Book Talk with Nayan Raj Pandey
Following the popularity of the short stories, 'Nidaye Jagadamba,' 'Khor Vitra ko Joker,' and 'Chocolate,' Nayan Raj Pandey's most awaited book, 'Yaar,' has not only been finally published, but has also won the 'Padmashree Sahitya Puraskar.' As a treat to his readers, Thames International College organized a book talk with Nayan Raj Pandey at the David J. Rusk Library withing the Thames premises on January 30th, 2019.
Nayan Raj Pandey is Nepali author, writing novels, short stories and screenplays. He is known for his metaphorical representation of the contemporary Nepali society in his novels. 'Yaar,' an autobiography, was Mr. Pandey first work of non-fiction.
Mr. Pandey started off his talking by reminiscing about his childhood in Nepalgunj. His book pays homage to his friends, family, and his memories of home. He stated that the book portrays his life unfiltered, depicting the good and the bad parts of friendships, love, family and society. He also boldly addressed controversial social concerns, like infidelity and delicacy of friendship.
"Since this is an autobiography, it replicates my personal life. and hence could also relate to every other person in our society," he added.
The author emphasized that everyone has a writer inside of them, who can be nurtured by the process of journaling. According to him, every journal entry has a unique story behind it, and portrays the kind of social setting an individual belongs to. At the end of the talk, Mr. Pandey encouraged the audience to begin their writing journey.
'Yaar,' is a work of honesty: a testimony of the author's flaws and setbacks, and an amusing collection of short memoirs.