‘The Himalayan Sunrise’ edited by Sangita Swechcha & Karen Van Drie launched in the UK
London – ‘The Himalayan Sunrise: Exploring Nepal’s Literary Horizon’, compiled and written by Sangita Swechcha and edited by Sangita Swechcha & Karen Van Drie, has been launched amid the ‘113th Laxmi Jayanti’ celebration event in London on 3 November. The online event was organised by Nepali Literature Development Council (NLDC) UK.
Chief Guest Dr Raghav Dhital OBE, while releasing the book, said: “The book is rich in its content. It is a compilation of interviews with prominent literary figures of Nepal as well as familiarising Nepal and Nepali culture through paintings, etc. apart from poetry, book reviews and featured books.”
“In fact, I feel that it’s been a long time that Nepalis living around the world were wishing to have one such publication. I believe the book will give an extra dimension to the Nepali literary world,” he added.
The book has been published by Book Hill International, a publication house based in England. Book Hill International is an affiliate of Book Hill Publication in Nepal.
Author Andree Roby said it is an enlightening publication which is a must read for someone wanting to know about Nepali literature.
“I am very excited to have this book published. The book is a unique collection of different genres of literature and I believe it will take you on a virtual trip to Nepal’s literary landscape in a typical Nepali flavour,” Sangita Swechcha said.
“The e-book and hardcover versions too are in the making and I am glad that the e-book will reach to Nepali readers soon through Book Hill International and Book Hill websites”, she added.
During the programme, poet and translator Hem Biswakarma, said: “This is the first time, probably, I came across with such a book which blends different genres in a single volume, showcasing the panorama of Nepali literature to the world forum.”
“As its name suggests, this is more than an endeavor to bring a rise Himalayan shine to the world’s literature horizon,” he added.
It can be ordered in the UK from the following link. The price is set for £12.