Dhakal launches her first book ‘Achyar ko Parakampan’
KATHMANDU, Sept 6: Durga Dhakal, a Nepali poet currently residing in the UK, has launched a Nepali poetry book containing themes of nature, spirituality and womanhood titled Achyar ko Parakampan.
The book was launched amid an event in Nepal Academy in Kamaladi. The event was attended by the Chancellor of Nepal Academy Dr Ganga Prasad Uprety, Dr Surendra KC(PhD), Dr Ramesh Bhattarai(PhD), Dr Shantimaya Giri(PhD), Poet Suman Barsa and Author and Winner of the Madan Puraskar Award Yuvraj Nayaghare.
This is Dhakal’s first book.
Dr Surendra KC talked about the duality within Nepali people who move countries and how they seem to remember their homes fondly. Dr KC went on to say that he felt Mrs Dhakal was hit by a wave of nostalgia as many of her poems are about her birthplace and life in Nepal. Chancellor Ganga Prasad Upreti also mentioned that writing poems about Nepal despite living abroad for over ten years was a pleasure to see and a ‘gift’ to the people.
Dr Ramesh Bhattarai, touched upon how the poems felt familiar and expressed his own emotions as many of the poems were about places he called home. Author Yuvraj Nayaghare offered many congratulations and commended poet Durga Dhakal and said that writing is not easy when you are away from your home country.
Dr Shantimaya Giri provided a brief review of the book and said that she hopes Mrs Dhakal will carry on writing these poems in the future and Suman Barsa also agreed with this sentiment.
The program was facilitated by poet Ranjana Niraula and chaired by Poet Rishav Dev Ghimire. The book launch was successful and Mrs Durga Dhakal wishes to continue this journey of poetic expression.