RATNA TOP FIVE - BIOGRAPHIES
Today, we look at the best biographies available in today's market. We can consider these five titles to be the top Nepali biographies by personality in film, politics, media, music, and literature.
Jiwan Kada Ki Phool is a book and Madan Puraskar winner written by Jhamak Ghimire about her own story. It has been printed seven times within two years making it the Nepali best seller of all time. It has also received many other awards. The book is inspirational and encouraging and has something for everyone to learn from. It has recently been translated into English as “A flower in the midst of thorns”.It is all about her life and the difficulties she faced. It is really good to read.
“Maha ko Ma” is an autobiographical book that throws light on the unseen and perhaps the harsher side of the life of one of the most eminent entertainers in the Nepali entertainment scene, Madan Krishna Shrestha.
The book shows the behind the scenes struggles faced by Madan Krishna in accomplishing his title as the most coveted comedian and actor in the Nepali industry. Despite the book having many experiences that have been shared by Madan Shrestha with Hari Bansha Acharya, the ability of Madan Krishna to depict a completely different view of the same experiences as written in the autobiography of Hari Bansha, China Harayeko Manche, withoutrepeating the stances has garnered praise from critics and fans alike.
China Harayeko Manchhe is an autobiography written by Hari Bansha Acharya. The storyline of Cheena Harayako Manchhe, is about a simple godfearing man who happens to lose his "China" or "Cheena" (horoscope). The autobiography depicts the author's childhood memories, fantasies and the struggles he had to face during his adolescent years. According to the author the book is the tribute to his late wife Meera and proceeds from the book will go to a trust of her name.
Ani Choing Dolma was born in Bouddha. Her childhood was full of suffering and she grew up with much pain and complexity. To get rid of the pain due to her father’s death, she went into a monastery and later became a Buddhist nun. She learnt spiritualism, monasticism, and the meaning of loyalty, truth, patience and forgiveness. Today, she stands as a leading role of peace and harmony in the world. This autobiography is the twelfth translation of the original French edition.
This is a most remarkable book which must be read by all those who prize democratic values and those who want to know what it meant to be part of an arduous struggle to install democracy in Nepal. The name Ganesh Man Singh is itself synonymous with the fifty-year long democratic struggle, and it is thus natural that his autobiography makes an authoritative reading on this subject.