The Gurkha’s Daughter : Stories

Twenty-seven year old Prajwal Parajuly from Gangtok, India is touted as the next big thing in South Asian fiction. It’s probably a good time to take note of his name and pre-order his upcoming book ‘The Gurkhas Daughter’ which is being published by Quercus, an independent publishing house based in London. In his very own words he shares that the book is “a collection of short stories about Nepali-speaking people the world over. My family is originally from Kalimpong. I grew up in Gangtok, and my mother is from Nepal; so bringing together stories from all these places into a collection seemed only natural”. The talented writer identifies himself as a Nepali-speaking Indian writer writing in English. He’s also the first Indian to be selected into the University of Oxford’s highly selective Creative Writing Master’s. ‘The Gurkhas Daughter’ will only release on 3 Jan 2013 but it’s already on Number 25 on Bestselling New Releases [rankings will probably change by the time you look]. Looks like the new years gonna start with a bang for Prajwal! Pre-order your copy now, I’ve got mine ordered! And guys, let’s not argue regarding if he’s more Indian or Nepali, the thing is, for his writing to be recognised and noticed by an international publishing house speaks volumes about his skill. That is what we need to appreciate leaving behind the identity, moreover he has stated that this book is a collection of short stories about Nepali-speaking people all over, most probably you and me. Let’s appreciate the goodness. Can’t wait to read.

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  1. I can’t wait for this book to come out. Ordering it right now.

    Lovely cover. I am sure it will be a great read.

  2. I jst read the title story(a friend works in media, he received a review copy)… as a british gorkha’s daughter i was amazed at the 100 percent accurate descriptions in the story. prajwal has everything down to the T. numberee culture, bada, badi references, Bada Saheb in the army liking someone more than another officer. my friend has taken the book away so he can read it himself.. will let you know how the rest of the book is. i haven’t read the other stories but the title story is a 10/10. it was haunting. i cant wait to read the other stories

  3. I read the entire book. It is everything I expected and much more than that. It’s an excellent book and I won’t be surprised if it bags every award there is. It will be a bestseller, I promise!!

  4. i attened the launch in delhi and have a complaint . the venue was too small. there was more than 250 people i think and we had to stand at the bakc. as the chief guest sayd, ‘ have it in a stadium next.’ but the book is awesxomeeeee. i am on chapter four. it is real good.

  5. I’m gone to say to my little brother, that he should also pay a visit this blog on regular basis to get updated from most up-to-date gossip.

  6. the cover does not potray a gurkhas daughter. it seems like a picture of a typical indian girl in indian dress saree. or is it something i missing out?

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