Nepali novel on refugee issue released


A novel highlighting the plight of Bhutanese refugee was released amidst a function at the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), Kathmandu, Saturday.

The Sapanako Samadi

Authored by an English lecturer at Tribhuwan University (TU), Tara Lal Shrestha (Ph.D.), Sapanako Samadi is based on a longtime research on the Bhutanese refugee issue conducted by the writer.

Noted Nepalese writer Jagdish Ghimirey launched the 288-page book yesterday in NTB hall, where over 200 people were present.

“The book represents four nations – Bhutan, Nepal, India and America,” Ghimirey said while reviewing the novel. “This is indeed a big achievement based on its content and writing style.”

Speaking at the program, author Shrestha, who hails from Hetauda of Makwanpur district, expressed that his novel has carried not only problems faced by exiled Bhutanese, but also their socio-economic conditions, dream for repatriation, various controversies and challenges in resettlement countries.

The books has also represented the political issue very well, according to the writer.

Published by the Discourse Publication, the book is available in the market through the Shangrila Books.