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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press (Dec 7 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0231143567
  • ISBN-13: 978-0231143561
  • Product Dimensions: 16.4 x 1.8 x 18.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 299 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #886,815 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Nepali author Chettri's slender 1957 novel is a descriptive and evocative tale of a young Nepali peasant farmer's run of bad luck. Dhan Dhané Bahadur Basnet, 25, strives to support himself; his wife, Maina; a small son; and his teenage sister, Jhumavati, and buys a buffalo on interest from a moneylender to help plant his family plot. But the buffalo's calf dies, then the buffalo rampages a neighboring field, leaving Dhané responsible for damages. To pay off the debt, Dhané agrees to work another farmer's fields and offers his home and land as security. Meanwhile, Jhumavati is seduced by a soldier and gets pregnant; her shame is so overpowering that she imagines the only way out is suicide. Fate continues to mock this humble family when Dhané beats a buffalo to death for trampling his seedlings, and he and his family are cast out of the village. Chettri's novel is a moving example of social realism, and Hutt's elegant translation lends it a timeless fable-like tone with a gorgeous rendering of the natural scenery. (Jan.)
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Lil Bahadur Chettri's novel is a moving example of social realism, and Michael J. Hutt's elegant translation lends a timeless, fable-like tone with a gorgeous rendering of the natural scenery.

(Publishers Weekly)

A moving novel of social realism.

(Kirkus Reviews)

A simple yet thought-provoking tale... A subtle, eye-opening look at Third World mores, and the winnowing of society's weakest links.

(Booklist)

A real craft product, using patterns and skills honed by history, celebrating our common vision... engrossing, instructive, moving.

(Donald Richie Japan Times)

Mountains Painted with Turmeric is a well-captured docudrama.

(Tim Kindseth TIME Asia)

A flawless translation... [of] a moving and simple story of a universal family forced to leave home.

(Kunda Dixit Nepali Times)

The translation is engaging and accessible.

(Bradley Winterton Taipei Times)

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HASH(0x9d08d8d0) out of 5 stars ... of the realistic stories of a Nepalese / Indian poor family living in remote mountains who get a small ... Feb. 17 2016
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This is one of the realistic stories of a Nepalese / Indian poor family living in remote mountains who get a small amount of loan at a very high-interest rate from a lender. Later they can't pay off the loan and their property is seized by the lender and consequently their family is forced to leave their birth place to earn some living.


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