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Nepalese Fictions

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: 9789937623797
Book Name: Other side of the Paradise
Author Name: Kenny Pandey
Price: USD 15
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Human being, by nature, regards his or her place of birth as paradise. Pemba, a Sherpa and the protagonist of Other Side of Paradise, too regards Nepal as his paradise. But when he moves to America after a lot of struggle and achieved his “American Dream”, he becomes deeply aware of the inevitable cultural shock, hybridization of food, language and social circumstances.

Like Pemba, an entire generation of Nepali youths believes that America is the ‘other side of paradise’ and wants to migrate and live there. Linda,…

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Product ID: 9789937623865
Book Name: Counsel in the Clouds: A Personal odyssey
Author Name: Neville Sarony
Price: USD 15
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Counsel in the Clouds is packed with friends and fraudsters, celebrities, historical events and anecdotes. There are jam sessions with local musicians, intransigent bureaucrats and newspaper debates on fictitious theology. The pioneers of modern Nepal can be found here. So can some of its rogues. Slippery politicians and businessmen are not spared; nor a selfish foreign powers.

Interwoven into this is Neville Sarony's exploration of a talented people and their culture and history. Part memoir, part history, it is a compelling,…

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Product ID: 9789937623896
Book Name: Voices in the Dark: A Century of Classic Nepali short stories about Women
Author Name: Ann Hunkins
Price: USD 10
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ANN HUNKINS is a writer's dream - she translates works from Nepali with the crisp diction of contemporary America, cutting to the heart of the story which may be set a century ago in a culture quite different from the ones we know. Her narrative force takes the reader on a journey through twentieth century Nepal through the streets of old Kathmandu, and through the troubled relationships between men and women from the Rana period to contemporary times. Herself a…

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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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Product ID: 9789937802116
Book Name: Palpasa Cafe
Author Name: Narayan Wagle
Price: USD 5
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powerful anti-war novel that will be read and talked about for years. It drags us beyond Shangri-La and forces us to look at the abyss below. Remarks: Sales of Palpasa Caf? in Nepali has crossed 16,000 and has been amongst the most talked about book in contemporary Nepali literature of recent times. The book has been part of many merits including the highly prestigious literary award in Nepal the Madan Puraskar. Edition: First English Edition

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Product ID: 9789937804646
Book Name: The End of the World: A Collection of Short Stories
Author Name: Sushma Joshi
Price: USD 5
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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…

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Product ID: 99946-644-0-9
Book Name: Every Place Every People
Author Name: Peter J. Karthak
Price: USD 3.95
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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 More..

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Product ID: 99946-644-5-X
Book Name: Fragile Mountains
Author Name: MK Limbu
Price: USD 6
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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…

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Product ID: Karna Sakya
Book Name: Paradise in Our Backyard: A Blueprint for Nepal
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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: Patricia McCormi
Book Name: Sold: Can She Ever Be free
Author Name: Patricia McCormick
Price: USD 8
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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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Book Name: The Royal Ghosts
Author Name: Samrat Upadhyay
Price: USD 5
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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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Book Name: Unleasing Nepal Past, Present and Future of the Economy
Author Name: Sujeev Shakya
Price: USD 10
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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 of unification, through…

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Book Name: The Royal Ghosts: Stories
Author Name: Samrat Upadhyay
Price: USD 5
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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 it— with the people directly…

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Book Name: The Guru of Love: A Novel
Author Name: Samrat Upadhyay
Price: USD 5
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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. Goma…

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Book Name: A Boy from Siklis The Life and Times of Chandra gurung
Author Name: Manjushree Thapa
Price: USD 10
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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 to pander to their every whim. Offering…

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Book Name: The Dark Mermaid
Author Name: Amar Shrestha
Price: USD 5
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Kali is a 12 year old girl, born Kalawati, living in Birganj, a sub metropolis of Nepal. She is a local swimming champion, bright in studies and popular with others. Unfortunately, she is afflicted with asthma and her parents decide to send her to Darjeeling for her studies, as the weather there is more compatible for her health. She joins Mount Hermon School and the story continues.

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