reincarnations of the tulku Gyalwa Karmapa — each secretly backed by…

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Product ID: 9789937629911
Book Name: Crossing Shadows
Author Name: Shiwani Neupane
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"He couldn't imagine having no memory whatsoever. He thrived and lived in them and knew that the man he had become was Only because of his many experiences. They defined him and destroyed him and without it, he would have no identity."

She had read stories of estranged lovers, mostly in books tourists left behind on dirt tracks and temples. She had sympathised with the heroines and heroes and felt sorry for them but all of it was fiction. She…

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