Ahhhh The last story just had me I mean It was so beautifully written My rating for the book 8410The xtra6 for the last story to be honest Overall it s a beautiful book really Yes that s the one word I m repeating and that s the one can use for these anecdotes as well as the simple Cop Knowledge emotion they create in you For someone who s lived in the North East I can only imagine how close to home the reader must ve felt while reading the book It s really a short one and the writing style is almost melodious with the words being sung by the winds of the hills with the rhythm of these simple human characters Nostalgia of places we have lived hatedgrown into and then left A good book for a writer s first This book was uite hyped about in Nepal so I picked it on my recent trip This is a collection of short stories of Nepali diaspora living in Nepal Kalimpong Darjeeling Gangtok Bhutan and USA This might be an interesting book for someone who wants to know about the Nepali culture Stories that can happen to any Nepali The sad stories of displaced Nepali Bhutanese An immigrant student s dilemma living and working in NYC The caste system that we still have in our society The author has done a good job of portraying the social stigmambedded in Nepali culture through these Cultural Aesthetics eight short stories The writing is pretty brilliant albeit it s the author s first book I give it a 35 notven 4 stars although I njoyed reading the stories because none of the stories were that kind which would linger in my mind for a long time and
Make Me ThinkIt Is me thinkIt is while you read kind of book I would rate this 35 stars I m not a big fan of short stories but this was a pleasant collection of stories of Nepalese background What was interesting is the varied tones of the stories depicting Nepali people as a diverse people in their beliefs their social status their dreams and aspirations I was particularly struck by A Father s Journey which broached the subject of caste and the choice of freedom from xpectations The Gurkha s Daughter xplores the theme of friendship from xpectations The Gurkha s Daughter xplores the theme of friendship loyalty The Immigrants is a tale of how two Nepali people of v different status come together by chance in Manhattan and the unlikely bond that forms between them This is a truly fascinating collection of short stories told by Prajwal Parajuly I love short stories I love how with short stories you always have time to read the whole story rather than having to put a book down to cook the dinner or sleep and so it can sometimes be hard to find your place again and get back into it when returning to a long story However with short stories you can happily read a complete story go to make the dinner and then return to read the next one It s also good for readers who may feel a bit put off or intimidated by the thought of over 300 pages to a book so short stories are great because they come in asi. 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 daughte. Loomed into a wonderful read Pick it up This will surely be a good book to have in your libraryMy pick has to be Let Sleeping Dog s Lie from the lot A really lovely collection of short stories about Nepalese people set in and around Northern India and Nepal Prajwal Parajuly has the capacity to create characters of great resilience and verve and he frames vivid little worlds in Education and Equality each taleAmong my favourites were No Land is Her Land about a displaced and disjointed family attempting to create a picture perfect family for their US visas the title story The Gurkha s Daughter about two young friends who play act the conversations and attitudes of their fathers and The Immigrants the very moving story of a successful young Nepalese man living in New York who arranges for a young Nepalese woman of a lower social status to come and cook for him inxchange for and cook for him in Deceptive Beauties exchange for lessons not realising that she has something to teach him I read seven out of theight stories in a week and I was so intrigued by the book I didn t want to finish it It s that kind of a book you wished you ve wrote it So it took me a month to finish it Prajwal is a masterful writer with a unsophisticated approach Each details in his stories are insightful and they are Dangerous Work evenmpathetic Though I
Ve Complains With The complains with the Flavor and Soul endings in his stories overall the book is a delight Nepali readers will adore this book because of the rich characters with uirky Nepali traits Nuff said buy the book and read itPS This song is dedicated to all of them who are going GAGA over GURKHA and GORKHADHARAM GURUNG at his besthttpwwwyoutubecomwatchvmn42NX The Gurkha s Daughter can be dubbed as a collection of modern day anecdotes adeptly woven together Anecdotes because the plot of all theight stories cautiously depict the feelings of people from different walks of life and region They seem realistic in approach rather than a work of imagination The maps specified at the begin of ach story gives the readers a clear cut idea about its location in the Nepal India region The stories may however look bland at the first reading something lacking in terms of hue and richness of poetic flavor They may seem plot less and devoid of proper punch in terms of their closure But if one sits to contemplate the stories the symbolism and thematic value increasingly
SEEPS IN FILLING THE READERS WITH in filling the readers with certain kind of gratification The debut author Prajwal Parajauly has unleashed the psychological turmoil despair disillusionment dreams hope and the theme of Diaspora and uest for identit This is an anthology of Nepali stories set mainly in Nepal and India but also one set in Manhattan I njoyed all 8 stories but particularly the last 2 Overall a really good mix of happy sad sweet dark and wistfulThe Cleft Parvati a widow is collected by her overbearing sister in law to attend the funeral of her mother. Hose culture and language is Nepalese but who are dispersed to India Bhutan and beyond From Forgery, Replica, Fiction every perspective and onvery page Prajwal Parajuly blends rich colour and vernacular to paint an ye opening picture of a uniue world and its peopl.
Read Â PDF, DOC, TXT or Book Í Prajwal ParajulyEr manageable lengthsI really Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life enjoyed these stories Prajwal s writing is so realistic that whilst reading I could picturevery scene clearly in my mind it almost felt as if I were there watching Escape everything unfold in front of meThe characters are brilliantly written Even though these are short stories Prajwal managed to develop the characters wellnough in such a short space of time that I really felt as though I knew them Their personalities and importantly their The Empty Chair emotions shone out of the pages I felt I got a real insight into them andverything happening around them it was compelling to read unlike anything I ve ver read before These short stories provided a
look into a world I admit I know little about and made me want to read One thing I did like about the short stories was that at the start of ach story a map is provided showing the location that the particular story is set in I found this really interesting and it added something Lit extra to the storiesThe Gurkha s Daughter stories is the best set of short stories I have read in a long while Prajwal Parajuly made it to news when uercus signed him on for a two book deal The hype around him was overwhelming and why not he was after all a student of the Oxford Creative writing course Naturally there was immense pressure when he started working on his first book The Gurkha s Daughter a collection of short stories But the build up wasn t in vain and once you have read the first story the verdict is clear Prajwal is here to stay and will definitely be read The Gurkha s Daughter comprisesight stories chronicling the life and issues of Nepali speaking people around the world Prajwal s geographical canvas is spread across Nepal Sikkim Darjeeling Bhutan and USA One of the key challenges for Indian writers living or studying abroad is to write about their Roots And Narrate Their Story In All and narrate their story in all without trying to romanticize the text In the past decade many South Asian writers have successfully shown this ability and one of the finest storytelling has come from Jhumpa Lahiri Prajwal himself considers Jhumpa as a fine story teller Award-Winning Books for Children and Young Adults, 1990-1991 especially of the shorter format The Gurkha s Daughter is a deserving heir apparent to the Jhumpa s Interpreter of Maladies Each story isarthy and revolves around human Keeper of the Doves emotions which is central to the conflicts arising out of various political and social issues that Nepali or for that matter any community faces The narrative is simple and becomes a little lazy in a few stories The themes are varied Political and social issues of displacement identity ineuality and governance are interwoven with a human touch inach story Prior to writing his stories Prajwal travelled around the world meeting Nepali and Nepali speaking people Heat Wave (Nikki Heat, everywhere Thisxercise resulted in an in depth human understanding of the core issues and hence R tries to comprehend her father's complaints; two young Nepali speaking immigrants meet in Manhattan These are just some of the stories describing and dramatizing the xperiences of the Nepalese people and the Nepalese diaspora the people ,fascinating look into a world I admit I know little about and