Raman Ghimire tends to focus on plenty of the relevant present-day issues of Nepal in Arthaat Hami.
His most recent essay collection surrounds plenty of issues at the same time, dissects Nepali society in a very skillful manner along with its economical and political elements while painting a vivid picture of contemporary times covered from multiple angles.
In this particular volume he offers a wider view of this country's circumstances some of which complimentary, other's not as much. There's also a mixture of examinations when it comes to people's lives as well as how they're all linked.
You'll notice that there's plenty of emotionally moving stuff to be found in his work, and I'm sure you'll be moved by some of the pieces. He is easily able to infuse major depth and dynamics within his work and I'd personally go back and re-read some of them. One of my favorites was probable "Deraako gamasan" because it provides an excellently realistic view of Kathamamdy valley's ruthless house owners, which even though might come off as stereotypical still manage to hit very close to the truth.
He takes advantage of Saskrit phrases in this as well as some of his other pieces and presents some of the themes in subtle ways making effective use of them. One other inclusion worth noting is "Concreteka junglema ubhiyera" describing the contrast and also the Capital outside of Nepal as well as an amazing discussion about the centers and the margin face-offs that occur in there when it comes to all the resources and political power they have at their disposal.
He also includes in scope some natural disasters such as earthquakes in "Balebela bhuichaalo airahanuparchha" and uses them to demonstrate the attitude of Nepali people when it comes to avoiding some preemptive measures and spring only to action when the major problems show up. His innermost feelings and thoughts are being revealed in "Arthaat hami" which is an anthology where he let his instincts and thoughts run as they choose.
You'll notice how brief he is when it comes to explaining in this 16 essay collection that composes 109 pages in total. Ghimire decided to turn away the dense academic prose that so many writers out there prefer which might repel your casual reader and he instead chooses concise, light and quick to evoke emotion type of writing. For instance, in one essay "Kurup Nagarkot" he uses it to express what he things about the rampant pseudo-intellectualism which seems to be making its rounds around literary circles in recent times.
One other satirical piece which very closely exposes the extravagant is "Ghadile samaya chalaudaina", includes what plenty of Nepalis suffer from, which festivals as well as events have started to become status symbols and ones that should be put on display. What he believes to be a thing preventing may people from progressing and moving forward is a mindset in which pride is being put side to side with property and it's all being exhibited without shame. Sometimes you'll notice a bit of a drama touch in his writing, especially when he decides to talk about how underdeveloped the majority of this country is as well as the politics of it that result in a nation of people overwhelmed with constant disappointment.
Not only is his writing sharp, you can easily notice how shrewd his personality is and he uses cynicism and irony so apparent that it allows him to form some firm theoretical foundations and provide witty arguments. Analogies exist in large quantities out here and you can notice the attention to detail in moments that are easy to overlook but might be the most illuminating of all.
The majority of essays in here tend to be exemplars in construction and his ideas are displayed with amazing skill and credibility to words. The deeply or seriously thoughtful concepts will easily make their way into the text here and there's a sense of dexterity about his writing that in most cases works to his favor and makes him stand out, especially with works such as "Niswartha swartha" which carefully examines human relationships and the lack of profundity.
His language might come off as unstable at times, but it's very accessible to readers and very clear because he wanted to make sure to reach out to as many people as possible. Considering that he has taken on vast subjects to cover in just a single volume, it might seem a bit scattery at times and some of the ideas start and then end somewhat abruptly. So even when they're good enough by themselves, they might distract the reader to some of the larger themes that bind with the rest of the book. It might have been advisable for him to narrow down on the effects and the just focus on a few specific areas instead of making attempts at covering lots of ground.
Overall, there are some errors which you'll notice with fallacious sentences and minor grammatical errors making the text seem sluggish at times. And most readers looking for a breezy type of read aren't going to have their needs suited by this volume. However, those of you willing to spend some time thinking and unknotting layer by layer of these complex thoughts of an already well-known journalist with an amazingly keen analytical eye shouldn't look any further. This is the type of book that will remain in your memory for a long period of time, and provides with plenty of insight into present day Nepal.
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