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Yogmaya is one of the most interesting characters in Nepali history—an early 20th century poet turned social activist who went to found the first women’s rights organisation, and then led 60-something of her followers to a mass suicide. This fascinating persona is the primary character in Yogmaya, novelist and poet Neelam Karki’s recent Madan Puraskar winning novel. Karki, who writes under the nom-de-plume Niharika, is the author of books such as Beli, Hawaan and Cheerharan. In this interview with the Post, Karki talks about the book that won her Nepali literature’s highest honour and her journey as a young woman interested in reading to the centre of the Nepali literary stage.
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Yogmaya, a novel by Neelam Karki Niharika, has got this year’s Madan Puraskar, which is considered to be one of the most prestigious literary awards in Nepal.
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Neelam Karki, who writes under the nom-de-plume Niharika, is a novelist and poet who has penned books such as Beli and Hawaan. Her latest book, Cheerharan, has been short-listed for this year’s edition of the prestigious Madan Puraskar—Nepal’s highest literary honour. In this interview with the Post’s Samikshya Bhattarai, Karki talks about the book that propelled her into the limelight and her journey from an impoverished village to the literary centre stage. Exceprts:
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