Literary Nonfiction. Fiction. Himalayan Studies. Translated and adapted by Yuyutsu Sharma. FOLK TALES OF SHERPA AND YETI reveals the drama of primitive human mind enacted on Himal's glacial heights. The book is the result of Shiva Dhakal's trek to Rolwaling and Khumbu. Creatively exploring the intricacy of human relationships, Shiva Dhakal offers a dazzling diadem of twelve folk tales. Employing his master skill of story telling, unlike fashionable folklorists, Mr. Dhakal evokes the elemental events that determine the working of a primitive psyche. The incidents of raping of an innocent girl by the man-eater Yeti, of the seduction of an intimate friend's wife, the tempting of an incarnate Lama by a young Sherpa maiden, the Strategy of annihilating Yetis of the world, the birth of mountains out of guilty lovers, and the duel between the wind and the fog reveal the basic working pattern of a primitive mind. To read the FOLK TALES OF SHERPA AND YETI is to know the hidden hunger of much misunderstood and glamorized Sherpa mind.
Recipient of fellowships and grants from The Rockefeller Foundation, Ireland Literature Exchange, Trubar Foundation, Slovenia, The Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature and The Foundation for the Production and Translation of Dutch Literature, Yuyutsu RD Sharma is an internationally acclaimed South Asian poet and translator. He has published nine poetry collections including, A BLIZZARD IN MY BONES: NEW YORK POEMS (Nirala, 2016), Quaking Cantos: Nepal Earthquake Poems (Nirala, 2016), Milarepa's Bones, 33 New Poems (Nirala, 2012), Photographs and Poetry on Annapurna, Everest, Helambu & Langtang (www.Nepal-Trilogy.de, Epsilonmedia, Karlsruhe, 2010), a 900-page book with renowned German photographer, Andreas Stimm, and more. He has translated and edited several anthologies of contemporary Nepali poetry in English and launched a literary movement, Kathya Kayakalpa (Content Metamorphosis) in Nepali poetry. Half the year, he travels and reads all over the world and conducts creative writing workshops at various universities in North America and Europe but goes trekking in the Himalayas when back home.Author City: KATHMANDU NEP