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Puspanjali: Vishwo Kabita to Namuna

Translated by Rishikesh Shah. Foreword and preface by Balakrishna Sama.

Here is a collection of some of the world's most renowned poets translated from English into Nepali. Poets include William Shakespeare, Rabindranath Tagore, John Donne, Percy Shelley, Robert Frost, Mao Tse Tung, Thomas Hardy, John Milton, William Wordsworth and Najarool Islam, just to name a few. The poems of 39 poets are represented in this volume.
Poems can be translated from one language into another, but translating poetry is more than translating words. It also means translating ideas, images, sounds and rhythms. As Robert Frost once said, "Poetry is what is lost in the translation." Nonetheless, Rishikesh Shah's admirable achievement in translating this collection of poems has presented a wonderful gift, like an "offering of flowers," to Nepali-reading people everywhere.

Paperback. 113 pages. Nepali text.
Weight: 140 g (4.9 oz).
Item No: N000005814.
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*** Children's Books ***

Gita Goes on a Picni
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Illustrated by Puran Shakya

With attractive watercolours of city and country scenes, this book teaches important lessons about traffic safety to urban and rural pre-primary and primary level Nepali children. This book is one of a series of children's books published by Educate the Children (ETC) in cooperation with Pilgrims Book House. It combines the very highest quality with the lowest possible cost in order to make it accessible to all Nepali children and their parents.

Paperback. 16 pages. Colour illustrations on art paper. Nepali text.
Weight: 130 g (4.6 oz).
Item No: 81-7303-133-9.
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Let's Be Friends

Illustrated by Puran Shakya

A story about different coloured butterflies, teaching pre-primary to primary level children about the meaning of friendship. This book is one of a series of children's books published by Educate the Children (ETC) in cooperation with Pilgrims Book House. It combines the very highest quality with the lowest possible cost in order to make it accessible to all Nepali children and their parents.

Paperback. 16 pages. Colour illustrations on art paper. Nepali text.
Weight: 135 g (4.7 oz).
Item No: 81-7303-135-5.
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My Counting Book

Illustrated by Puran Shakya

This tale depicts typical Nepalese scenes to teach counting and numbers to urban and rural pre-primary and primary level children in Nepal. This book is one of a series of children's books published by Educate the Children (ETC) in cooperation with Pilgrims Book House. It combines the very highest quality with the lowest possible cost in order to make it accessible to all Nepali children and their parents.

Paperback. 28 pages. Colour illustrations on art paper. Nepali text.
Weight: 200 g (7 oz).
Item No: 81-7303-134-7.
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Nindra Maya

Retold by Eva Kipp

Nindra Maya is the story of an orphan's journey from poverty to princedom. It is replete with interesting happenings - kings and queens transforming themselves into birds; palaces vanishing into thin air; and birds coming to the rescue of men. The romantic ambience of the tale will certainly captivate the hearts of children of different age groups. Nindra Maya is one of the most popular folktales from Nepal.

Paperback. 13 pages. Colour paintings. Nepali and English text. 21 x 27 cm.
Weight: 70 g (2.5 oz).
Item No: 81-7303-171-1.
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The Water Angel's Love: A Nepalese Tale

Retold by Eva Kipp

The sun, a symbol of limitless energy and strength, appears in this tale as an oblivious lover of a water angel. The angel strives endlessly to attract his attention and even relinquishes her abode in the water. Her love remains unrequited but eventually she becomes inseparable from the sun, partaking of his power and glory forever. The story emphasises the bond that binds together all forms of life.

Paperback. 12 pages. Colour paintings. English & Nepali text. 19 x 26 cm.
Weight: 60 g (2.1 oz).
Item No: 81-7303-163-0.
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Education ***

Bachcha ko Bikas ko Bidhi (Child Upliftment)

by Maria Montessori

The renowned Montessori method of raising children from birth to three years of age, the years regarded as the most important in laying good foundations for the child's psychology.  First Nepali translation.

Paperback.  152 pages.  Nepali text. 
Weight: 230 g (8.1 oz).
Item No: N000006562.
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Fiction ***

Biswamitra

by Indira Prasai

Paperback. 133 pages. Nepali text.
Weight: 170 g (6 oz).
Item No: N000023088.
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Modern Literary Nepali: An Introductory Reader

by Michael Hutt

This book introduces a selection of published 20th century Nepali texts, in both prose and verse. It contains 5 short stories, 2 essays, an extract from an autobiography, and 20 complete poems, along with 7 extracts from a longer narrative poem and provides an introduction into modern Nepali literature.

Paperback. 286 pages.
Weight: 380 g (13.3 oz).
Item No: 0195651111.
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*** Language ***

Sano Sabda Sansar: Nepali/Romanised Nepali/English; English/Romanised Nepali/Nepali

by Krishna Bhakta Pradhan & Grace M Terrell

A handy, pocket-sized Nepali/English English/Nepali dictionary and, in addition, a synonym finder for both English and Nepali words. It is most useful for Nepali students. Each Nepali word is given its devanagari and its romanised forms. A short introduction is included on the Nepali language, pronunciation, usage, alphabet, numbers, months, seasons and signs of the zodiac.

Paperback. 143 pages. 143 pages. Paperback.
Weight: 80 g (2.8 oz).
Item No: N000020136.
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A Small World of Words: English/Romanised Nepali/Nepali; Romanised Nepali/Nepali/English

by Krishna Bhakta Pradhan & Grace M Terrell

A handy, pocket-sized English/Nepali Nepali/English dictionary and, in addition, a synonym finder for both English and Nepali words. It is most useful for the traveller in Nepal and the student of Nepali. Each Nepali word is given its devanagari and its romanised forms. A short introduction is included on the Nepali language, pronunciation, usage, alphabet, numbers, months, seasons and signs of the zodiac.

Paperback. 287 pages.
Weight: 95 g (3.3 oz).
Item No: N000005893.
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Music ***

Sangeet ko Bistrit Awalokan


by Ram Sharan Damal

This book has been written to teach the fundamentals of Western music to Nepalese students. The book explains musical notation and basic theory. It provides an introduction to the different instruments and to musical technique and expression. It shows students both how to read and how to play music. An invaluable guide for both students and more experienced musicians.

The author, Ram Sharan Darnal, is a renowned scholar in the music and cultural sector of Nepal and has studied almost every Nepali folk tune and song.

Paperback. 219 pages. Nepali text.
Weight: 240 g (8.4 oz).
Item No: 8177690507.
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Poetry ***

Jog Mandalika Kabi ra Kabita (Poets and Poems by Jog Mandali)

Compiled & edited by Shradchandra Sharma

In the early years of the 20th century, a period when the Nepalese government was hostile to any organisational activities by poets and writers, poets would gather at various houses around Kathmandu to present their poems to each other.
One early group of poets which met in this way was called the Jogbir Mandali. This group included renowned poets of their day such Shambhu Prasad, Lekhnath Paudyal, Deepkeshwor Lohani, Chakrapani Chalise and Punyanath Lohani. They wrote poems in four languages -- Nepali, Hindi, Sanskrit and Nepali Bhasa, although Nepali was preferred.
This book is a compilation of poems written by these men and preserves for us today this remarkable collection of Nepali poetry.

Paperback. 127 pages. Nepali and English text. B&W drawings.
Weight: 205 g (7.2 oz).
Item No: N000020671.
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Modern Literary Nepali: An Introductory Reader

by Michael Hutt

This book introduces a selection of published 20th century Nepali texts, in both prose and verse. It contains 5 short stories, 2 essays, an extract from an autobiography, and 20 complete poems, along with 7 extracts from a longer narrative poem and provides an introduction into modern Nepali literature.

Paperback. 286 pages.
Weight: 380 g (13.3 oz).
Item No: 0195651111.
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Puspanjali: Vishwo Kabita to Namuna

Translated by Rishikesh Shah. Foreword and preface by Balakrishna Sama.

Here is a collection of some of the world's most renowned poets translated from English into Nepali. Poets include William Shakespeare, Rabindranath Tagore, John Donne, Percy Shelley, Robert Frost, Mao Tse Tung, Thomas Hardy, John Milton, William Wordsworth and Najarool Islam, just to name a few. The poems of 39 poets are represented in this volume.
Poems can be translated from one language into another, but translating poetry is more than translating words. It also means translating ideas, images, sounds and rhythms. As Robert Frost once said, "Poetry is what is lost in the translation." Nonetheless, Rishikesh Shah's admirable achievement in translating this collection of poems has presented a wonderful gift, like an "offering of flowers," to Nepali-reading people everywhere.

Paperback. 113 pages. Nepali text.
Weight: 140 g (4.9 oz).
Item No: N000005814.
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Umliye ka Pida Haru

by Narayan Prasad Misha

Paperback. 144 pages. Nepali text.
Weight: 140 g (4.9 oz).
Item No: 8177691953.
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*** Politics ***

Janata Ko Ghosana Patra (The People's Manifesto - Part One)

by Sanjeev Satyal

Paperback. 216 pages. Nepali text.
Weight: 225 g (7.9 oz).
Item No: N000005134.
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Prajatantra ra Janawaj

by Narayan Prasad Mishra

Paperback. 227 pages. Nepali text.
Weight: 300 g (10.5 oz).
Item No: 8177691961.
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*** Proverbs ***

Nepalese Book of Proverbs

by Kesar Lall

Proverbs are very much used in Nepal and, while the proverbs are of universal application, they also preserve the distinct flavour of the Nepalese land and its people. Here are 447 proverbs on every subject from "the rich and the poor" to "fire, wind and water" to "sin, sorrow, fear and folly". Each proverb is quoted in its original Nepali or Newari language version and, on the facing page, it appears in its English translation.

Paperback. 98 pages. English, Nepali and Newari text.
Weight: 125 g (4.4 oz).
Item No: N000005200.
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