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Long Night of Storm

Long Night of Storm

Indra Bahadur Rai

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Fiction, Short Stories

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Paperback

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(Paperback | ISBN 9789387164628 | 192 pp | January 2018)

Summary

A storm batters a hillside farmstead through the night, and the family living in it debates its decision to give up the comforts of Darjeeling town for the pride of owning land. Ancient law allows Harshajit to cut down Rudraman, who has staked claim to his wife Thuli, but when Harshajit catches up with the couple after days of relentless chase, he witnesses a fearsome encounter that compels him to consecrate their marriage with his own hands. When a man on his way to Darjeeling stops in a bungalow near the Teesta river, he is drawn to the conversation of the labourers next door and, in their chatter about the ideal recipe for cooking kheer, he gains a profound insight into the human condition. And Jayamaya, part of the Gurkha community in Burma forced on a long march to India during the Second World War, helplessly witnesses her life disintegrate in the face of invasion.

Lyrically translated, the stories in Long Night of Storm are wise, psychologically astute and deeply compassionate. A collection that will yield more at every reading,
this is a book to keep returning to.


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About the author

Indra Bahadur Rai

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 […]

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