Poets Shrawan Mukarung and Viplav Dhakal in 12th Conversations

Poets Shrawan Mukarung and Viplav Dhakal in 12th Conversations

Embassy of India in Kathmandu and B.P. Koirala India-Nepal Foundation organized the 12th edition of Conversations on Friday, December 27, 2013, a B.P. Koirala India-Nepal Foundation initiative. The event was held at Nepal Bharat Library, Nepal Airlines Building in New Road.

Eminent poets of Nepal, Shrawan Mukarung and Viplav Dhakal shared their journey in the Nepali poetry in this edition of Conversations.

Secretary of B.P. Koirala India-Nepal Foundation Abhay Kumar welcomed the speakers and thanked the audience for being a part of Conversations initiative. He said, “On behalf of the Indian Embassy and B.P. Koirala India-Nepal Foundation, I thank each of you for believing in our initiative and encouraging us all through the last one year. It is because of your faith in our events that today we are at the 12th edition of Conversations.”

In this edition of Conversations, critically acclaimed poet Shrawan Mukarung and academician cum poet Viplav Dhakal spoke on each others’ literary works and shared about the poetic journey they made together as friends.

Complimenting Mukarung and his style of writing Dhakal said, “We both were friends since much before we are known as poets. And ever since I have known Shrawan, I have always been a huge fan of his simplicity in writing. The way he can connect to his readers, the way he canvasses the society in his poetry are what has made Shrawan today arguable one of the finest poets in Nepal.”




Similarly, Mukarung spoke for Dhakal, “Viplav’s rigorous efforts in choice of words in his poetry, his efficiency in reviewing critically and his forte in writing plays, prose and reviews distinct him as one of the versatile writers of Nepal.”

Furthermore the duo interacted with their audience on various aspects of poetry such as the writing format, the metaphors, and the freedom of expression, the constraints in the style, the complexity in poetry and more.

The event also discussed the new found venture of poet Shrawan Mukarung, who has recently joined the mainstream politics of Nepal.

Mukarung concluded, “It is imperative for each of us irrespective of which profession we are in to try understanding the politics of our country and to try being a part of it, if we want to see the change we have always been expecting for. I have entered the politics. But I am still as much a poet.”

On the press release by Embassy of India

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