KATHMANDU: Several literary publications of the Nepal Academy are in need of a better market.
Samakalin (prose-based quarterly), Pragya (a half-yearly journal with review by experts), Journal of Nepalese Studies (half-yearly English journal), Kabita (a quarterly anthology of poems), and a literary news-based quarterly are being published regularly by the Academy.
Similarly, Pragya Gatibidhi (which means the Academy’s activities), multi-linguistic half-yearly publication Sayaptrai, Nepal Bhasa’s annual journal Thayamu, Maithili’s language journal Aangan, Limbu language journal Phaktanglung, Bhojpuri language journal Mahua, and half-yearly children’s magazine Balpragya are other regular publications.
According to Academy member-secretary Jagat Prasad Upadhyaya, though an agreement was signed for the sale of these publications, smooth supply has not taken place, compelling the Academy to call for a new tender towards that end.
However, no company so far has taken interest and the Academy will respond to the issue through a new approach after Dashain.