Santapko Dhoon, a collection of short stories by Ashok Thapa, is available in the market in its second edition. First published by Page Tuner Publication in September last year, the book has reappeared in its second edition recently, following a huge appreciation of the story collection from the readers. Compiled in 152 pages, the 13 different short stories collected in the book give a realistic picture of Nepali society and minutely examines human beliefs, values and sympathies. The readers can taste rustic flavor, especially that of Pokhara and its rural periphery that appears as the settings of the stories, which mostly dwell around rural life and its hardships renewing the experience with their striking ideas. Most of the stories dramatize the absurd and uncertain aspects of life and time, and try to discover a chord of unity between such times and human condition.
Dr. Thapa is Assistant Professor of Nepali and teaches at the Central Department of Nepali, Tribhuvan University. A celebrated scholar of theater studies, especially the theater of the absurd vis-à-vis its Nepalese counterpart, Dr. Thapa is a also well-known critic and researcher. Santapko Dhoon is his first work of fiction. The work has appeared in the long list of much coveted Padmashree Award for the year 2079.
The book is priced 360 rupees.