I am a writer and filmmaker from Nepal. Since 1998 (except for a 3 year break to get my Masters in cultural anthropology from the New School for Social Research in NYC), I have been working in South Asia on issues of social justice, gender equality and human rights. In 2010-2011, I was an Asia Fellow doing research on the Nepali diaspora in Myanmar and Thailand. I also write fiction since I feel that non-fiction and reportage often miss the essential human emotions and feelings which make up people’s lives. My book of short stories “The End of the World” has eight stories about Nepal–many deal with issues of social inequality and social injustice. This book was longlisted for the Frank O’Connor Short Story Award in 2009.
Due to the lack of reliable publishing houses in Nepal, I started Sansar Media in 2010, and am now printing this book and distributing it in Thailand, Singapore, HK and the USA. It will also soon be available in Kindle on Amazon. I aim to print more books written by women authors from Asia and beyond.