Nepali short story has achieved its present state of development in shorter time than other genres. This area of literature has already been enriched by a number of classic world-class short stories. The contribution of the figures such as Guru Prasad Mainali, Pushkar Samser Rana, Posan Pande, Indra Bahadur Rai, Biseswor Prasad Koirala, Bhimnidhi Tiwari, Bhawani Bhikshu, Paarizaat can hardly be exaggerated.
With his new collection of 18 stories, Anamik Yatree, Mahesh Paudyal Prarambha has entered the galaxy of Nepali short-fiction writers. Paudyal already has half a dozen books on children’s literature, one on criticism, and several translations. With his latest book, he seems to be carving for himself a niche on exploring adult and child psyche, pursuit of self-awareness and rustic experiences. His characters, most of whom are beset by unfavourable life circumstances, narrate their own tales like the protagonist of title story Anamik Yatree.
At a time when there seems to be a torrent of travelogues in the Nepali literary arena, novelist Dhruba Chandra Gautam has added one more to the genre: Rustira Rumalida. Like his earlier works Ghadiharuko Deshma Samaya Khojdai and Germany: Naya Aanganma Paila Tekda, this work too chronicles the author’s experience abroad. Only this time, the accounts are of his travels in Russia.
Dubasu Chhetri writes to protect human relationship like T.S. Eliot did, Like Devkota did or Rabindranath Tagore did. He added. "There are poets. They always have a great human respect for my life. My all time favorite writers are Devkota, Shakespeare and Frost. I also like the writing of many contemporarywriters". Dubasu has varied themes in his work such as freedom, peace and love.
There has to be a substantial body of literary works for criticism to grow up on. Sikkimese Nepali writing has in the last century, taking for the start Manbir Singh Rasaily’s ‘Vishwa Brahman Varnan’ of 1925, an unobstructed yet snail paced progress till 1940s. Uday Lahari (1877) of Swami Inandil Das and the other many a Lahari and Sawai by composers of the then ‘British Sikkim’, that was Darjeeling, of course, do not fill the bill as Sikkimese works nor do they fit the snail-ine description.
AT lunch next day there were very nice pies, crayfish, and mutton cutlets; and while we were eating, Nikanor, the cook, came up to ask what the visitors would like for dinner. He was a man of medium height, with a puffy face and little eyes; he was close-shaven, and it looked as though his moustaches had not been shaved, but had been pulled out by the roots. Alehin told us that the beautiful Pelagea was in love with this cook. As he drank and was of a violent character, she did not want to marry him, but was willing to live with him without.