Indra Bahadur Rai
Translated by Manjushree Thapa
The Darjeeling-based novelist and critic Indra Bahadur Rai is an acclaimed writer in the Nepali language. In this novel, he provides a panoramic view of the political and social transformations which took place in North Bengal and neighbouring Nepal after the end of British rule. Set in Darjeeling in the 1950s, it foreshadows the ways in which identity constructed political demands for independence and autonomy in the region in the decades to come.
Speaking Tree, 248 pages, Rs 350