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Modern Literary Nepali A introductory Reader

Modern Literary Nepali A introductory Reader
$17.00
Item Code: IDH151
Author: Michael J. Hutt
Publisher: Oxford India Paperbacks
Edition: 2004
ISBN: 0195651111
Pages: 301
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.3" X 5.3"
About the Book

This book introduces a selection of published twentieth century Nepali texts, in both prose and verse. It contains five short stories, two essays, an extract from an autobiography, and twenty complete poems, along with seven extracts from a longer narrative poem and provides an introduction into modern Nepali literature.

Each text is accompanied by notes which clarify the more difficult passage and, in the case of poetry, by literal English translations. There is also a comprehensive glossary with notes on the etymology of each word. An introduction provides the historical, literary and linguistic background to the texts, along with a summary of the orthography, grammar and lexicon of literary Nepali. The book is intended for readers who have a basic grasp of Nepali grammar and vocabulary, and also for teachers and student of other South Asian languages who wish to gain an impression of Nepali literature in its original language.

About the Author

Michael J. Hutt is Senior Lecturer in Nepali in the Department of the Languages and Cultures of South Asia at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.

CONTENTS
Series Prefaceix
Prefacex
Conventionsxii
Map of the Nepali-speaking areaxiv
Abbreviationsxv
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
Modern Nepali literature: the texts in context3
Modern literary Nepal: orthography, grammar and lexicon22
Bibliography24
PART TWO: PROSE TEXTS
Short Stories
Bodhavikram Adhikari: Baraline poiko talim (1939)49
Visvesvar Prasad Koirala: Sipahi (c. 1938)55
Guruprasad Mainali: Paralko ago (c.1938)64
Parasu Pradhan: Tebalmathiko tyas akasavani (1970)75
Kavitaram: Haribhunge Raja ra Bhatabhunge Kaji (1973)80
Essays
Laksmiprasad Devkota: Asarhko pandhra (1936)86
Badarinath Bhattarai: Desprem (ca. 1952)93
Autobiography
Parijat: Euta citramay suruat (1988)101
PART THREE: VERSE TEXTS
Lekhnath Paudyal (1884-1965)
Pijarako suga108
Kal mahima114
Himal116
Sarasvati-smrti118
Balkrsna Sama (1903-81)
Ma ghrna garchu120
Manis svaya devata huncha120
Rukha nakata daure dai122
Laksmiprasad Devkota (1909-59)124
Nidrit bhariya128
Seven extracts from Muna-Madam152
Pagal
Siddhicaran Srestha (1912-92)
Mero choro164
Visva-vyatha170
Kedar Man Vyathit (b. 1914)
Kamila 174
Silpa-sadhana178
Gopal Prasad Rimal (1918-73)
Amako sapana182
Amako vedana186
Ek din ekcoti aucha190
Mohan Koirala (b. 1926)
Sarangi192
Bhupi Sercan (1936-89)
Prat; ek aghat200
Yo hallai-hallako des ho202
Banira Giri (b. 1946)
Kathmadau208
PART FOUR: CLOSSARY217

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