Arresting God in Kathmandu

Arresting God in Kathmandu

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Author: Samrat Upadhyay
Publisher: Rupa
Year: 2001
Language: English
Pages: 191
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8171678033


From the first Nepali author writing in English to be published in the West, this novel explores the nature of desire and spirituality in a changing society.

With the assurance and unsentimental wisdom of a long-established writer, Upadhyay records the echoes of modernization throughout love and family. Here are husbands and wives bound together by arranged marriages but sometimes driven elsewhere by an intense desire for connection and transcendence. In a city where gods are omnipresent, where privacy is elusive and family defines identity, these men and women find themselves at the mercy of their desires but at the will of their society. Psychologically rich and astonishingly acute, 'Arresting God in Kathmandu' introduces a potent new voice in contemporary fiction.


Upadhyay invites us to participate in intense passions of quirky and imaginative individuals and couples in these wonderful stories full of irony, compassion wisdom, and wit. Read him and you will learn about Nepal as well as yourself.
—Josip Novakovich


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The Cooking Poet

Deepak Misra's Secretary

The Limping Bride

During the Festival

The Room Next Door

The Man with Long Hair

This World

A Great Man's House