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Palpasa Café 

By Narayan Wagle (Author), Bikash Sangraula (Translator)

Recommended by Sunsar Maya

From Amazon: Palpasa Cafe tells the story of an artist, Drishya, during the height of the Nepalese Civil War. The novel is partly a love story of Drishya and the first-generation American Nepali, Palpasa, who has returned to the land of her parents after 9/11. It is often called an anti-war novel, and describes the effects of the civil war on the Nepali countryside that Drishya travels to.


The Snow Leopard

By Peter Matthiessen

Recommended by Sunsar Maya

From Amazon: In 1973, Peter Matthiessen and field biologist George Schaller traveled high into the remote mountains of Nepal to study the Himalayan blue sheep and possibly glimpse the rare and beautiful snow leopard. Matthiessen, a student of Zen Buddhism, was also on a spiritual quest to find the Lama of Shey at the ancient shrine on Crystal Mountain. As the climb proceeds, Matthiessen charts his inner path as well as his outer one, with a deepening Buddhist understanding of reality, suffering, impermanence, and beauty. This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction by acclaimed travel writer and novelist Pico Iyer.


The Black Hen

Recommended by Sunsar Maya

From Amazon: During a ceasefire, in the midst of the 10-year civil war in Nepal, two boys, Prakash and Kiran, belonging to different castes, embark on a journey to repossess a missing hen which they had raised together. They soon learn of the violence entrenched in the civil war when they are caught unaware in a clash between the fighting forces.


Note that as of this writing, Amazon only has the Region 2 DVD available, which will not typically play on US devices. The film is sometimes offered on streaming services and may at times be for sale on Amazon, pending availability. It’s one to add to a future watch list!

Searching for Nepal

From Amazon: Searching For Nepal chronicles the emotional and cultural journey of a former Peace Corps Volunteer as he returns to Nepal, seeking out his adopted family.