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- Mohana Koiralaka kavita.
Kathmandu : Sanja Prakashan, 1973.
- "Pyaro pyaro mero lobha"
MP3 excerpt: pp. 111
Himaculi raktima cha.
Kathmandu : Nepal Rajkiya Pragya Pratishtan, 1978.
Euta papalarako pata.
Baneshwar : Jagdish Shamsher Rana, 1990.
- "Yuddha varjita sahara"
MP3 excerpt: pp. 47-51
Mohan Koirala was born in 1926 in Kathmandu. He is placed as one
of the greatest poets in modern Nepali literature, specializing in prose
poems. His early poems showed open anger against the Rana oligarchy. Today
most students of Nepalese literature believe that Mohan Koirala's poems
require extra attention, and provide especially rich emotional rewards.
Mohan Koirala has been publishing regularly in Nepalese literature journals
and has also served as the Vice-Chancellor of the Royal Nepal Academy.
He is appreciated not only for his excellent poems but also for his strong
influence on Nepalese poetry. "While he may not be the first to introduce
the new poetic thought in Nepal, he has made great contributions to the
preservation of this tradition," comments critic Iswar Baral in an essay
of 1973. "While noted poets were following the romantic tradition, Mohan
Koirala gave voice to life's struggles. Therefore among the new generation
of poets he is the sharpest; the most experienced, and has the greatest
clarity". Baral also states that Koirala was always influenced by the
romantic poets and this attraction permeates his poetry and enriches it.
In his own words, Mohan Koirala says, "The love for the fresh and respect
for the old are the demands of the modern writing style". His first poem
Jada jadai was published in 1950. He has been honored with various
awards including the Madan Puruskar award.
The Library of Congress has nineteen works by him.