Sangita Swechcha’s Novel ‘Seto Siundo’ launched in London – South Asia Time

Sangita Swechcha’s Novel ‘Seto Siundo’ launched in London

 May 13, 2024  

London, 13 May 2024 — The launch of Sangita Swechcha’s novel, ‘Seto Siundo,’ took place in London on 11 May Organised by the International Nepali Literary Society (INLS) and held in conjunction
with the 87th Parijaat Jayanti celebration, the event marked a significant moment.

    Dr. Birendra Amatya, chief guest of the occasion, graced the event with his presence, adding
    prestige to the relaunch. During the programme, attendees were treated to insightful
    reviews of ‘Seto Siundo’ by Writer Dr. Rupak Shrestha and Author Pratima KC.

    Author Pratima KC praised the novel’s depth and maturity, remarking, “The novel has
    minutely navigated the mind of a woman, her pain and sufferings. It successfully raised the
    issue of women trafficking in Nepal. The novel which also showed the socio-economic
    imbalances also explored how disabilities can cripple a life in society. This novel which was
    written during Sangita Swechcha’s teen age is mature at every angle and Nepali literature
    can be proud of this novel.”

    Dr. Rupak Shrestha echoed similar sentiments, expressing his admiration for Swechcha’s
    remarkable achievement three decades ago. “I am still amazed how could an 18-year-old
    teenager back then imagine of this novel. This novel’s maturity is far ahead of a teenager
    could write as it highlights women trafficking, socio-economic life of Nepali society and
    women’s psychology.”

    Sangita Swechcha, the author behind ‘Seto Siundo,’ shared her gratitude for the opportunity
    to reintroduce her novel which was published 3 decades ago entitled as ‘Pakhalieko Siundo’.
    She also thanked INLS for shining a spotlight on her work once again.

    Published by Book Hill, ‘Seto Siundo’ is currently undergoing translation into English,
    promising to reach an even wider audience.