"While our country is battling its own identity and nationalism is being challenged, Bhuwan's collection of poem murmurs the melancholy of Mother Nepal", said Durganath Sharma, former General Manager of Nepal Television, during the book launch of Our Nepal Our Pride by Bhuwan Thapaliya.
"There are hardly good poems in Nepali these days", opined poet Yuyutsu RD Sharma who launched the anthology during a ceremony organized at the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), Bhrikutimandap this Friday afternoon.
Sharma also exclaimed that Bhuwan Thapaliya has now joined the likes of Samrat Upadhaya and Manjushree Thapa. "His poems remind me of Bal Krishna Sama's poignancy and Laxmi Prasad Devkota's eccentric passion", he furthered while passionately reciting several poems from Thapaliya's collection.
"Bhuwan has simply perfected the art of poetry and for a Nepali to achieve that in English is simply exceptional", added Sharma.
Adam Donaldson Powell who edited the book said, "Bhuwan Thapaliya is our conscience. His Poetry is our pride and our reality towards reaching our dream and our hope."
While quizzed about the motif of his writing he told City Post that he is just a person who is in love with the notion of life and idea of love. "This book is the cry of my Motherland and through this book I have given her a medium to shed her tears", he elucidated "We are all indebted to our mother and these poems are a reminder of that".
Thapaliya also shared that he writes only when his heart wants him to write and his heart always demands him to write. The book comprises over hundred poems and is published by the cyberwit.net, an India based publishing house.