Jebin Gautam wins Writing Nepal 2019

La.lit | December 23, 2019

Jebin Gautam’s ‘The Last Morning Rendezvous’, a story of a woman navigating a specious relationship, won first place in the fourth edition of Writing Nepal: A Short Story Contest.

Sankuntala looking back to glimpse Dushyanta

Sakuntalā and/in Laxmi Prasad Devkota

Namrata Chaturvedi | December 10, 2019

Devkota’s Shākuntal is far from being a simple translation or even an adaptation. It is, to use the words of P. Lal, a ‘transcreation’. Reading Devkota’s Shākuntal gives the sense of a sustained dialogue between two Māhakāvis of two distinct, but related, cultural and poetic traditions.

Writing Nepal 2019: The Shortlist!

La.Lit | November 17, 2019

After a fall of reading and re-reading your submissions to the fourth edition of La.Lit’s Writing Nepal: A Short Story Contest, Judge Samrat Upadhayay has revealed his picks!

Tenderness: An Improbable Profession.

Shefali Upreti | October 6, 2019

Tenderness takes work and acceptance, Yukta says. And tenderness in the workplace depends largely on the way you see work.

La.Lit Fellowships in Nonfiction: New Ethnographic Writing 2019

La.lit | September 27, 2019

La.Lit, in partnership with the Open Institute, is pleased to announce the second edition of the La.Lit Fellowships in Nonfiction: New Ethnographic Writing. The NEW 2019 Fellowships aim to produce high-quality, research-driven writing.

कसिङ्गर

Rita Shree Baramu | September 1, 2019

आमै प्राय भनी राख्थिन्, “आइतीको जस्तो जिन्दगी त शत्रुले पनि बाँच्नु नपरोस् ।” आइती अर्थात् मेरी क्षामा, क्षामा अर्थात् आमाकी बहिनी । संसारमा मैले राम्ररी नियालेका र चिनेका मान्छे मध्ये पहिलो आमा अनि उनै क्षामा...

Feminist fiction

For Every Season

Paavan Mathema | August 18, 2019

Her daughters would be strong, they would do whatever they wanted.
They would not give up their dreams, would not become her.
Perhaps that’s why she would try to steer us away from stereotypes – away from kitchens and brooms, away from frilly dresses and colourful nail polishes.

Breaking the Bracket 2019

La.lit | August 8, 2019

Breaking the Bracket 2019: A Writing Program, is inviting young, emerging female and gender non-conforming writers writing in Nepali languages and English to participate in a year long program.

To Ebba, soul and body

Byanjana Thapa | August 7, 2019

So what do we love, in the end? An amalgam of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen and phosphorus? Or a projection, a shadow, a signal that blinks off when its physical progenitor ceases to draw breath?