(Last Updated on : 31-10-2012)
Post revolution era in Nepali literature is much more of a modernistic concept and its life had started out from comparatively contemporary times in 2007 A.D., still moving towards refinement and sophistication in search of a pinnacle and self-satisfaction. However, the present society in Nepal, its internal as well as external tensions and abrasions, the crusade for freedom from tyranny and various other such social and political aspects, counted within world historical metamorphosis, integrally has affected upon Nepali literature, not only in the country, but also to Nepali residents in India. As such, the post revolution era in Nepali literature has both witnessed the good and bad sides of the same coin. However, literature in Nepali language did not only taste success in the Indian subcontinent, but in the Nepali diaspora too, countries as far away as United States and Australia. Enthusiastic poetry festivals have been organised by the International Nepali Literary Society (INLS) in Baltimore, USA, together with the convention of the Association of Nepalis in America (ANA). These two promising initiatives had witnessed bulk volumes of literary recitations that had ruminated deep feelings of nationalism, nationality and 'Nepaliness'. Film festivals based on human rights have also been in the pipeline in the diaspora, tremendously raising the admirability of Nepali literature from the post revolution era.
One of the most memorable and much respected works in post revolution era in Nepali literature is the translation of Muna Madan by Michael Hutt, which was penned by Devkota during the pre revolution times. The translated version of the story delineates about the succeeding part, where the hero who after returning home from Lhasa with pots of earned money, does not find his wife or mother. He however does not die till the end of this 'khandyakavya' and most of the readers consider him as that tragic hero, named 'Muna Madan'. In fact, Nepali literature from the post revolution era was the first successful epoch to have laid bare one single glimpse of the vibrant literary scene in the present day Nepal. Indeed, poetry and short story were two of the most overwhelming genres in literature which had withstood every hindrance, to rise and shine towards betterment.
Twenty of the most fascinating and captivating and best-known illustrations of Nepali short story had been translated into English for the first time by Michael Hutt. Each of these stories mentioned, furnish brilliant descriptions of life in 20th century Nepal. Nepali literatures from the post revolution era were the days when Nepali poets were put behind bars on a regular basis. Until 1990, writings of these men have passed through the sieving rollers, the strictures of various laws governing public security. The zealots of political activities still made it mandatory for writers and publishers to exercise a certain caution, prior to their writings seeing the light of day. In spite of such appalling conditions, poetry in Nepal remained the most critical and groundbreaking a genre, within which views and judgements on contemporary social and political issues were expressed on everyday basis. While the Nepali short story absolutely conformed to its present form only during the early 1930s, the comparatively later periods witnessed rapid maturation, with a dollop of rather surprisingly high degree of sophistication. These stories represents to its readers insights into the workings of Nepali society, into caste system, agrarian link-ups, social metamorphosis, the status of women and the likes.
The most path breaking authors from the post revolution era in Nepali literature incorporates an astounding list like - Kanchan Pudasaini, Aagam Singh Giri, Basu Dev Tripathi, Krishna Prasad Gyawali, Damaru Ballav Aryal, Bharat Raj panta, Ratna Dev Sharma, Bhanu Bhakta Pokhrel, Bharat Raj Sharma Manthiliya, Daivagya Raj Naupane, Bidya Devi Dixit, Ghata Raj Bhattrai, Lila Singh Karma, Laxman Lohani, B.B. Shah, Rabindra Shah, Nir Bikram Pyasi, Shyam Das Baisnav, Lila Dhwaj Thapa, Susila Koirala, Sabitri Sundas, Mahesh Prasai, Bijaya Malla, Poshan Pandey, Bhupi Serchan, Mohan Koirala, Bairagi Kainla, Kali Prasad Rijal, Basu Shashi, Hari Bhakta Katuwal, Ishwor Baral, Ishwar Ballav, Basu Dev Sharma Luitel, Mod Nath Prashrit, Nagendra Thapa, Gopal Younjan, Prema Shah, Manjul, Sailendra Shakar, Bimal Niva, Bijaya Bajimaya, Toya Gurung, Dinesh Adhikari, Bishnu Bibhu Ghimire, Shyamal, Kunta Sharma, Uday Niraula, Gobinda Bahadur Malla Gothale, Bijaya Malla, Daulat Bikram Bista, Ramesh Bikal, Poshan Pandey, Harish Bamjan, Dhurba Chandra Gautam, Indra Bahadur Rai, Shankar Lamichhane, Parsu Pradhan, Madan Mani Dixit, Bhairav Aryal, Manu Brajaki, Basu Baral, Ashesh Malla, Kul Chandra Koirala, Arun Sayami, Shankar Koirala, Rishi Raj Baral, Kabita Ram Shrestha, Krishna Kumari Rai, Ganesh Rasik, Gita Kesari, Chetan Karki, Jas Yonjan, Tarini Prasad Koirala, Dha Cha Gotame, Dhuswa Sayami, Nirmohi Byas, Parijaat, Bhabani Bhikchhu, Bhaupanthi, Rajeshwar Devkota, Lil Bahadur Chhetri, Banira Giri, Basu Rimal Yatri, B.P. Koirala, Saru Bhakta, Subas Ghising, Diamond Shamser Rana, Shyam Prasad, Lain Singh Bangdel, Nagendra Sharma, Rochak Ghimire, Janak Lal Sharma, Tara Nath Sharma, Chuda Mani Bandhu, Kamal Mani Dixit, Binod Dixit, Mohan Raj Sharma, Gobardhanpuja, Chanki Shreshtha, Kartikeya Ghimire, Buddhi Sagar Chapain, Sangita Gurung, Binu Baba, Gyanuwalker Paudel, Ratna Shamser Thapa, etc.