Yug Pathak’s Mangena launched

KATHMANDU: Even the heavy afternoon rainfall did not deter fans of writer Yug Pathak from gathering at the Nepal Academy, Kamaladi on July 1 for the launch of Pathak’s book. Some were holding umbrellas, while some were completely drenched. Professor Balkrishna Mabuhang, politician Pradip Giri, poet Nibha Shah and writer Pathak jointly launched the book Mangena: Nepal Manthan. Mangena means to hold one’s head high in the Limbu language.

Dealing with the issue of holding one’s head high, the book raises questions about the nationality and civilisation of Nepal. The second venture of the writer after Urgenko Ghoda, the book is divided into 14 chapters. Binod Bikram KC’s poem Gold Medal has also

been included.

“The book explains the relationship between nationality and civilisation. It also focuses on what is development and nationality, and also questions intellects who understand these two issues,” shared Giri.

“It is a book that will try to change society. There will be a lot of discussion taking place once people read the book,” shared Shah.