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- The Tutor of History.
New Delhi : Penguin Books India (P) Ltd., 2001.
Manjushree Thapa, born in Kathmandu in 1968, is a well known,
highly acclaimed new generation writer in Nepal. She studied in St. Mary's
School (Kathmandu), the National Cathedral School (Washington, DC) and
the Rhode Island School of Design, where she majored in photography. She
has an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Washington, which
she attended on a Fulbright scholarship.
Her first book, Mustang Bhot in Fragments, was a travelogue published
in Nepal in 1992. Her short stories have been published in the Bellingham
Review, Tampa Review, Artful Dodge, Himal South Asian,
Her novel, The Tutor of History, the first major novel in English
to emerge from Nepal, is a portrait of a society in change that is ultimately
a story of idealism, alienation and love. Manjushree Thapa portrays the
human lives and relationships that bear the uniqueness of an archetypal
Manjushree Thapa lives in Kathmandu, where she helps to manage Martin
Chautari, a center for public interest and advocacy. She writes regularly
in the print media in Nepal (The Nepali Times) and also translates
Nepali literature into English. She has also published a book of translated
short stories of the Nepali writer Ramesh Vikal, A Leaf in a Begging
Bowl. Her recent publication Forget Kathmandu: An Elegy for Democracy
is an unprecedented examination of Nepal's past and present and is one
of the finest works of non-fiction from the subcontinent in recent times.
The Library of Congress has five works by her.