Published on Jul 17 2015 // Opinion
Nepal-China Literary Relations: What Are the Prospects?   
Mahesh Paudyal When Jacques Derrida talked about ‘teleopoiesis’ in his Politics of Friendship (1993), it did not make much fuss as the typical Derridian concept of ‘differance’ had made when it came first. It sounded just another incomprehensible Derridian jargon, meant for few persistent people...

Published on Apr 23 2015 // Opinion
Dramatizing the Local: Centripetal Experimentations in Contemporary Nepali Literature
By Mahesh Paudyal Gayatri Spivak’s notion of ‘epistemic violence’, though used in the contexts of the colonized nations, does not pertain merely to a post-colonial world; it equally fits into never-colonized worlds, provided, such worlds provide grounds for such violence to occur. In never-colonized...

Published on Nov 20 2014 // Opinion
A Theoretical Engagement with ‘SAARC Literature’
Mahesh Paudyal There is no academically accepted chunk of writing called ‘SAARC Literature’, like there is a convention of using a volley of misnomers like South Asian Literature, Third World Literature, Commonwealth Literature and so on for the body of writing coming roughly from this region called...

Published on Sep 06 2014 // Opinion
Young Writers: Where Do They Stand?
By Mahesh Paudyal Soon after the completion of French Revolution with all of its odds and evens, William Wordsworth, an English romantic wrote: Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive, But to be young was very heaven!–Oh! times, In which the meager, stale, forbidding ways Of custom, law, and statute,...