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Indra Bahadur Rai

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One of the most prominent and best known writers in the Nepali language, Indra Bahadur Rai is the author of thirteen books—apart from the novel Aaja Ramita Chha—spanning the genres of short fiction, memoir, literary criticism and drama. He is credited with introducing fresh modernist aesthetics, as theory and in practice, to Nepali literature, and also played a major role in having the Nepali language officially recognized by the Indian Constitution. He is the recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award, the Jagadamba Shree Puraskar and the Agam Singh Giri Smriti Puraskar.