Review: The Gurkha’s Daughter by Prajwal Parajuly

Gurkha's daughterStories about Nepalis that are short on description but rich in undercurrents, says Radhika Oberoi in The Hindu.

The prose is taut and sentences deploy a simple syntax. While it is tempting to describe The Gurkha’s Daughter as a collection of eight short stories so neat and precise that each story has a map to demarcate the geography of the narrative, it is also easy to be deceived by the simplicity.

Prajwal Parajuly’s vignettes of the lives of Nepali people — locals, refugees and those with an acquired citizenship — are meagre in description but opulent in undercurrents. He writes with severe honesty, dwelling on details only to heighten the emotional choppiness.

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