Nawaraj Parajuli

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Nawaraj Parajuli
Born
Nepal
NationalityNepalese
EducationMA
Alma materTribhuvan University
OccupationPoet, lecturer Artist
Known forPoetry

Nawaraj Parajuli is a Nepalese poet, best known for starting the trend of "Kabita concerts" where a poet recites poems to music.[1]

In 2017 a collection of his poems was published by Fineprint Inc., titled "Sagarmatha Ko Gahirai".[2] His anthology of poetry Sagarmatha ko Gahirahi was awarded the 2017 Padmashree Award by the Khemkala-Harikala Lamichhane Foundation.[3]Sagarmatha ko Gahirahi was also nominated for the Madan Puraskar award.[citation needed] His poem Hebbi Badde ("Happy Birthday") is for the son who is gone abroad.[4][5]

Concert tours[edit]

Parajauli went on a six-city tour of Australia in 2017, accompanied by flutist Samyak Maharjan, guitarist Chet Pun and poet Shuvechchhya Pradhan. At the event in Sydney, the organisers also honoured his contributions to Nepali language and literature.[6] He went on a poetry tour of the United Kingdom in 2018, to support children who were affected during the Nepalese Civil War.[7][8]

Acting[edit]

He acted in the play Malini when it toured Europe in 2017, along with Rajendra Shrestha, Sujan Oli, Dipesh Rai, Jeni Subedi, Dilip Ranabhat and Bipul Pandey .[9]

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • Winner, Nepal Slam Poetry 2014[10]
  • His book Nominated for Madan Puraskar.[11]
  • His book won Padmashree[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Poet Nawawaj Parajuli Explores His Journey Towards Poetry". Nepali Film News. 5 April 2018. Retrieved 2018-04-13.
  2. ^ "Nawaraj Parajuli announces Australia Tour For Poetry Concert". nepali bytes. 17 June 2017. Retrieved 2018-04-13.
  3. ^ a b "Parajuli's Sagarmatha ko Gahirahi bags Padmashree award". Retrieved 2018-04-13.
  4. ^ "This Poem About A Mother's Love Will Hit You Right in the Feels". NeoStuffs. 10 January 2017. Retrieved 2018-04-13.
  5. ^ "Poet Nawaraj Parajuli Speaks About Love". www.ecanadanepal.com. Retrieved 2018-04-13.
  6. ^ "Poet Parajuli serenades Sydney". Retrieved 2018-04-13.
  7. ^ "Nepali Poem Concert in UK with Nabaraj Parajuli". Nepal Express Live. Retrieved 2018-04-13.
  8. ^ "Hon. Consul General Attends 'Kabita Concert: Celebrating Depth' – Consulate General of Nepal in Victoria". Consulate General of Nepal in Victoria. 10 August 2017. Retrieved 2018-04-13.
  9. ^ "Theatre Village's Malini to travel to Europe". Retrieved 2018-04-13.
  10. ^ "Winners of the First All Nepali Slam Poetry declared". Retrieved 2018-04-13.
  11. ^ "'Dhritarastra' wins Madan Puraskar ; Batsayan awarded with Jagadamba Shree". My Republica. Retrieved 2018-04-13.