Monday, September 19, 2011

Nepal - important-Book Review: Memoirs of the War

> Book Review: Memoirs of the War Posted by admin on September 17th, 2011
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> .jpg> It is a book based on ten years People's War of Nepal. The
> writer Shova Kattel is a State committee member of UNCP-Maoist. She is
> known as a revolutionary party worker within the party. She joined the
> student movement when she was 13. She worked also in women organisation
> at different levels. When the great spring thunder– The Great
> People's War broke out in Nepal, she joined it as a whole timer
> party activist.During the People's war she held many key posts in
> party organisation and people's army. She played the role of a
> skilled Battalion commissar. She lost her husband Comrade Samar (i.e.
> War) during the People's War. Samar was a very a brilliant leader of
> the regional party committee.
> There are 16 topics in this book. Most of the topics of this book are
> concentrated on the events and experience which she gained during the
> People's War. But this book reflects not only her personal feelings
> and experience, it is not only the eyewitness accounts of Peoples War,
> it is a deep study of People's War in a literary form. It reflects
> also the two line struggle within the Maoist Party.
> This book is full of revolutionary enthusiasm and confidence. It
> reflects the tyrannical picture of reactionary regime. The old regime
> declared the `the state of emergency' and lunched a massive
> suppression upon the Nepalese people. At that time the state terror was
> in its climax. The writer was also captured by royal army and was kept
> in different prison houses.
> This book is an artistic document of Peoples War. It has a great
> significance both from political and literary perspectives. The
> arrangement of language and style of writing is very interesting and
> attractive. Shova Kattle has described the events and facts of the
> battlefields just like a telecast. As we read, we have the impression
> that we are not reading a book but we are listening the live telecast of
> the battlefield. Though it is a collection of articles in different
> topics, we feel that it is a poetic novel based on People's War and
> of the situation there after.
> Indeed, it is a book of deep feeling, emotion and dedication. It is an
> artistic reflection of ten years People's War.In Nepali literature,
> there are so many literary books published on People's War. We have
> many books of memoirs– collections as well as solo writing. It is
> one of the best books among them. This book has a profound significance
> historically, ideologically as well as aesthetically.
> It stresses honestly and bravely that a phase of People's War has
> ended in the name of peace and constitution. The Maoist party has
> declared its end, but in reality the People's War has not ended. It
> has begun in its new revolutionary colour. It has begun in its new
> epoch. Mohan Baidhya– the senior vice Chairman of UCPN( Maoist) and
> a well known Marxist aesthetician has mentioned in the preface of this
> book : "It is a book of great significance, it has raised the flag
> of revolution."
> Really, Shova Kattel has raised the flag of revolution. This book is a
> real and red document to know the role played by the women in the ten
> years People's War. No surrender with reactionaries, no compromise
> with reformists and revisionists, but strong confidence on the
> continuation of revolution–this is the gist of this book.



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