Language Essay: Kathmandu

Apart from English, I speak Nepali and Hindi. Nepali is my mother tongue and the official language of my country Nepal. Nepali is spoken and understood well throughout Nepal. It is also considered to be one of the official languages of India as it is widely spoken in Eastern parts of India and especially in Darjeeling, Sikkim and Assam. The script of Nepali is Devnagari and in fact, even Hindi, follows the same script and many words are common to both languages.

The BTL has reached new participants and countries including Nepal. Though Nepal is a developing country, it is rich in culture, traditions, and languages. By inviting the participants of Nepal, the participants from other countries can be largely benefitted by sharing their cultures, customs, and traditions through the means of languages.

Nepali language has a long established history. Nepali poems, stories, novels are taught even in foreign universities that of US and UK. There are world famous Nepali writers who are/were best known for their good poetic skills and literature. Some of their literature has already been translated into English and other foreign languages.


Some very popular Nepali writers and their books are worth to mention here:

a. Laxmi Prasad Devkota - Muna Madan (epic)

b. Lekhnath Poudel - Tarun Tapasi (epic)

c. Balkrishna Sam - Mukunda Indira (drama)

d. Madhav Prasad Ghimire – Gauri (epic)

e. Biseswar Prasad Korala – Sumnima (novel)

f. Parijaat – Sirisko Phool (novel)

g. Guru Prasad mainali – Paralko Aago (story)