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.

Formats Paperback, Kindle
ISBN (Paperback) 9789937905879
Pages 276
Language English
Edition Fourth
Genre Fiction (Fiction / General)
Publication Date 2008
Translator Bikash 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.