Verses and a novel
The Denis Hall of Padmakanya Campus, Bagbazar, saw a joint launching of a poetry collection Dui Haraf Hoteharu (Verses from lips) and a novel Hatkelama Asar Umarera (Playing monsoon with free hands) on October 12. Senior poet Manjul and poet Gita Tripathi have together penned the poems, while Rajani Dhakal has written the novel.
The launching ceremony saw a good presence of senior academicians, musicians, directors, writers, and cultural experts. Director Chetan Karki, and senior poet Iswor Ballav jointly launched the poetry collection while critic and essayist Krishna Chandra Singh Pradhan, launched the novel.
“The title of the poem collection seems to suggest that only out of two lips the haraafs (verses) come out. I felt as if there is every emotion, even anger and debate at times,” opined Rajendra Thapa, senior musician. “Tripathi’s novel tries to bring out issues faced by thousands of women.”
Lecturer at Nepali Department, Padmakanya Campus, Phanindra Niraula, expressed that the novel’s title suggest the writer’s intense wish to go on writing creatively.