Indian Embassy and B.P. Koirala India-Nepal Foundation organized 24th edition of Conversations on Friday, 13th February 2015 at Nepal-Bharat Library, Nepal Airlines Building in New Road.
In this edition of Conversations, Kumar Nagarkoti shared insights on his latest book Aksherganj. He mentioned that he is delighted to use the modern flavour in the names of the characters in his book which is completely different in Nepali terminology.
Shekhar Kharel mentioned that Nagarkoti is a magician of words. He said, “We can see his playfulness in his writing”. Nagarkoti replied “ I love words. I like to play with the sound of letters.” Nagarkoti also read some excerpts from his book upon the request of Kharel. When asked about his response to criticism, he replied that he does not care about them and just wants to experiment with different genres.
Akhergunj is about a Utopia where the writer meets and talks to dead writers, philosophers and painters. Nagarkoti mentioned that he wrote this book because of his longing to meet those people.
Abhay Kumar, Secretary, B. P. Koirala India-Nepal Foundation thanked both the writers and the audience. He mentioned that Conversation has completed its two years journey with participation of many eminent authors of Nepal. He also informed that eminent Indian playwright and film director Mahesh Duttani will deliver a talk under the VOICES program at the library on 19th February 2015 and noted Indian Poet Manohar Shetty will talk on poetry at Nepal- Bharat Library on 23rd February 2015.