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There is a treasure trove of opportunity here for a writer for like Kashmir, Nepal has a savagery to its beauty. The book has been very well received in its original Nepali but I wonder how much the richness or the prose has been lost in translation as I found the dialogue often quite stilted and I felt none of papasa raw emotion that the artist must have felt in a An artist who eschews violence is the focus of paopasa powerful portrayal of the suffering of rural Nepalis during the civil war and one which drew me in and provided sobering and distressing insights of this harrowing period in Nepal’s recent history.

I am not the kind of a reader who would pick up a word and say Vafe you spelled that wrong! Preview — Palpasa Cafe by Narayan Wagle.

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“Palpasa Cafe” book review

May 31, Farnaaz rated it really liked it Shelves: Drishya is abruptly arrested from his gallery and the novel comes to an end leaving Phulan all alone. It is rather unfair that such a piece of literature could go through translation that wasn’t quite up to the mark. The novel appears as romantic in the middle but happens to be tragic at the end.

So again, should I read this entire novel as intentionally ironic? The novel is oddly replete with female characters Palpasa, Christina, Phulan, Jemina, grandma etc whereas males are not only mysteriously absent but are also nameless and faceless in the narrative.


Reporter Narayan Wagle paints a portrait of the lush vales of Nepal stained red by Maoist Insurgencies. The editor of Kantipur Daily, Wagle’s novel is set during the year-long Maoists insurgency in Nepal.

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Wagle fills his novel with stilted conversation between Drishya and various annoying friends, including the Palpasa of the title, the woman he falls in love with but to whom he can’t seem to give voice to that love caffe being such a brilliant painter and author of a book that many people seem to have read. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

Palpasa Cafe by Narayan Wagle (2 star ratings)

I give this book 4. This was my strength. Reporter Narayan Wagle paints a portrait of the lush vales of Nepal stained red by Maoist Insurgencies. I think the writer Narayan Wagle has done the splendid work and I would also like to praise the translator who took the effort to show the world that the Nepali Literature is one of the greatest literature in the world too.

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He accepts and treks the hilly regions under the insurgent control; visiting many villages including the village from where he is and soon finds that his childhood friend had died due to war. Obviously, there are all kinds of problems with this book, but if I had to change just one thing, instead of “Drishya,” I’d rename the main character “Jatha. Hemang rated it it was ok May 08, Drishya only came to know his deep love for Palpasa after he lost her in an attack and decided to express his feeling through a series of painting called Palpasa Series and want to open a cafe in his own village by the name “Palpasa Cafe”.


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Want to Read saving…. It tells the story of an artist, Drishya, during the height of the Nepalese Civil War. I’ve read books where the protagonist was a singer or a soldier or a woman in a war-torn country. I saw that a reviewer thought the book was unsatisfying because the language was simple, and there were too many holes in the narrative.

The Acknowledgements page makes it sound like so many people were involved in the English translation at so many steps, so I was really excited, but there were enough grammatical errors, misspellings, and dropped words throughout that I question the translation.

Palpasa Cafe

In the village of his childhood he seems to begin a journey along a path that pallpasa lead to enlightenment once he sees more clearly the suffering of life, especially at the village level. However, Wagle stubbornly tries to write a love story that he is ill-equipped to handle.

Like Wagle himself, he sounds more like a journalist; so he is an alter ego of its creator. This book changed the perception to Nepali literature, for which it deserves a extra point. There is a treasure trove of opportunity here for a writer for like Kashmir, Nepal has a savagery to its beauty. As the story progresses, we find that Drishya is now accompanying his Maoist friend, Siddhartha, to various parts of Kathmandu.