Antarmanko Yatra by Jagadish Ghimire
Antarmanko Yatra meaning ‘Journey to inner heart’ is a Nepali novel written by acclaimed author Jagadish Ghimire. The book which is part autobiography, part monologue and part travelogue presents the story of the writer himself, describing his journey towards being a writer and the challenges he faced in the process. The book also raises a question ‘In Nepal, can one make a living just by becoming a writer? And also provides answers to it.
The book, however, is not only the story of a writer as it also incorporates the story of a successful development expert who has worked in highly responsible posts in international non-governmental organizations. The book also shares some lessons for organizational management in Nepal which might prove to be fruitful for the readers. It also describes the works done by Tamakoshi Sewa Samiti in Ramechhap. The book not only discusses about the serious issues but also have some funny moments.
The book superbly sketches the journey of the author since his childhood to the present in a way that the readers don’t get bored as it seems more like an adventurous movie surrounded by cheers, miseries, ups and downs. It has been successful in portraying Ghimire as a talented literary figure, a sacrificing social worker, revolutionary young leader, responsible son, a lovable husband and a respected father.
During his visit to USA in April 14, 2006, he found out that he was caught by the deadly Myeloma until then, his routine was normal and delightful. Ghimire, inspite of his disability and pain, came up with this optimistic book which also got him awarded with the most prestigious literary award in Nepal, Madan Puraskar in 2068 along with Uttam Shahitya Puraskar for the author’s excellent skills to serve heart touching feelings in the book.
The author of Antarman Ko Yatra, Jagadish Ghimire is also the founder and chairman of non-governmental organization Tamakoshi Service Society (TSS) which was established with the help pf world neighbors in the town called Manthali, the district headquarters of Ramechhap.