Uttam Kunwar

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Uttam Kunwar was the publisher and editor of Ruprekha. He won the Madan Puraskar in 1966 for Srasta ra Sahitya, an anthology of literary interviews.

From politics to poetry: Kedar Man Vyathit

Vyathit was a prolific poet who wrote in Nepali, Newari and Hindi languages

Living through a changing literary landscape

A 1963 interview with writer and critic Krishna Chandra Singh Pradhan

Bijaya Malla on being, dying and writing: an interview from 1966

Kunwar’s interview with Malla, the businessman-bard, is deeply philosophical even in the midst of playful banter

“My poems and plays are usually meant for social repair”- Lekhnath...

During my time, writing was considered almost sinful. But I still wrote.

“Reason, incident and consequence; these are the primary bases of history”...

Uttam Kunwar's 1996 interview with historian Baburam Acharya.

Shankar Lamichhane on sex, struggle and literature…

“Struggle is my life; literature is my hobby— ” Shankar Lamichane. Uttam Kunwar’s 1966 interview with the eccentric essayist

“A writer should not be confined by style or theory”– Madhav...

Uttam Kunwar’s 1963 conversation with the Rashtrakavi

“I only get a fleeting sense of satisfaction from my creation.”...

A conversation with the first recipient of the Madan Puraskar literary prize.

“If principles sneak into poetry, then the creative work gets reduced...

Uttam Kunwar in conversation with Mohan Koirala

“Siddhicharan encouraged me to write, Rimal to become modern and Devkota...

A 1962 interview with widely celebrated writer Gobinda Bahadur Malla ‘Gothale’