India Embassy and B.P. Koirala India-Nepal Foundation organized 26th edition of Conversation on Monday, April 06, 2015 at Nepal Bharat Library in Nepal Airlines Building, New Road.
This edition of Conversations had promising author Anbika Giri speaking about her recently released book Maanchheko Rang. The event was moderated by journalist/columnist Binita Dahal.
Binita Dahal introduced author Anbika Giri as one of the most vocal authors among the young generation writers.
“She is powerful in building characters and bringing them alive. I was already fascinated by her writing style when I read her first book – Communist – a collection of stories,” Dahal began.
Dahal then picked out extracts from Maanchheko Rang and introduced the prime character of the book “Maya” (a woman character who grew up during the decade long Maoist insurgency in Nepal and desperately wanted to contribute in the people’s movement) to the audience.
Giri and Dahal further engaged in discussing what inspired Anbika Giri to pen a book on one of the most historic political movements of Nepal – the Maoist insurgency and the people’s movement.
Anbika Giri shared, “This book is my impression of my upbringing during the Maoist insurgency. Though I was not directly the part of the people’s movement, I was however witnessing everything that was going between the state then, the Maoists and the people at large. My character Maya is one among those many women of that decade who were contributing at their best to make people’s movement a success. She is one of those women who wanted to break the stereotype of the patriarchal society we have been living in. She is one of those many women who have always pitied their own mother for the disrespectful role they play all their lives.”
Secretary of B.P. Koirala India-Nepal Foundation, Abhay Kumar presented token of appreciation to Giri and Dahal.