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by Samrat Upadhyay


Samrat Upadhyay his countrymen to that of a caged parrot, whose hunger is not for food but for freedom, whose only desire in the world is to fly away into the. Woods. The Ranas immediately banned the circulation of the poems and threw the poet in jail

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Arresting God in Kathmandu, Samrat Upadhyay. When he was young, Pramod loved to visit this famous temple of Lord Shiva, who had protected the inhabitants of the Kathmandu Valley since ancient times. p. cm. ISBN 0-618-04371-3. 1. Kathmandu (Nepal)-Fiction. He used to walk through the large complex, making his way among the other worshipers to touch the feet of the gods scattered throughout. But he hadn’t been here in months, and he briefly wondered whether he had neglected Shiva.

Arresting God in Kathmandu. Upadhyay’s stories leave the reader with much food for thought and will make a good choice for book discussion groups. On the bookshelvesAll. From a major new talent come short stories set in modern Nepal, about arranged marriages, forbidden desires, and the universal yearning for human connection (Amitav Ghosh). Set in a city where gods are omnipresent, privacy is elusive, and family defines identity, these are stories of men and women caught between their own needs and the demands of their society and culture. Fiction Short Stories. Kathmandu (Nepal) - Fiction. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. Not especially original in theme, but Upadhyay’s flinty, oddly proper style is attractive and succeeds in bringing life to these otherwise unpromising (and often seemingly misogynistic) scenarios. Pub Date: Aug. 2nd, 2001. Samrat Upadhyay's new collection vibrates at the edges of intersecting cultures. Upadhyay's first novel showcases his finest writing and his signature themes. Journalists in Kathmandu are targeted by the government. A Nepali man studying in America drops out of school and finds himself a part of the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. A white American woman moves to Nepal and changes her name. A Nepali man falls in love with mysterious foreign black woman.

The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.

Samrat Upadhyay (Nepali: सम्राट उपाध्याय) is a Nepalese writer, born in 1963, who writes in English. First published by Houghton Mifflin Company in 2001, Arresting God in Kathmandu is Upadhyay's first book. Upadhyay is a professor of creative writing and has previously served as the Director of the Creative Writing Program at Indiana University. He is the first Nepali-born fiction writer writing in English to be published in the West. He was born and raised in Kathmandu, Nepal, and came to the United States in 1984 at the age of twenty-one. He lives with his wife and daughter in Bloomington, Indiana. It is a collection of nine short stories.

Arresting God in Kathmandu is the debut book by Nepali-American author Samrat Upadhyay. It is a collection of nine short stories that provide a glimpse into everyday life in Kathmandu, Nepal. Published in 2001, Arresting God in Kathmandu was awarded the Whiting Writers' Award for fiction. The book marks the first time a Nepali writer writing in English has been published in the West.

From the first Nepali author writing in English to be published in the West, Arresting God in Kathmandu brilliantly explores the nature of desire and spirituality in a changing society. With the assurance and unsentimental wisdom of a long-established writer, Upadhyay records the echoes of modernization throughout love and family. Here are husbands and wives bound together by arranged marriages but sometimes driven elsewhere by an intense desire for connection and transcendence. In a city where gods are omnipresent, where privacy is elusive and family defines identity, these men and women find themselves at the mercy of their desires but at the will of their society. Psychologically rich and astonishingly acute, Arresting God in Kathmandu introduces a potent new voice in contemporary fiction.

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ISBN13: 978-0618043712

ISBN: 0618043713

Author: Samrat Upadhyay

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: Short Stories & Anthologies

Language: English

Publisher: Mariner Books; First Edition edition (August 2, 2001)

Pages: 192 pages

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Rating: 4.9

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Asyasya
The title of this book aroused my curiosity; how could anyone possibly arrest God? I decided to satisfy my curiosity, it being unlikely that the author of Buddha's Orphans would have written a really bad book. I wasn't disappointed; he didn't. As to the title, I don't want to spoil your surprise when you read the fifth story, "During the Festival."

The nine stories in this book are each very different from the others, but they share a certain atmosphere, which, I trust, reflects the cultural milieu of Nepal and Kathmandu. But I have been more impressed with the similarities than with the differences between Nepalese (as Dr. Upadhyay describes them) and Americans.

I am not really sure which this book should have, four or five stars. Neither choice would be far wrong; none of these stories is up to the level of Arthur C. Clarke's magnificent "The Star" or the stories in Edgar Pangborn's Still I Persist in Wondering (Tales of a Darkening World), but I enjoyed every one, so if I err I prefer to err on the side of kindness.

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Asyasya
The title of this book aroused my curiosity; how could anyone possibly arrest God? I decided to satisfy my curiosity, it being unlikely that the author of Buddha's Orphans would have written a really bad book. I wasn't disappointed; he didn't. As to the title, I don't want to spoil your surprise when you read the fifth story, "During the Festival."

The nine stories in this book are each very different from the others, but they share a certain atmosphere, which, I trust, reflects the cultural milieu of Nepal and Kathmandu. But I have been more impressed with the similarities than with the differences between Nepalese (as Dr. Upadhyay describes them) and Americans.

I am not really sure which this book should have, four or five stars. Neither choice would be far wrong; none of these stories is up to the level of Arthur C. Clarke's magnificent "The Star" or the stories in Edgar Pangborn's Still I Persist in Wondering (Tales of a Darkening World), but I enjoyed every one, so if I err I prefer to err on the side of kindness.

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PanshyR
I have been looking to read this book for long time and I finally did it. The stories are not bad, I enjoyed pretty much. I have read most of the books by Samrat Upadhyay and there are well constructed and narrated. I will definitely read his new creation whenever it will be in the market. In addition to that, this book was arrived on time and as it was used book, it was in acceptable condition.
PanshyR
I have been looking to read this book for long time and I finally did it. The stories are not bad, I enjoyed pretty much. I have read most of the books by Samrat Upadhyay and there are well constructed and narrated. I will definitely read his new creation whenever it will be in the market. In addition to that, this book was arrived on time and as it was used book, it was in acceptable condition.
terostr
Short stories, current day, set in Nepal. What I liked is the description of places and people - gives you a feel for what it is like in Nepal. What I didn't like is that the stories were mostly sad; stories of disappointment; love lost; etc. However, does give you a sense for cultural differences.
terostr
Short stories, current day, set in Nepal. What I liked is the description of places and people - gives you a feel for what it is like in Nepal. What I didn't like is that the stories were mostly sad; stories of disappointment; love lost; etc. However, does give you a sense for cultural differences.
Dianantrius
I bought this for my friend who is from Nepal as a way for him to practice English reading stories he could relate to and he enjoyed the book VERY much!
Dianantrius
I bought this for my friend who is from Nepal as a way for him to practice English reading stories he could relate to and he enjoyed the book VERY much!
Kage
The first three stories (chapters) were very engaging and quite enjoyable. By the sixth and seventh story - though each was different - it felt too familiar. Not necessarily predictable, but too much the same as before. The final story switching to first-person was strange and jarring at first, but by the end of the book seemed to "work". The book is definitely entertaining and makes Kathmandu and other areas of Nepal "come alive" even for those of us who have never been there.
Kage
The first three stories (chapters) were very engaging and quite enjoyable. By the sixth and seventh story - though each was different - it felt too familiar. Not necessarily predictable, but too much the same as before. The final story switching to first-person was strange and jarring at first, but by the end of the book seemed to "work". The book is definitely entertaining and makes Kathmandu and other areas of Nepal "come alive" even for those of us who have never been there.
Zetadda
Great insight to Nepalese culture and traditions. Fantastic character development. The stories only get better.
Zetadda
Great insight to Nepalese culture and traditions. Fantastic character development. The stories only get better.
Uthergo
really enjoyed this slim volume of short stories and can't wait to read his first novel. A gifted writer in the tradition of Rohinton Mistry and all the other wonderful and talented Indian writers --and now I have been somewhat exposed to Nepal's culture as well...I highly recommend this book
Uthergo
really enjoyed this slim volume of short stories and can't wait to read his first novel. A gifted writer in the tradition of Rohinton Mistry and all the other wonderful and talented Indian writers --and now I have been somewhat exposed to Nepal's culture as well...I highly recommend this book
Caviat: I only read four of the stories before I was fed-up with this book.

3 of the four stories felt like plot descriptions for low-budget soft-core porn. Man is sad or frustrated with life; man finds unconventional woman to have sex with (anyone, really, ugly secretary, disabled daughter-in-law, random lady on the street who he talked to for ten seconds); sex is awkward and painful to read; sex doesnt make man's life better, but at least he's having sex; the end.

The other story was interesting, but ultimately not nearly enough to keep me reading.
Caviat: I only read four of the stories before I was fed-up with this book.

3 of the four stories felt like plot descriptions for low-budget soft-core porn. Man is sad or frustrated with life; man finds unconventional woman to have sex with (anyone, really, ugly secretary, disabled daughter-in-law, random lady on the street who he talked to for ten seconds); sex is awkward and painful to read; sex doesnt make man's life better, but at least he's having sex; the end.

The other story was interesting, but ultimately not nearly enough to keep me reading.