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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Sirish Ko Phool Tittle Page

Parijat was born in 1937 at the hill station of Darjeeling, India, a place known for its tea
gardens. Her father Dr. K.S. Lama was a psychologist and her mother Amrita Moktan
was his second wife. As her mother died early, Parijat was brought up by her father and
grandparents in Darjeeling. Sharing a close relationship with Nepal and at one time,
a part of the kingdom, Darjeeling has played an influential role in the development of
the country's literature.

Parijat, who was interested early on in Nepalese literature, was to play an important

and well-appreciated role in strengthening Nepalese literature. She completed part

of her schooling in Darjeeling, she came to the Kathmandu Valley in 1954. She

completed school at Padma Kanya School and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Suffering early on from physical ailments, at 26 she became paralyzed and was

supported for much of her life by her sister.

In 1959, Parijat's poem was first published by Dharti. She published three

poetry collections: Akanshya, Parijat Ko Kavita, and Baisalu Bartaman.

Her first short story was "Mailey Najanmayeko Choro". She is, however,

best known in Nepal as a novelist. Altogether, she wrote ten novels of

which Siris ko Ful gained the greatest popularity. In 1965, she was

awarded with the Madan Puraskar for the novel. She also received

the Sarwashrestha Pandulipi Puraskar, Gandaki Basunahara Puraskar,

and Bridabrit.

She was elected a member of the Tribhuwan University and was a part

of Ralfa literature movement. She also played an important role in the

establishment of Pragati Sil Lekhan Sangh and worked for

Akhil Nepal Mahila Manch, Bandi Sahayata Niyog, and Nepal Manav

Adhikar Sangathan.

Parijat remained unmarried and continued to suffer physical setbacks.

While she was contributing to literature, she also tried to support

social causes and initiated attempts like Prisoners' Assistance Mission.

She died in 1993 but is a widely popular writer in Nepal.

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