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Title : ‘Imuwa Mari’ (2018), original published in Chiniyamha Kisicha (1965) Writer :Durga Lal Shrestha, Illustrator: Binita Buddhacharya, Editors: Sharareh Bajracharya, Muna Gurung and Niranjan Kunwar
𑐂𑐩𑐹 𑐕𑐩𑑂𑐴 𑐮𑑃𑐫𑑂 𑐡𑐸
𑐩𑐬𑐷 𑐕𑐎𑐹 𑐧𑑃𑐫𑑂 𑐡𑐸
𑐂𑐩𑐹𑐔𑐵𑑄 𑐩𑐬𑐷 𑐎𑐸𑐔𑐵 𑐳𑐵𑐮𑐵 𑐔𑑂𑐰𑐣 𑐳𑑀 !
𑐳𑐵𑐟𑑂𑐟𑐸 𑐳𑐵𑐮, 𑐩𑐰𑐮
𑐀𑐫𑑂 𑐣𑑄 𑐴𑐵𑐬𑐾 𑐩𑐔𑐵𑐮
𑐰𑑂𑐴𑐟𑐫𑑂 𑐰𑐣𑐵: 𑐥𑐵𑐳𑐵𑐥𑐶𑐣𑑂𑐟 𑐳:𑐟𑐵 𑐴𑐮 𑐳𑑀 !
𑐴𑐳𑑂𑐟𑐾 𑐴𑐿𑑄𑐳𑐾 𑐫𑐵𑐣𑐵:
𑐑𑐶𑐑𑐶ॅ𑐬 𑐏:𑐠𑐾𑑄 𑐩𑐬𑐷 𑐎𑐸𑐔𑐵 𑐳𑐵𑐮𑐵 𑐫𑐣 𑐳𑑀 !
𑐠:𑐐𑐸 𑐕𑐾𑑃𑐳𑑄 𑐠𑑂𑐫𑑄𑐎𑐵:
𑐩𑐬𑐶 𑐎𑐸𑐔𑐵 𑐩𑑄𑐎𑐵:
𑐨𑐵𑐐𑑄 𑐠𑐕𑐶 𑐳𑐎𑐳𑐶𑐫𑐵𑑄 𑐂𑐣𑐵 𑐣𑐮 𑐳𑑀!
About the Author DurgaLal Shrestha is a famous poet of Nepal Bhasa and Nepali. As a teacher of NepalBhasa at KanyaMandir Higher Secondary School in the 1950s to 70s, he created songs to inspire children to express themselves in their mother tongue. His songs became widely known throughout the Kathmandu Valley and collections of his children’s songs have been through over reprints and are still circulated today. About the Illustrator BinitaBuddacharyais a versatile visual artist and illustrator. She recently completed her MFA in Painting from Tribhuvan University. In addition to designing sets and props for theatre, she leads children’s workshops. She also plays a leadership position as the Treasurer of Illustrator Nepal. She has won a series of awards: National special award from NAFA (National Academy of Fine Arts) 201, PrasantaSmritiPuraskar 2014, SarbanamPuraskar 2013, and AmritopadeshPuraskar 2009. Acknowledgments First and fore-most we would like to thank the open-ness with which DurgaLal Shrestha has embraced this project. He is an inspiration for the next generation of creative thinkers. A warm thank you to the illustrator Amber Delahayefrom StichtingThangwho held illustration workshops. And finally, this book would not have been possible without Suman and Suchita Shrestha, who are DurgaLal Shrestha’s children, and his wife, Purnadevi Shrestha, who is always by his side.
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कमिला र रोटि , author: Durga Lal Shrestha . illustrator: Binita Buddhacharya Published by The Asia Foundation & Srijanalaya, https://www.letsreadasia.org © The Asia Foundation & Srijanalaya. Released under CC BY-NC 4.0.
This work is a modified version of the original story. © The Asia Foundation, 2018. Some rights reserved. Released under CC BY-NC 4.0.
Contributing translators: Ritica Lacoul