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Blue Mimosa

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Paperback, 100 pages
Published 2010 by Orchid Books (first published 1965)
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Sameen Shakya Yes. There is an ethereal feel to the book, the same as with the original. And I think everything else was handled beautifully.
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Lucy
Feb 12, 2013 Lucy rated it it was ok
I picked up the translated version of this book in an amazing bookshop in Kathmandu as I was keen to read something from a native author. The story is a tragic one and unfortunately one (perhaps partly due to something being lost in translation)that I did not particularly enjoy. I did not 'connect' with any of the characters and even although it was a short story it became a bit of a chore to finish.
Satyam Twanabasu
Dec 20, 2013 Satyam Twanabasu rated it it was amazing
I read the novel quite long time ago, probably some 13 years ago, during my high-school days! I was literally blown away that time! May be I was too young for such a great piece of fiction, but every sentence in this novel are so well constructed and so powerful! Although Parijat being a female writer, she crafted the novel so perfectly from the perspective of a middle aged Gorkha vetaran who is suffered by the middle age crisis chiefly sex. The whole atmosphere of Kathmandu during 70s is quite ...more
Samriddhi Singh
Jan 27, 2015 Samriddhi Singh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ITS IS SUCH AN AMAZING BOOK. THE BUILD UP OF THE STORY , EXPLANATIONS OF THE CHARACTER, THE DIALECT AND CONVERSATIONS BETWEEN TWO AND A THOUGHT PROCESS OF A MIDDLE AGED MAN HAS BEEN DESCRIBED IN SUCH A WONDERFUL WAY.I FIND IT REALLY AMUSING THE WAY WRITER BEING A LADY HAS DESCRIBED THE WHOLE STORY FROM THE MAN'S POINT OF VIEW, HIS THOUGHT PROCESS AND LOVE HE FELT. BUT PERSONALLY I REALLY WANTED TO KNOW... THE SIDE OF BARI AS WELL.. I WANTED TO KNOE HER BETTER, HER THOUGHTS ABOUT LOVE AND THE MAN ...more
Ujjwol
Mar 20, 2011 Ujjwol rated it it was ok
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धेरै हला र खला सुनेर पढेको थिएँ, साहरै रामरो लागेन । यो पुसतकमा "वरी" भनने नाम र शङकर लामिछानेको परोवाक बाहेक अरू केहि पनि चाखलागदो पाईन । ...more
Pragyan Thapa
Dec 30, 2013 Pragyan Thapa rated it it was ok
THE GREAT NEPALI TRAGEDY
So here is this guy Suyog, a war veteran living in Kathmandu, who frequents his drinking buddy Shiv Raj's house and meets his sisters and falls for one of his sister, Sukhambari aka Bari aka Lady Hatred aka Lady Pessimistic. The whole story revolves around his feelings towards Bari and his aweful past as a Gurkha at war. Suyog's wartime is described later on in the book which shows how he always got "easy-girls" to quench physical thirst but never loved them. As he fall
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Sasank Chapagain
Oct 07, 2012 Sasank Chapagain rated it it was amazing
Probably one of the best book i Nepali literature....
Beautifully written...
Pradeep Prasai nepali
Read this book in Nepali n English version. I felt Nepali version is reacher than English. This novel, in my opinion is quite successful in depicting the existentialism stream of literature. This young creation in neplease literature is a milestone in this philosophy. I simply praise the writer in her awareness in writing the philosophy in neplease version. Lov u Parijaat.
Kshitiz Puri
Feb 22, 2015 Kshitiz Puri rated it it was amazing
I got to read this book when i was at a very young age. the writer being a female in the third world country, astonishes with us a powerful and deeply moving tour of a troubled army soldier. I was so fascinated by what Parijat wrote, if I ever consider some Nepalese writers to be of worldclass it has to be her, barring Laxmi pd, Devkota..
Nishant Timilsina
Mar 12, 2015 Nishant Timilsina is currently reading it
Parijat is considered the greatest Women writer of Nepal. This book was voluntarily translated in English and is internationally acclaimed. Her name Parijat in Nepali language means "the blue mimosa", a purplish blue spring flower that grew in trees and covered the sidewalks of Kathmandu city.
Prayush Khadka
Apr 20, 2016 Prayush Khadka rated it it was amazing
English translation doesn't have the same beauty and prose as that of its Nepali counterpart. You literally fall in love with the writing. You feel something is missing and lost in translation.
Nabin Pathak
Jan 09, 2016 Nabin Pathak rated it it was amazing
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simple yet heart touching, leaves you with a load of emotions at the end.
Tuladhar Bikki
Feb 05, 2016 Tuladhar Bikki rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
what a nice book to read.....
Bibek Adhikary
Dec 07, 2014 Bibek Adhikary rated it did not like it
Lost in Translation.
Nirdosh
Nov 07, 2012 Nirdosh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
One of the best fiction I have ever read. The story delves into the delicacy of life and gives a totally different perspective to look at it. I was so much dragged into the story that I never wanted it to end; but it did and did it superbly. A very short read but have potential to change you. Parijat is an exceptionally great writer. I would highly recommend this book.
Parva 'chhanu' Chhantyal
It's one of the most popular Nepalese books but I think I messed up by choosing to read it in English. I kind of felt like everything was lost in translation. So, I ended up saying 'it's ok'. I suggest all Nepalese to read it in Nepali.
Sushil Rai
Oct 29, 2013 Sushil Rai rated it it was amazing
The best thing abt this book is that this book is written by a woman.
It has a simple and true love story and shows a real heart of a man.
Simplicity and realistic makes this book awesome.
Sarita Aryal
some things about a blue mimosa
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Sep 15, 2011 Tako Japaridze marked it as to-read
i can't read:( help meeeeee
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