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indra bahadru rai biography
Name Indra Bahadur Rai
DOB & DOD February 3, 1927 – March 27, 2018
Spouse Durga Rai
Children 2 sons, 2 daughters
Address Darjeeling, India
Creations Novels, short stories, essays


Indra Bahadur Rai was a renowned Nepali-language writer from Darjeeling, India. His novels, short stories and essays often dealt with themes related to identity, language and culture. In this article we will take an in-depth look at the life and works of Indra Bahadur Rai.

Early Life and Education

Indra Bahadur Rai was born on February 3, 1927 in Darjeeling, India to a family of Nepali-speaking Gorkha soldiers. He received his education at St. Joseph’s School in Darjeeling before continuing on to St. Xavier’s College in Calcutta where he earned a degree in English literature.


After graduating from his studies, Indra Bahadur Rai joined the Indian Army and served in Burma Campaign during World War II. Following the war, he worked as a teacher before taking up a civil servant position with Indian government.

Literary Works

Indra Bahadur Rai began writing in the 1950s and published his first novel, “Aaja Ramita Chha,” in 1964. Other notable works include “Basantmala,” “Kathmandu,” “Mayalu,” and “Aalekh,” all dealing with Nepali-speaking people in India as they search for identity and cultural roots.

Personal Life

Indra Bahadur Rai was married to Durga Rai and fathered two sons and two daughters. He resided in Darjeeling, India until his passing on March 27, 2018.


Indra Bahadur Rai was a renowned Nepali-language writer whose works explored themes of identity, language and culture. His contributions to Nepali literature will be remembered for generations to come. To put it another way: his novels, short stories and essays continue to motivate readers on the difficulties faced by Nepali speakers in India while serving as reminders of how powerful literature can unite and empower marginalized groups. His life will always remain an inspiration to all those involved with literature.