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अनुवादित उपन्यास “खबुज” पढे पछि

मैले पढेका कथा/उपन्यासहरु मध्यका संभबत सबै भन्दा दुखी पात्र हो “नजिब”

बेन्यामिनको उपन्यास “खबुज” को मुख्य पात्र नजिबले साउदी अरबमा भोगेको जिन्दगी वास्तविक जीवन कथामा नै आधारित हो।नजिब जस्तो सुकै दुखमा पनि खुसीको त्यन्द्रो कस्तो मज्जा सँग खोज्छ र अति भए पछि मात्र उसका आँखाबाट त्यो उजाड मरुभूमीमा दुई थोपा आँसु खस्दा खस्दै बिलाउछ।

“खबुज” मिठो सपना देखेर घर परिवार छाडेर विदेशमा सुखको सिला खोज्ने ती सबै युवाहरूको कथा हो। यसको मुख्य पात्र भारतीय मलायम नजिब भए पनि उनी हाम्रै नेपालबाट अरबको मरुभूमी पुग्ने नवीन, नरेश, वा नारानकै एक अबतार हुन।

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दुखको मरुभूमीमा डुबेको नजिब खुल्ला मन भएको एउटा अत्यन्तै साधारण पात्र हो। उ जस्तो दुखको पहाड चढ्ने वा चढ्दै गरेका युवा युवतीहरु अरबमा लाखौँ होलान्। नजिब तिनै लाखौँ पात्रहरुको एक प्रतिबिम्ब हुन।
अनुवादित उपन्यासको भाषा सरल छ।अनुवादित उपन्यास पढे जस्तो पनि लाग्दैन।
मनै छुने “खबुज” अङ्ग्रेजी संस्करण “गोट डेज”को अनुवाद हो। जसलाई दिनेश कफ्लेले अनुवाद गर्नु भएको हो। फाईन प्रिन्टले प्रकाशन गरेको यो पुस्तक पेन्गुइन इन्डियासँग अनुवाद अधिकार लिएर प्रकाशित गरेको हो।
सहदेब

न्यु योर्क

फेब्रुवरी ६,२०१५

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The Sacrament of the Goddess: Love, War, and Nepal

The Sacrament of the Goddess: Love, War, and Nepal
A Book Review by Sahadev Poudel

Keeping a beautiful town Beni Bazar in the background, The Sacrament of the Goddess by Joe Neimczura, tells a heart touching story of contemporary Nepali society through the eyes of a young American doctor and a young Nepali woman.

Matt, a recently graduate medical student goes to Nepal as a volunteer to work in a hospital, where he falls in love with a young Nepali woman. Their love evolves like in a romantic film. And yes there’s so called civil war in Nepal and it affecting everyone.
As a professional nurse and author of two books Joe Niemczura brings doctors, nurses, and other characters in the charitable hospital in Beni. Joe’s first book was The Hospital at the End of the World, a memoir about his first trip to Nepal as a nurse educator. In The Sacrament of the Goddess, I see some images of The Hospital at the End of the World. He describes how Nepali health workers work during the civil war with a limited accessories in the hospital and show us how they co-operate with Maoists insurgents’ and Army officials. Joe creates a wonderful hospital in Beni Bazar full with friendly staffs. They also represent powerful characters of Nepali society. In a painful canvas Joe tells not only a soulful story of a Nepali young woman and an American doctor but also shows Maoist’s authoritarian rule, story of kidnap, death and Sushila and Matt’s conflict. Every pages of The Sacrament of the Goddess tell something new about Nepali culture.

The peaceful ending of the story represents the peaceful ending of the civil war.

Anyone who is interested to know Nepali life, culture, Maoist’s war, and hospital’s working condition Nepal, The Sacrament of the Goddess could be like a guide book too.
You can also hear a conversation with Joe Neimczura on Himali Sworharu’s Open Mic. He is also reading a short segment from his novel.
You may get more info on Amazon
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