Jivan Jivanta's Charaibeti released

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By A Staff Reporter,Kathmandu, Apr. 24Author Jivan Jivanta has come up with his debut novel Charaibeti (Keep Moving). The book focuses on the social and cultural aspects of Christianity.

Novelist Nayan Raj Pandey, critic duo Ashok Thapa and Suman Barsha, Bhuvan Hari Sigdel, Prem Chandra Sapkota and author Jivanta himself jointly released the book at a function in the capital, recently. 

At the panel discussion moderated by critic Mahesh Kshitiz, the speakers asserted that the content of the novel is totally new and unique.

"It's a new topic which is a great achievement in Nepali literature," novelist Pandey announced.

Critic Thapa lauded the topic of the religious conversion that the author raised in a new way. "This novel is a sharp answer to the question of religious conversion," he said. He also commented that author Jivanta has faced a great risk by picking the topic of religion.

Another critic Barsha hailed the sharp creativity of the novel, mentioning that the depiction of the family story is very artistic.

Author Jivanta mentioned that the issue of family anecdotes and socio-political chaos made him write the novel.

Other speakers, including Bhuvan Hari Sigdel, Hem Bhandari and Prem Chandra Sapkota also spoke about the book. 

A lecturer of Nepali literature at Patan Multiple Campus, Jivanta has written a number of books of criticism, including Saidhantik Aadhar: Prayogik Bisleshan (Theoritical Base: Experimental Analysis), Adhiakhyan: Sidhdanta Ra Bisleshan, Uttaradhunik Sahitya: Sidhdanta Ra Bisleshan.

Published by Page Turner, the novel costs Rs. 520.

Meanwhile, Prem Chandra Sapkota, past principal of Sunpakuwa Secondary School, Morang, was honoured at the function.

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