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The Gurkha's Daughter


A pioneering collection describing and dramatizing the Nepalese diaspora - the displacement and exile of the Nepali-speaking world

*SHORTLISTED FOR THE DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE*

A disfigured servant girl plans to flee Nepal; a Kalimpong shopkeeper faces an impossible dilemma; a Hindu religious festival in Darjeeling brings with it a sacrifice; a 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 the stories of the people whose culture and language is Nepalese but who are dispersed to India, Bhutan 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.

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  • Auteur : Prajwal Parajuly
  • Éditeur : riverrun
  • Date de parution : 17/08/18
  • EAN : 9781780872957
  • Format : ePub
  • Nombre de pages: 288
  • Protection : Contenu protégé

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A pioneering collection describing and dramatizing the Nepalese diaspora - the displacement and exile of the Nepali-speaking world

*SHORTLISTED FOR THE DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE*

A disfigured servant girl plans to flee Nepal; a Kalimpong shopkeeper faces an impossible dilemma; a Hindu religious festival in Darjeeling brings with it a sacrifice; a 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 the stories of the people whose culture and language is Nepalese but who are dispersed to India, Bhutan 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.

Biographie de Prajwal Parajuly

Prajwal Parajuly - the son of an Indian father and a Nepalese mother - divides his time between New York and Oxford, England, but disappears to Gangtok, his hometown in the Indian Himalayas, at every opportunity. Parts of The Gurkha's Daughter: Stories were written while he was a writer-in-residence at Truman State University, in Kirksville, Missouri.

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