Khairini Ghat (Return to a Nepali Village)

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Khairini Ghat (Return to a Nepali Village)

By Shankar Koirala

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After having lost himself for ten years in Calcutta, a weary traveller named Bhaktabire returns to his native village in the hills of Nepal. In his old home, he finds that his father has married a second wife in order to produce an heir. In the village, outside political changes are beginning to have little-understood effects on the inhabitants. Bhaktabire, the illiterate first son of the headman, tries to regain his former status, resist the temptations of village women and manage affairs of village life.

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Shankar Koirala