Palpasa Café

पल्पसा क्याफे

Narayan Wagle

Palpasa Café tells the story of an artist, Drishya, during the height of the Nepalese Civil War. The novel is partly a love story of Drishya and the first generation American Nepali, Palpasa, who has returned to the land of her parents after 9/11. It is often called an anti-war novel, and describes the effects of the civil war on the Nepali countryside that Drishya travels to.

ISBN (Paperback) 9789937905879
Pages 276
Language English
Edition Fourth
Genre Fiction (Fiction / General)
Publication Date 2008
TranslatorBikash Sangruala

... a powerful anti-war novel that will be read and talked about for years. It drags us beyond Snagri~La and forces us to look at the abyss below.

Nepali Times

A clever and original novel set amid the death and fear of Maoist Guerrilla war in Nepal.


Narayan Wagle

Narayan Wagle

Narayan Wagle is a journalist by profession and a literary writer by passion. Known among readers for his literary work Palpasa Café, Wagle has served as editor-in-Chief of several leading Nepali broadsheet dailies. He is currently the editor in Nepal's largest broadsheet daily - Kantipur.