Book reviews : A missionary yogi

Kathmandu:

Poorna Yoga Mission

Author: Poorna Singh Khatri

Price: Rs 100 ($5)

Pages: 58

Poorna Yoga Mission is Major Poorna Singh Khatri’s — a retired army major — prescription for self-development.

There are many masters of Yoga and the market is flooded with many books on Yoga philosophy but what makes this book stand out is its simple language.

Yoga is one of the Hindu philosophies that deal with physical, mental, spiritual and metaphysical aspects of a human being. However, the book, unlike most other books on philosophy, is simple and has the most important Aasans (physical posture) with pictures, pranayamas (the breathing techniques) and many more for spiritual cleansing of a human body and soul. The author has also described the benefits of each and every posture he has described.

As the title itself suggests the goal of the book is a complete transformation physically, mentally and spiritually of a human being. The book will inspire readers not only to practice yoga and be healthy but also to live harmoniously in society. It tells us that a man does not need to go to jungle to be a yogi, one can live happily in the society and be a Poorna yogi — a complete yogi.

The book is in both Nepali and English language.

Kafka’s

Rupantaran

Rupantaran (The

Metamorphosis)

Translator: Ramchandra K C

Publisher: Education

Publishing House

Price: Rs 75

Pages: 100

Franz Kafka, the world-renowned author can be read in Nepali, thanks to Ramchandra KC, who has translated one of the most popular stories of Kafka, The Metamorphosis into Nepali.

KC has done justice to Kafka as the translated version of The Metamorphosis (Rupantaran), unlike many others, is as interesting to read as the original.

The market is flooded with many translated version of world-class literatures but KC has worked hard to maintain the class of Kafka.

There is brief introduction on life and works

of Kafka also in the book for the literature lovers. This is not KC’s first translation as he had tried his hands on translation before also.

The Nepalis, who cannot read other languages than Nepali but want to taste world literature, must read Rupantaran.