• Mahakavi Laxmi Prasad Devkota

    Mahakavi Laxmi Prasad Devkota

    (Mahakavi Laxmi Prasad Devkota: 3rd from right in the first row on chair at a gathering of eminent literary personality of Nepali language and literature in Darjeeling in the1950s)

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    MAHAKAVI LAXMI PRASAD DEVKOTA STUDY AND RESEARCH CENTRE

    MAHAKAVI LAXMI PRASAD DEVKOTA STUDY AND RESEARCH CENTRE was set up in June 2005 at the initiative of writers, academicians and concerned citizens to honour the memory of Laxmi Prasad Devkota and to promote research and scholarship on his life and works.

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Laxmi Prasad Devkota

Inception: Laxmi Prasad Devkota (1909-1959), lovingly known as Mahakavi or Great Poet for his significant body of powerful writings in Nepali and English, commands immense respect in the world of Nepali letters. Nearly half a century after he left the literary scene, Devkota’s contributions in diverse genres of literature and many areas of Nepalese social and cultural life remain deeply felt and appreciated. Mahakavi Laxmi Prasad Devkota Study and Research Centre (DSRC) was set up in June 2005 at the initiative of writers, academicians and concerned citizens to honour the memory of Laxmi Prasad Devkota and to promote research and scholarship on his life and works.

The Devkota Centre thanks Ms. MEERA DEVKOTA, the poet's daughter, for allowing it to establish its office in Mahakavi Devkota's room in Kavi-Kunja free of cost. She is the owner of the house at Maitidevi.

 



  • From: “The Electric Bulb”

    No hairy ass…overloaded and overmiserable, drooping and dejected, dead spent and halting, in despair of life-energy, yet apologising to live, helplessly staring at the world with just a flicker of low level consciousness, a dying hide 

  • From: “Imagination”

    To me, Bharat does not mean that heap of earth, which is the Himalayas, and which, standing as a wall in the north, is bound on three sides by the sea. I see Bharat as an imprint on the canopy of the heart. Genuine Bharat shines in…

  • From: “Ajima,” a short story by Laxmi Prasad Devkota.

    Indeed, nothing troubles women like the Rahu of barrenness. It is this that eclipses their life. A woman’s life, life’s self-support itself, lies in giving life to earth. Her sole supremacy over man lies in her 

More Poems
  • The Lunatic

    Surely, my friend, insane am I 
    Such is my plight.

  • Navabhavodgar

    Quand le matin ouvre l'or
    Où la neige de l'orient pur
    Dans le ciel de Népal brille

  • शून्यमा शून्य सरी

    संसार रूपी सुख स्वर्गभित्र,
    रमें रमाएँ लिइ भित्र चित्र ।

More Novels
  • Song of the Nightingale

    What says this nightingale?
    Well-formed downs of tear cover the skies,
    Undulating like waves that billow within the heart 
    towards the queen-moon of loveliness.

  • The Song of the Depths

    In the full-moon splendor 
    surging, swelling, furrowing deep 
    rise waves that break along 
    the shores of language.

  • Dust

    I become water, and mingle
    with my country’s dust;
    I drop down weeping ever

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