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German publication publishes book by Nepali scholar

At a time when publication houses are accused of turning their backs to publish literary works especially on poetry. Dr. Timalsina has been approached and published by an international publication which is a piece of exciting news in itself
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By Birat Anupam, ITAHARI:- A known German publication house Lambert Academic Publishing has published a book by Itahari-based researcher and English lecturer at Tribhuvan University, Dr. Ramji Timalsina.

The PhD thesis-cum-book is titled ‘Nepalese Diaspora and Its Literature: Emotions and Expression’. The Saarbrücken-based international publication house had published the book some five months ago. However, Nepalese delivery was paused owing to the coronavirus pandemic. ”Happy to touch my book from Germany after five months for its publication!! Corona effect!!”, remarked Dr. Ramji Timalsina, the author of the book.

Dr. Timalsina has been the first author from the town to be published from the international German publication. Easily available in the world’s e-commerce giant Amazon.com, The publication house has called the book ”first in its nature”. The book is praised by prominent Nepali literary figures.

Dewan Kirati, a noted Nepali poet, said it was a proud moment for Nepal’s poetry and literature. ”Even in this age of commercialization and global connectivity, many literary works are neglected by publications and authors themselves are compelled to publish on their own limiting the access of the literary creation to the global readership,” said Kirati. He added, ”Luckily, Dr. Timalsina has been successful to get his book published from the Germany-based publication house and his book is globally available via Amazon.com to all English language readers.”

Badri Bhikhari, another noted poet seconded Kirati. He said, ”At a time when publication houses are accused of turning their backs to publish literary works especially on poetry. Dr. Timalsina has been approached and published by an international publication which is a piece of exciting news in itself for all Nepalese literary scholars and readers”, opined Bhikhari. Likewise, Neelam Karki Niharika, the recipient of Nepal’s prestigious yearly literary prize, the Madan Puraskar, has congratulated Dr. Timalsina on social media giant Facebook.

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