Gangtok, July 13/ 197th birth anniversary of Nepali poet Bhanu Bhakta Acharya was celebrated throughout Sikkim with pomp and glory. The main function this year was organized at Gyalshing, West Sikkim. The Chief Guest of the occasion was Chief Minister Pawan Chamling. The significance of the day was the inauguration and Nepali cultural centre and the unveiling of the bust of poet Bhanubhakta.
Of late, serious urges to anthologise generic creations with limits of period and epoch are being detected in Nepali literature. Not long after Momila edited selected Nepali poems, and Archana Thapa brought together female voices in anthologies, Prabhati Kiran has edited Samakalin Nepali Kathaharu, a collection of stories by contemporary writers, most of whom are in their early forties or younger. While, for instance, initiatives to collect women’s writing—specifically those of renowned authors—have been many, attempts to incorporate evolving and yet-to-be published authors have practically been nil.
After his essay collection A Wonderer Within, writer Dipesh Parajuli has come up with his novel Essence , the success of which remains to be seen. The novel steers clear of the criticism of lacking linguistic and grammatical refinement—one most commonly received by Nepalis writing in English. This may set Parajuli apart from many who try for fiction in English, but the young writer, in his twenties as yet, has yet to innovate in the domains of narrative structure and choice of themes.
Of late, travelogues have been making an appearance in Nepali literature in quick succession. A thorough scansion of a majority of them suggests a commonality in style—an exceptionally narrow range of stylistic variation, and a lack of unique thematic expression. Some carry a camouflage of linguistic intricacy that simply veil their thematic barrenness and utter monotony, while others present a photographic description of places visited that often read like tourist guide books or personal diaries.
Bikram Sambat is the glory of Nepal. We the Nepalese people are lucky because Nepal was never captured by foreign imperialists. The continual practice of Bikram Sambat in Nepal is powerful proof against imperialists’ attempt to hold Nepal. Bikram Sambat- 2068 starts from Mekh Sankranti-1st of Baishk-Apr.14. Bikram Sambat (BS) is an ancient and original Era of Nepal in Himavatkhanda. Before the Prithvi Narayan Shah, Sen ruled states, Baisi Chaubisi (22 and 24 independent states of Undignified Nepal), Malla dynasty of Kathmandu, Lalitpur,
Woman is a beautiful thing From the moments of man's creation Woman came before man And she was the first To look speechlessly at the stars And to wondrously tread the earth Then man followed her ways. Right to the beginning of speech God knows for how long Man and woman walked speechless Among fish, fowls and animals Upon the luxuriant surface of the earth Naked and clad to the sky they searched their food and shelter Together, upon the opulent planet And slowly moved into holy act of copulation In friction the language was born
Chakrapani Chalise bridged the two eras of Nepali literature—the romantic period represented by Motiram Bhatta and modern age beginning with Lekhanath Poudyal’s emergence. Motiram Bhatta’s period was indeed a beginning of the renaissance in the Nepali literature. During this period several writers revived and enriched the Nepali language and literature for which Motiram’s role and contribution was colossal.