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by Manjushree Thapa

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ISBN:
0141007745
Author:
Manjushree Thapa
Category:
Politics & Government
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin India (January 1, 2001)
Pages:
442 pages
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Manjushree Thapa is one of South Asias best-known writers. Manjushree Thapa divides her time between Kathmandu and Toronto.

Manjushree Thapa is one of South Asias best-known writers. She has written one other novel Seasons of Flight Tilled Earth: a collection of short stories, and four books of non-fiction: The Lives We Have Lost: Essays and Opinions on Nepal, Forget Kathmandu: An Elegy for Democracy (shortlisted for the Lettre Ulysses Award), A Boy from Siklis: The Life and Times of Chandra Gurung and Mustang Bhot in Fragments. She has also compiled and translated The Country Is Yours, a collection of stories and poems by forty-nine Nepali writers. Manjushree Thapa divides her time between Kathmandu and Toronto

All of Us in Our Own Lives. A beautiful story of strangers who shape each other's lives in fateful ways, All of Us in Our Own Lives delves deeply into the lives of women and men in Nepal and into the world of international aid.

The Tutor of History book. Manjushree Thapa is a Nepali writer. She grew up in Nepal, Canada and the USA. She began to write upon completing her BFA in photography at the Rhode Island School of Design. Her first book was Mustang Bhot in Fragments (1992). In 2001 she published the novel The Tutor of History, which she had begun as her MFA thesis in the creative writing program at the University of Washington. Her best known b Manjushree Thapa is a Nepali writer.

The first major novel in English to emerge from Nepal, this is a portrait of a society in change that is ultimately a story of idealism, alienation and love. It is the late 1990s, a few years into constitutional democracy in Nepal, and the government has collapsed.

The Tutor of History is an ambitious social saga, a compelling tale of idealism, love and alienation, set in contemporary Nepal .

The Tutor of History is an ambitious social saga, a compelling tale of idealism, love and alienation, set in contemporary Nepal caught between tradition and modernity.

Manjushree Thapa grew up in Nepal, Canada and the United States. Her first book was Mustang Bhot in Fragments (1992)

Manjushree Thapa grew up in Nepal, Canada and the United States. In 2001 she published the novel The Tutor of History, which she had begun as her MFA thesis in the creative writing program at the University of Washington in Seattle, which she attended as a Fulbright scholar.

Manjushree Thapa is Nepal’s preeminent contemporary writer in English But, The Tutor of History is an excellent novel set in contemporary rural.

Manjushree Thapa is Nepal’s preeminent contemporary writer in English. The Canadian-Nepali writer of fiction and non-fiction divides her time between the two countries, but her writing is entirely focused on Nepal. It’s hard to identify just one of her books as essential reading for visitors to Nepal, as any of them would be a good pick. But, The Tutor of History is an excellent novel set in contemporary rural Nepal that is as illuminating and educating as any work of non-fiction. Kathmandu (2016) by Thomas Bell. Thomas Bell is a British journalist who has been living in Nepal for 20+ years.

The Tutor of History is an interesting novel by a prominent Nepali author writing in English, Manjushree Thapa which gives the reader a bittersweet reading experience. The novel is set around the context of ’90s style election campaign in Nepal with depiction of warmly alive and gossipy town in the time of election, which, at the same time, contrasts with the violent Maoist insurgency that has altered the life in the country. An alcoholic chairman of the party’s district committee Giridhar Adhikari is portrayed as someone who regains his lost sense of usefulness during the campaign.

After the publication of the book, Thapa left the country to write against the coup. In 2007 she published a short story collection, Tilled Earth.

In 2001 she published the novel The Tutor of History, which she had begun as her MFA thesis in the creative writing program at the University of Washington in Seattle, which she attended as a Fulbright scholar. Her translation of Indra Bahadur Rai's There's a Carnival Today won 2017 PEN America Heim Translation Grant. Her best known book is Forget Kathmandu: An Elegy for Democracy (2005), published just weeks before the royal coup in Nepal on 1 February 2005. After the publication of the book, Thapa left the country to write against the coup.

The book was shortlisted for the

The first major novel in English to emerge from Nepal, this is a portrait of a society in change that is ultimately a story of idealism, alienation and love. Writte with rare insight into the politics of a nation and of human relationships, this novel marks the arrival of a significant new voice from the Subcontinent.
  • Llallayue
Ms. Thapa's novel follows the lives of a variety of characters in the lead-up to local and national elections in a small town in central Nepal. She drwas the reader in by illuminating the interior dramas of many characters, each of whom is engaged in conflict with various societal issues, whether they be gender based, substance abuse, personal philosophy, economic or other. Having spent a good amount of time in Nepa, I was able to recognize the town, the peoples, the physical lay-out, and other atmospheric elements that Ms. Thapa beautifully evokes. Om, the Gurung landowner, Binita, a young widower, various Bahuns trying to uphold what they see as their endangered status, and many others are recognizable individuals that illustrate the complex ethnic and cultural mix of this Himalayan country. She has a special knack for evoking the hard life that many women endure in village life: limited opportunities, limited dreams, and often long, drawn out sad endings.

The build up to the election is very well orchestrated, with suitable tension among the different factions battling it out. Her language is not overly ornate, but rather suitably simple in that it accurately reflects her characters. When needed, when warranted, her writing reveals deep and compicated thought on her characters parts. And she is equally adept at bringing in the ever changing environment - the changing rythms of agriculture, of nature, the hot and dusty towns, the constant traffic on the Kathmandu-Pokhara highway, the day and the night.

Well worth reading, as is her other book "Forget Kathmandu: an Elegy for Democracy." If you want to understand contemporary Nepal, then you should start with Ms. Thapa's works.
  • Wen
Read this book basically because it was an English book written by a Nepali. Being a Nepali myself, and reading mostly English books, I was keen to read this. Unfortuantely, have in recent years been very selective and have read many good books in the past few months. For example, BP Koirala's Atmabrittanta, and many presidential memoirs.

The author has researched well for this book. It is interesting to read about a place outside the Kathmandu Valley and what life is like in a small town in Nepal. The book is based upon a few people who undergo changes in their life due to an upcoming National election. However, the story leads nowhere. There is nothing really special about the story, nothing really happens. It is just a description of the lives of a few people in that town during a few months. I was waiting and waiting for something interesting to happen, but nothing does- I waited, and read till the end, for some form of spark, but it does not ignite. There are lots of better books out there, thats well worth your time. Dont waste your time on this one. Unless you want to read a novel in English by a Nepali Author.