Credit: Marzena Pogorzaly

Prajwal Parajuly

Tuesday, July 29, 7:00 p.m.

The Gurkha's Daughter

Introduction by Geetika Pathania Jain 

A number one bestseller in India and a shortlisted nomination for the Dylan Thomas Prize, The Gurkha’s Daughter is a distinctive debut from a rising star in South Asian literature. This collection of stories captures the textures and sounds of the Nepalese diaspora through eight intimate, nuanced portraits, taking us from the hillside city of Darjeeling, India to a tucked away Nepalese restaurant in New York City.

Prajwal Parajuly, the son of an Indian father and a Nepalese mother, divides his time between New York and Oxford, England, but disappears to Gangtok, his hometown in the Indian Himalayas, at every opportunity. 

Geetika Pathania Jain is a regular contributor to India Currents and enjoys writing book and film reviews.

This event is co-sponsored by 

  whose goal is to provide education and a family environment for underprivileged Nepali kids at a children's home in Kathmandu.

Event date: 
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
1010 El Camino Real
94025-4349 Menlo Park