9788129109156

ROYAL GHOSTS

by Samrat Upadhyay

  1. ISBN: 9.79E+12
  2. Pages: 224 pages
  3. Date: 2006

ABOUT THIS BOOK

The Royal Ghost features characters trying to reconcile their true desires with the forces at work in Nepali society. Against the backdrop of the violent Maoist insurgencies that have claimed thousands of lives, these characters struggle with their duties to their aging parents, an oppressive caste system, and the complexities of arranged marriage. In the end, they manage to find peace and connection, often where they least expect it-with the people directly in front of them. These stories brilliantly examine not only Kathmandu during a time of political crisis and cultural transformation but also the effects of that city on the individual consciousness.

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

Samrat Upadhyay is the author of Arresting God in Kathmandu, a Whiting Award winner. The Royal Ghosts, and The Guru of Love , a New York Times Notable Book and a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year. He has written for the New York Times and has appeard on BBC Radio and National Public Radio. Upadhyay directs the creative writing programe at Indiana University