North American book launch of The Gurkha's Daughter
Friday, July 18, 2014
7:30 PM–8:00 PM Free
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 daughter 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 experiences of the Nepalese people and the Nepalese diaspora – the people whose culture and language is Nepalese but who are dispersed to India, Bhutan and beyond.
From every perspective and on every page, Prajwal Parajuly blends rich colour and vernacular to paint an eye-opening picture of a unique world and its people in The Gurkha’s Daughter.
About the Author
Prajwal Parajuly is a Nepali-Indian author whose works focus on Nepali-speaking people and their culture. Parajuly’s works include the short-story collection The Gurkha’s Daughter and novel Land Where I Flee.