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Nepali Poets and Writers

Nepali culture and Literature is very reach indeed one could not finish learning in his / her entire life .
There are numerous great personalities who spent their life for the Literature an gave beautiful shape to our Language , Culture and Literature. We have covered just few of them here .

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Motiram Bhatta
Motiram Bhatta

Born- 1866 on the festival day of Krishnastami
His work-  Bhanubhakta’s biography , Manodweg Prawah, Panchak Prapancha, Shakuntala, Priyadarsika and Pikdoot. He also wrote some Hindi and Urdu poems. He was the one who introduced "Ghajals" in nepali literature.
Dinko pachas ta ke
Yeta heryo yetai mera(nepali gazal)
Pyar ma kada chot payera aaye
Sarkar po kina chahiyo
Kaha janma Paye
died at the age of 30.

His One of the Poem

कहाँ सम्म्को आँट लौ हेर तिन्को
रिसाएर आँखा पनि तर्न लागे

कहाँ सम्म्को आँट लौ हेर तिन्को
रिसाएर आँखा पनि तर्न लागे

एकै पल्ट आँखा घुमाई दिनाले
कती मर्न लागे कती डर्न लागे

सुनिस मन मुनिया बडा होस राखेस्
बिछाएर जाल कागुनो छर्न लागे

बिरान र आफना नराम्रा र राम्रा
सबै सुन्दरिका अघी सर्न लागे

अघी पर्न सक्दिन मैले हरिका
नजर देखी 'मोति' पनि झर्न थाले

बहेर मुतकरिब मुसम्मन सालिम्
एए सानै उमेर देखी मन हार्न थले । ।

Laxmi Prashad Devkota
Laxmi Prasad Devkota

Laxmi Prasad Devkota (November 12, 1909 – September 14, 1959), was a Nepali poet. He is the best writer in the Nepali Language. He has written great works in the Nepalese Language. He is best known for the poem "Muna Madan". There are several tributes to the poem Muna Madan. This is a poem which shows the obligation of the people to go far from home to earn money and the realization, in comparison with family and love money is nothing.Devkota was the third son of Pandit Til Madhav and Amar Rajya Laxmi Devi. He was born in Thatunati (now Dhobidhara), Kathmandu on the day of Dipawali, the Festival of Lights, which is a celebration of Laxmi, the Goddess of Wealth. His parents considered his birth as a gift [प्रसाद] from the goddess and named him as Laxmi Prasad [लक्ष्मी प्रसाद].
Laxmi Prasad Devkota was primarily a humanist who occasionally wrote from an atheistic point of view too. Given this reality, some critics have tried to line him up with Marxism or other similar politically leftist ideologies. Apparently in one one of his last poems to a friend, he said "Aakhir Shree Krishna rahecha eka" (" in the end, Lord Krishna happens to be the only truth"). However, there has been much intellectual skepticism about this last statement simply for two reasons. First, Nepal is historically conservative and it would come as no surprise if these claims were simply fabricated. There is no substantial proof. Secondly, historical trends suggest that atheistic individuals always "find" God on their death beds when we know of many cases that have been fabricated. In all likelihood, Devkota was probably an atheist because of the underlying theme to most of his poems.

Devkota has contributed to Nepali literature by bringing the Sanskrit tradition to its apex and by starting modern romantic movement in the country. Devkota was the first to begin writing epics in Nepali literature and his magnum opus "Muna-Madan" remains a best seller even fifty years after his death. He is recognized as one of the greatest Nepali writers and his work is in the same level of standard as any of the greats of literature in any language. He also served as Nepal's Education Minister, and was a professor at Tri-Chandra College.Devkota had the ability to write poems very quickly—he wrote the Shakuntal in three months, the Sulochana epic in ten days and Kunjini in a single night. Nepali poetry soared to new heights with Devkota's groundbreaking poetry. "Muna-Madan," a long narrative poem in popular folk metre, begins the end of the Sanskrit tradition in Nepali literature. "पागल" (translated in English as "The Lunatic") is another of his ground-breaking works.Devkota's youngest son, Dr Deepak Devkota, lives in Australia while his oldest son and four daughters still live in Kathmandu, Nepal.


1.     Champa (चम्पा)
2.     Gulzar

Poetry / Short Novels
1.     bal jasto
2.     Kunjini (कुञ्जिनि - खण्डकाव्य)
3.     Gaine Geet (गाइने गीत)
4.     Putali (पुतली)
5.     Krishibala (कृषिवाला - गीतिनाटक)
6.     Dushyant-Shakantula Bhet (दुष्यन्त-शकुन्तला भेट खण्डकाव्य)
7.     Munamadan (मुनामदन - खण्डकाव्य)
8.     Ravan-Jatayu Youdha (रावण-जटायु युद्ध)
9.     Lakshmi Kavita Sanghrah (लक्ष्मी कविता संग्रह)
10. Luni (लुनि)
11. Sun Ko Bihani (सुनको बिहानी- बालकविता)
12. Raj Kumar Prabhakar (राजकुमार प्रभाकर)
13. Sita Haran (सीता हरण)
14. Mahendu (म्हेन्दु)
15. Dhumraketu
16. Pagal(Poem)

1.     Shakuntal (शाकुन्तल)
2.     Sulochana (सुलोचना)
3.     Bana Kusum (बनकुसुम)
4.     Maharana Pratap (महाराणा प्रताप)
5.     Prithvi Raj Chauhan (पृथ्वीराज चौहान)
6.     Prometheus (प्रमीथस)

Lekhnath Poudyal
Kavi Siromani Lekhanath Poudyal:

Kavi Siromani Lekhanath Poudyal (कवी शिरोमणी लेखनाथ पौड्याल ) was born in Bikram Sambat 1941at Bharatpur Chitwan Nepal .His father name was Pandit Durgadutta and Wasundhara Devi was his mother.He started learning at an early age of 5 .Lekhnath Paudyal got married at the age of 14  but unfortunately  lost his wife at the age of 20.He was inspired by the writings of Motiram Bhatta and Balmiki.His writings were published in Nepali magazines like Sharda,Madhavi and Sundari etc.Lekhnath Poudyal will always  be remembered for his immense contribution towards Nepali Language and Literature.His poems describes the touch of Nepal and its nature with simplicity."Pinjra Ko Suga"(पिंजडाको सुगा) was his unforgettable poem which expressed the cruelness of Rana rulers against the 


Parijat (1937–1993) 

Born :1937
Darjeeling, India
Died: 1993
Kathmandu, Nepal
Occupation :Writer

Bhanubhakta Aacharya

Bal Krishna Sam
Bal Krishna Sam
Balkrishna Samser Jang Bahadur Rana (1903-1981),who adopted the pen name 'Sama' which means equal in 1948, is one of the trimurti of early modern Nepali Literature that considered a dramatist or a poet and his reputation as a painter should also be mentioned but as the years passed and his contributions reasseased with the benefit of hindsight it seems likely that this poetry will stand the test of time rather than his plays.The latter,though still highly praised by critics  are often assessed by younger writers as heavily dated and decreasing relevance to a society that has changed radically since they were composed.The majority of the poems after his plays represent a major advance in the simplification of poetic diction in Nepali .The relational angestic philosophy they promote with varying degrees of success strike a chord among readers.Unlike his two equally illustrations contemporaries, { Read More}

Bhupi Serchand
Its safe to say that along with Gopal Prashad Rimal ,Bhupi Serchan (1936-1939) is one of the greatest on mere recent Nepali Poetry.Like Rimal's,his poems have a marked effect on the language and philosophical attitude of most of the Nepali verse published after 1970 .Although he was the son of a wealthy Thakali from Tukucha vilage to the north of Pokhara, Serchan quickly turned to communism . Most of the poems of Serchan has political influence. In 1969 a collection of 42 poems named 'Ghumne Mech Mathi Andho Manchhe  ' which became the most influential collection of Nepali verse since since Devkpta's 'Muna Madan' and Rimal's 'AmakoSapana' . After the experimental period, by the work of 'Tesro Aayam (Third Dimension). movement and the poems of Mohan Koirala, the Nepali Language ,in one critics words was 'rested to its pristine glory' in Serchan's poetry .
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Dharnidhar Sharma Koirala

Gopal Prashad Rimal
Article Source: www.Gorkhapatra.Org
Gopal Prasad Rimal is a noted poet and playwright who ushered in a new era in Nepali literature. His role and contribution in prose poetry and dramas have earned a high respect and reputation in Nepal literary spectrum.

Gopal Prasad Rimal was born in Lagan, Kathmandu in 1918 AD as the eldest son of Umakanta Rimal and Aditya Kumari. He attained his education in Kathmandu, Nepal. He was a brilliant student and topped the School Leaving Certificate (SLC) examination in 1992 BS. He completed intermediate level of education from Tri-Chandra College. He dropped study after intermediate level because of his unstable state of mind.  Read more..

Madhav Ghimiray

Siddhi Charan Shrestha [1912-92],the son of prosperous newar land owner was another member of the generation of poet that laid the foundations of the twentieth century Nepali verse. He was considered as the 'Yuga Kabi' .His poetry has much In common with Devkota’s though its mworded and calmer in tone.Like Devvkota’s ,Shrestha was a romantic who rebelled against the shortcomings of the Rana Rigime.His most famous poems ,’Mero Pyaro Okhaldhunga’ looks back nostalgically at the simplicity of the poets life as a child in the eastern Nepal  and therefore compares the present unfavorably with the past and the city with the village. The poem was regarded as a political statement but it could equally be argued that it means no mere than it says. Many of Shrestha’s poems,specially those written during the 1940’s were clearly meant to make the poitical points,but he was at his best while
 writing sensitive personal poems such as ‘Mero Choro(1948)’ a non metrical but carefully structured composition on the innocence of a child. Read More

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