Author of "Running from the Dreamland," "Sex, Gender, and Disability in Nepal," and "Mochan."

Books by Tulasi Acharya

Sex, Gender and Disability in Nepal: This book explores the sex lives of women with disabilities in Nepal, showing that many women suffer more than men despite prevailing disability policies that emphasize nondiscrimination against people with disabilities. It also argues that far from general perceptions of women as asexual, women with disabilities are capable of leading highly creative and fulfilling sexual lives. Using critical sexual theory and postcolonial studies as critical frameworks, the book investigates the narratives of authors with disabilities, exploring policy gaps and the need for supportive gender and sexual policies through the words of those affected. In particular, the book analyzes five female Nepali authors with disabilities: Radhika Dahal, Jhamak Ghimire, Sabitri Karki, Parijaat, and Mira Sahi, demonstrating the need for supportive gender policies to address the emotional and psychological needs of women with disabilities. Overall, the book argues that disciplinary discourses in practice often consider sex or sexuality as taboo, barely recognizing women in the context of marriage and family, and therefore creating gaps between policies and marginalized narratives. This book provides important insights into sex and disability within the context of the Global South, and as such will be of interest not only to researchers working on Nepal but also to scholars across gender studies, disability studies, international development, and postcolonialism.

Mochan: The novel is full of aromatic references of different writers of East and West. The novel’s plot flows spontaneously while pulling the strings of the heart of even a stone hearted reader. The references to the beauty of nature, the solace found by Jeevan in the lap of nature and in the meditation of Tapoban are so fresh and pure that they seem to appear like morning dew drops. The novel reveals the mind of Osho, the greatest mystic of the century at times. While reading the novel, any reader, consciously or unconsciously, might be impressed and influenced once more by Parijat’s ” Sirish ko Phool,” meaning blue mimosa, Parijat’s magnum opus. by Gayatri Neupane, published in Samayasamachar.com.

In the way the novel addresses the readers reflects the author’s craftsmanship in the construction of the novel. The technique used in the novel makes the reader continue to read until finished. There are some other techniques the author uses, such as flashbacks. The protagonist Jeevan flies, flapping the wings of nostalgia while he is on a plane or in the bus. The hook of the novel is the tension, the conflict of the narrator within himself and other female characters when he cannot decide who could be the right life partner in his life until he visits Tapoban, a quiet and meditative place in Nagarjun, Kathmandu, and, finally, he becomes enlightened. by Madhav Chamlagain published in Myrepublica.

  • Running from the Dreamland: “This novel sees America through the eyes of a visiting student from Kathmandu as he struggles to make a life in his new land. . . . Importantly, this story gives us insight into the immigrant experience and the difficulties and joys of adjusting to a new culture.”(Anthony Grooms, author of Trouble No More and Bombingham)
  • Deepak comes to America immediately mesmerized by the immensity of its abundance. After leaving Nepal to earn a graduate degree in the U.S., his plan is to make his fortune in the land of opportunity. He quickly learns America is more than he bargained for, especially his newfound “friends.” He questions whether he can even survive, much less succeed, in this new country. The challenge seems even more insurmountable when he settles into his new residence and job, where situations occur that test his resilience and will. In the midst of his agony, he finds one thing that could possibly make the experience ultimately worthwhile. Will she leave or betray him like everyone else has?

Living by memories : This book is a collection of the finest articles on different topics, such as love, humanity, politics, nostalgia, society, relationship, art and culture and literature, research, life and death and diseases, and much more. The writer expresses life and culture and society, how he lived, people he talked to, the world he saw and experienced. Beautifully crafted, the articles are highly creative force while they are based on facts, observations, impressions, readings, reflections, imaginations, and predictions. The articles offer an eclectic mix of subjects and remain testimony to the stories they tell. Divided into three parts— part one is a collection of three or more-page long articles; part two is a collection of one- two-page long articles; and part three is a collection of articles in Nepali— all the articles were published in national print and online newspapers in Nepal.

Handbook of Professional, Business & Technical Writing, and Communication and Journalism: This book is divided into two parts. Part one deals with technical topics in writing, such as business writing, proposal writing, writing for research, digital writing and other technical topics in writing, including even technical topics in literature. Part two is entirely on the topic of mass communication and journalism. The second part covers at length the issues and matters relating to mass communication and journalism, theories, and some technical aspect of editing, proofreading, photo editing, reporting, lay-out, broadcasting media, and so on. The aim of this book is to explore those technical writing topics in bulleted points, with the topics ranging from technical to business to academic to creative to digital to mass communication and journalism. The bulleted points will help better understand and memorize certain dos and don’ts of writing and writing guidelines.

A Collection of Shakespeare’s stories: The book is a translated-into-Nepali-collection of Shakespeare’s stories, originally in English edited by Charles Lamb and Mary Lamb. Translated stories are: The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s dream, The Winter’s Tale, Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It, The Merchant of Venice, Macbeth…

I won’t Marry: These are the poems oozed out of the poet’s experience and perception looking at people and the world around him. Most of the poems are on the theme of love, life, and liberty.
They cover a decade long time period in the Himalayan country of Nepal that was affected by People’s war.
All poems carry emotions, human sentiments, and remnants of war, poverty, and loss of lives.
Brilliant poetry, strong images, very poetic!

Knowledge: The book is a collection of reviews on more than twenty-four books in both Nepali and English. Some of the titles include: “The Narrative Method that delayers Grand narratives in Social Research,” “Language, Incommensurability, and Repetition,” “Bipiko Bidroha & Biman Bidroha,” “Conflict is anti-environment,” “Causes, Consequences and Kinds of Communism,” “Cultural Diversity and Gender: A Worthwhile Read,” “Silence is a Political Act,” “Lowland,” “Evicted,” “Yambuner,” “The Discomfort of Evening,” “Rich Storytelling, Poor Representation?” “Healed reviewed,” “Shushila’s Justice,” “Reviewing Parajuli and his works in reviews,” “Coding as a ritual a good thing for social scientists,” “Urgency of better research on error feedback in L2 writing: Ferris,” “D. R.’s novel “Sprouts on the Rock.”