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Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu, Nepal

« Nepal has a rich multi-lingual literary history dating back to the Malla Dynasty in the 12th century...Literature was orally produced, written and enacted through dance-dramas and songs. »  —Suvani Singh, Literary Arts in Nepal

Life is normal
only a bus carrying
infants, youth, and old
had to be gathered in scraps
only the skull of a fifteen year old
had to be collected and identified
by his mother...

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On a stage
musicians were engrossed
under the gaze of village and town folk
to set the chords
guitars, sitars, veenas and drums
myriads of sounds
in the making.

Audience...

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She swirled the glass. The wine tossed and churned, the crimson waves at fight with each other until a drop bounced, hit the edge, teetering dangerously before plopping down on the white couch.

She just...

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When we started our business in 2008, the idea of a bookshop akin to a literary salon was an appealing prospect. Literary events that were organized in the city were either invite only book launches or a lack luster...

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When we started our business in 2008, the idea of a bookshop akin to a literary salon was an appealing prospect. Literary events that were organized in the city were either invite only book launches or a lack luster...

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Post-revolution Nepal is in a state of flux.

What happened? Why? What is happening in this country? This year, three English language writers who reported regularly during the People's War have come up with...

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In a far off land, there was a king named Madhukar. He had seven brothers. All of them used to go on hunting always. As they set off for hunting, they used to come to a resting place (chautari) near...

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The Translation Series will be a special volume of La.Lit, a literary magazine that seeks to engage a broad community through literature and art. The overarching goal of the series is to promote regional literary...

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For longer than I wanted, my father asked me to become someone else, not verbally, but by the time I told him, not verbally, that Icouldn’t be that person, he said he had known all along.

“Tell me what...

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“You get a strange feeling when you leave a place, like you’ll not only miss the people you love but you miss the person you are at this time and place because you’ll never be this way ever again.”

– Azar...

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I was born in a remote village in the mountainous region of western Nepal. Until I grew up as a school boy in that remoteness and learnt that a bigger world existed beyond what I could see around, my entire...

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The history of Nepali literature is roughly two hundred years old. With the unification of Nepal (1769), Nepali language developed as a lingua franca. At the time of unification, Nepal spread from Darjeeling in the...

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