Iswar Ballab inaugurated Pallav Ranjan's English adaptation of Bairagi
Kaila's poems in English, The
Color of Weddings, at the Spiny Babbler premises recently. Poets
Usha Sherchan, Toya Gurung, and Manjul were among those present
at the inauguration and poetry reading by Bairagi Kaila and Pallav
Ranjan, states Spiny Babbler release issued here today
Kaila is a poet and an eminent scholar of the Limbu language and
culture. His collection, Bairagi
Kailaka Kavitaharu, first published in 1974, is among the most
appreciated of collections of poetry of present-day Nepal,"
Para Limbu, chairperson of Spiny Babbler, said while introducing
the poet, according to the release.
Kaila – born Til Bikram Nembang in Panchthar District, eastern Nepal,
in 1940 and educated in Darjeeling – made Nepali literature history
by publishing Teshro Ayam
in 1963 with Iswar Ballab and Indra Bahadur Rai.
who has already presented The
Pilgrim (Devkota poems in translation), Among
Strangers, Love Poem, and Swasthani
in English, is adapting 1000 Nepalese poems into the English language,
the release adds.