Shashikala Manandhar

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Shashikala Manandhar (born 1960) is an award-winning Nepalese novelist. The first female novelist writing in the Nepal Bhasa language, she also writes in Nepali.[1]

Manandhar was born in 1960 in Nepal's capital of Kathmandu.[2] She is a postgraduate in MS.[1] Her first novel was Shaili, published in 1985.[1] although by then she had published Nami in 1982,[2] a collection of short stories; and other literary publications.[1] On 15 January 2003 Manandhar was awarded the prestigious Ganki-Basundhara Award by the Ganki-Basundhara Award Academy.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Ganki Basundhara Award given away". The Kathmandu Post. 2003-01-16. Archived from the original on August 3, 2004. Retrieved 2008-08-28. 
  2. ^ a b "Writer's Profiles". Archived from the original on October 28, 2007. Retrieved 2008-08-28.