A disfigured servant girl plans to flee Nepal; a Kalimpong shopkeeper faces an impossible dilemma; a Hindu religious festival in Nepali Bhutanese refugee pins her hopes on the West; a Gurkha’s Daughter tries to comprehend her father’s complaints; two young Nepali Speaking immigrants meet in Manhattan.
These are just some of ht stories describing and dramatizing the experiences of both the Nepalese people and the Nepalese diaspora the people whose culture and language is Nepalese but who are dispersed to Bhutan, India and beyond.
From every perspective and on every page, Prajwal Parajuly Blends rich colour and vernacular to paint an eye-opening picture of a unique world and its people.
Prajwal Parajuly the son of an Indian father and Nepalese mother divides his time between New York and Oxford, but disappears to Gangtok, his hometown in the Indian Himalayas, at every opportunity.
Parts of the Gurbha’s Daughter were written while he was writer-in-residence at Truman State University, in Kirksville, Missouri.
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