The Gurkha's Daughter

The Gurkha's Daughter

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Item Code: NAF316
Author: Prajwal Parajuly
Publisher: Quercus Fiction
Language: English
Edition: 2013
ISBN: 9781848662759
Pages: 288
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details 8.0 Inch x 5.0 Inch
Weight 350 gm
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About the Book

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.


About the Author

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.




The Cleft 1
Let Sleeping Dogs Lie 39
A Father's Journey 63
Missed Blessing 103
No Land is Her land 139
The Gurkha's Daughter 173
Passing Fancy 209
The Immigrants 241

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