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Dr Birendra Amatya, chief guest of the occasion, graced the event with his presence, adding prestige to the relaunch. During the program, attendees were treated to insightful reviews of ‘Seto Siundo‘ by Writer Dr Rupak Shrestha and Author Pratima KC.

Author Pratima KC praised the novel’s depth and maturity, remarking, “The novel has minutely navigated the mind of a woman, her pain and sufferings. It successfully raised the issue of women trafficking in Nepal. The novel which also showed the socio-economic imbalances also explored how disabilities can cripple a life in society. This novel which was written during Sangita Swechcha’s teen age is mature at every angle and Nepali literature can be proud of this novel.”

Dr Rupak Shrestha echoed similar sentiments, expressing his admiration for Swechcha’s remarkable achievement three decades ago. “I am still amazed how could an 18-year-old teenager back then imagine of this novel. This novel’s maturity is far ahead of a teenager could write as it highlights women trafficking, socio-economic life of Nepali society and women’s psychology.”

Sangita Swechcha, the author behind ‘Seto Siundo,’ shared her gratitude for the opportunity to reintroduce her novel which was published 3 decades ago entitled as ‘Pakhalieko Siundo’. She also thanked INLS for shining a spotlight on her work once again.

Published by Book Hill, ‘Seto Siundo’ is currently undergoing translation into English, promising to reach an even wider audience.