Author: Micheal James HuttTranslator(s)/ Edito: Micheal James HuttPublisher: Motilal BanarsidassYear: 2007Language: EnglishPages: 333ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788120811560
Himalayan Voices provides admirers of Nepal and lovers of literature with their first glimpse of the vibrant literary scene in Nepal today.An introduction to the two most developed genres of modern Nepali literature - poetry and the short story – this work profiles eleven of Nepal’s most distinguished poets and offers translations of more than eighty poems written from 1916 to 1986. Twenty of the most interesting and best-known examples of the Nepali short story are translated into English for the first time by Michael Hutt. All provide vivid descriptions of Life in twentieth-century Nepal.While the Nepali short story adapted its present form only during the early 1930s, it has developed a surprisingly high degree of sophistication. These stories offer insights into the workings of Nepali society: into caste, agrarian relations, social change, the status of women, and so on. Such insights are more immediate than those offered by scholarly works and are conveyed by implication and assumption rather than analysis and exposition.This book should appeal not only to admirers of Nepal, but to all readers with an interest in non-Western literatures.
PrefaceAcknowledgmentsNote on transliterationIntroductionPART ONE - THE POETS OF NEPAL:Nepali PoetryLekhnath Paudyal (1885-1966)Balkrishna Sama (1909-1981)Lakshmiprasad Devkota (1909-1959)Siddhicharan Shreshtha (b. 1912)Kedar Man "Vyathit" (b. 1914)Gopalprasad Rimal (1918-1973)Mohan Koirala (b. 1926)Bairagi Kainta (b. 1939)Parijat (b. 1937)Bhupi Sherchan (1936-1989)Banira Giri (b. 1946)Bhairava Aryal (1936-1976)Haribhakta Katuval (1935-1980)Ishwar Ballabh (b.1937)Hem Hamal (b. 1941)Krishanabhushan Bal (b. 1947)Bimal Nibha (b. 1952)Ashesh Malla (b. 1954)Minbahadur Bishta (b. 1954)Avinash Shreshtha (b. 1955)Bishwabimohan Shreshtha (b. 1956)PART TWO - SELECTED SHORT STORIES:The Short Story in NepaliGuruprasad Mainali (1900-1971)Bishwehwar Prasad Koirala (1915-1982)Bhavani Bhikshu (1914-1981)Shivkumar Rai (b. 1916)Daulat Bikram Bishtha (b. 1926)Bijay Malla (b. 1925)Ramesh Bikal (b. 1932)Shankar Lamichhance (1928-1975)Indra Bahadur Rai (b. 1928)Poshan Pande (b. 1932)Tarini Prasad Koirala (1922-1974)Parashu Pradhan (b. 1943)Dhruba Chandra Gauitam (b. 1944)Manu Brajaki (b. 1942)Kishor Pahadi (b. 1956)Glossary Bibliography Index