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KUSoA Organizes Srashta Bhetghaat with Prof. Abhi Subedi

isms | 06 June, 2014 09:20

KUSoA Organizes Srashta Bhetghaat with Prof. Abhi Subedi

 May 26, Lalitpur

In the most recent episode of "Srashta Bhetghaat" (Meet the Writer) series, Kathmandu University School of Arts invited renowned writer Prof. Dr. Abhi Subedi, and essayist/film-maker Mr. Shekhar Kharel in a program organized at KUSoA Auditorium.

 The program was organized with a special focus on the paper "Nepali Sahitya ko Ashwaadan" for the undergraduate students of School of Arts.

 The event started with the screening of Shekhar Kharel's documentary "Abhi Subedi's Kathmandu Odessey" and a brief interaction on it with the filmmaker.



In the second part of the event, Prof. Subedi shared his ideas on his journey as an educator and writer, and shared the background and experiences of writing his play "Agniko Katha" (Fire in the Monastery), which was followed by a lively interaction.

Apart from the students, staff and faculty of School of Arts, faculty from the Humanities and Management Unit,  School of Engineering, Dhulikhel, also attended the event. In the beginning of the program, Prof. Dr. Jangab Chauhan, Associate Dean at School of Arts, welcomed the distinguished guests, and introduced the works of Prof. Subedi and Mr. Kharel. He shed light on the literary merit and significance of Prof. Subedi's "Agniko Katha." Ms. Ekku Maya Pun, Associate Professor and Coordinator of English at KUSoA, gave away the tokens of love to the guests at the end of the program.

Prof. Subedi has 16 books to his credit in all the genres of literature including poetry, essays, criticism, and culture. A professor of English, he was also the founder president of International Theatre Institute (ITI), Nepal Chapter. His play "Agniko Katha" has been performed for about 200 times in Nepal, India, Norway, and Russia. It won the award for the best play during World Theatre Day celebration in New Delhi, India.


Prof. Subedi holds degrees in Language, Literature, and translation from universities in Nepal and UK, and has been a driving force in popularizing Nepali drama and theatre in Nepal and abroad. He is well-versed both in Nepali and English, and is a pioneer in introducing postmodernism in Nepali dramatic literature.

The author of "Maile Nadekheko Hippi", a collection of essays, Mr. Shekhar Kharel is a well known critic, and a dedicated film maker.



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