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Product ID: # 8171678033
Book Name: ARRESTING GOD IN KATHMANDU
Author Name: Samrat Upadhyay
Price: US$ 5.00
Description: 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: # 9780141007748
Book Name: The Tutor of History
Author Name: Manjushree Thapa
Price: US$ 10.00
Description: 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: US$ 8.00
Description: 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 hub for tourism that it is today.
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Product ID: # 9780143102649
Book Name: Tilled Earth
Author Name: Manjushree Thapa
Price: US$ 6.00
Description: 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 d
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Product ID: # 9780143103042
Book Name: Forget Kathamndu
Author Name: Manjushree Thapa
Price: US$ 8.00
Description: 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 resto
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Product ID: # 9780143103868
Book Name: The Lazy Conman and Other Stories: Folktales from Nepal
Author Name: Ajit Baral
Price: US$ 8.00
Description: 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 life of indolence. Charact
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Product ID: # 9789937215121
Book Name: The Country is Yours: Contemporary Nepali Literature
Author Name: Manjushree Thapa
Price: US$ 8.00
Description: 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
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Product ID: # 9789937804646
Book Name: The End of the World: A Collection of Short Stories
Author Name: Sushma Joshi
Price: US$ 5.00
Description: A Sadhu predicts the end of the world. As the East and West come together, a young boy longs to taste cheese. A monsoon thunderstorm awakens memories of a flood. A young man returns from India and encounters the New Buddha. And a hungry policeman steals some vegetables. Amidst desire, longing and the awareness of suffering, these stories ask the common question: What is the nature of existence? Why do we suffer? Can we ever fulfill the hunger of the human heart?
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Product ID: # 99946-644-0-9
Book Name: Every Place Every People
Author Name: Peter J. Karthak
Price: US$ 3.95
Description: Peter Karthak?s prose burns with energy in this dark, compelling novel that is simultaneously a meditation on postcolonial displacement and the nature of good and evil. Through his irresistible characters, whose emotional lives are dramatized in the flawed beauty of the ?hill station? of Darjeeling, Karthak weaves a complex story that is at once suspenseful and reflective. It also marks him as a potent voice in Nepali literature in English. ? Samrat Upadhyay Indiana University, USA; author Read
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Product ID: # 99946-644-5-X
Book Name: Fragile Mountains
Author Name: MK Limbu
Price: US$ 6.00
Description: Fragile Mountains ? A novel about life, love, death and rebellion in the eastern hills of Nepal.? It is said that all human activities seem futile and insignificant against the backdrop of the mighty Himalayas. Yet, even here, as everywhere else, people have hopes, dreams and aspirations. That?s what keeps them going in this harsh and impoverished but enchantingly beautiful land. A fortunate few get to live their dreams, most don?t. But life goes on, as it must; like the river, twisting and Read
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Product ID: # Patricia McCormi
Book Name: Sold: Can She Ever Be free
Author Name: Patricia McCormick
Price: US$ 8.00
Description: Life is harsh in the mountain village in Nepal where Lakshmi works hard alongside her mother to look after the family. When her stepfather finds her a job as a maid in the city, Lakshmi begins the long journey to India dreaming of earning money and making her family proud. The truth that awaits her is a loving nightmare.
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Product ID: # xxx
Book Name: The Royal Ghosts
Author Name: Samrat Upadhyay
Price: US$ 5.00
Description: The Royal Ghosts features characters trying to reconcile their true desires with the forces at work in Nepali society. Against the backdrop of the violent Maoist insurgencies that have claimed thousands of lives struggling for peace and connection
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Product ID: # xxx
Book Name: Unleasing Nepal Past, Present and Future of the Economy
Author Name: Sujeev Shakya
Price: US$ 10.00
Description: The past decade has been an eventful one for Nepal. It has featured thwarted attempts at democracy, a royal massacre and a coup, and finally, Maoist guerrillas coming over ground, winning a popular electoral mandate and ending the centuries-old institution of monarchy. Unleashing Nepal has been written at a time when many fundamental questions on economic rights are being raised by an ever more assertive citizenry. It narrates the chequered history of the Nepal economy—from the time o
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Product ID: # xxx
Book Name: The Royal Ghosts: Stories
Author Name: Samrat Upadhyay
Price: US$ 5.00
Description: Description: With emotional precision and narrative subtlety, The Royal Ghosts features characters trying to reconcile their true desires with the forces at work in Nepali society. Against the backdrop of the violent Maoist insurgencies that have claimed thousands of lives, these characters struggle with their duties to their aging parents, an oppressive caste system, and the complexities of arranged marriage. In the end, they manage to find peace and connection, often where they least expect
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Product ID: # xxx
Book Name: The Guru of Love: A Novel
Author Name: Samrat Upadhyay
Price: US$ 5.00
Description: From the acclaimed author of Arresting God in Kathmandu, The Guru of Love is the engrossing story of a fevered love triangle set in contemporary Nepal. Ramchandra, a quiet math teacher, reluctantly enters into an adulterous relationship, and soon his double lives disastrously converge. When Goma, his wife by arranged marriage, learns of his affair, she demands that his mistress move into their small quarters. Unable to dissuade her, Ramchandra finds his desires and fears living side by side. Gom
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Product ID: # xxx
Book Name: A Boy from Siklis The Life and Times of Chandra gurung
Author Name: Manjushree Thapa
Price: US$ 10.00
Description: In the last days of the monsoon in 2006, a helicopter crash in Nepals eastern hills claimed some of the countrys best, including the charismatic environmentalist Chandra Gurung. Starting with his birth as the son of the headman of the small village of Siklis, Manjushree Thapa follows the arc of his career as he achieved one democratic breakthrough after another in a conservation movement under royal patronage, where the royal family expected environmentalists t
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