Best Nepali Books Of All Time

1. Palpasa Cafe, by Narayan Wagle (2005): Written by one of Nepal’s most prominent contemporary authors, Palpasa Cafe is a heartbreaking story of loss, love, and identity in the face of a civil war that has threatened to tear Nepal apart. Set during the Maoist insurgency in the late 1990s, the novel follows the life of Drishya, a young artist whose love for her country is challenged by her exile in India. A heartbreaking tale of loss and longing, Palpasa Cafe is an essential read for anyone interested in Nepalese culture and history.

2. Palace of Illusions, by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni (2008): This captivating novel from one of India’s most acclaimed authors is set in the court of the legendary King Panchaala during the Mahabharata war. The story follows Panchaali, the exiled princess who is determined to reclaim her rightful place in the palace. With vivid prose and a strong sense of place, Palace of Illusions is an engaging and thought-provoking read.

3. The Guru of Love, by Samrat Upadhyay (2002): This bestselling novel tells the story of a lonely man in search of the ultimate spiritual guru. With a unique blend of Hindu mythology and Nepalese culture, Upadhyay’s novel is a fascinating exploration of the power of love and belief. A must-read for anyone interested in Nepalese literature.

4. The Royal Ghost, by Manjushree Thapa (2006): Manjushree Thapa’s novel follows the life of a young Nepalese woman as she navigates her way through the challenges of modern life in Kathmandu. With a strong female lead, The Royal Ghost is an inspiring story of resilience and courage in the face of adversity.

5. The Handsome Man’s De Luxe Cafe, by Manjushree Thapa (2009): Set in the bustling city of Kathmandu, this novel follows the life of Gyanu, a young Nepalese man who dreams of opening his own cafe. With a unique blend of humor and heart, this is a delightful read that will leave readers with a newfound appreciation for Nepalese culture.