Published On: 2010
Author: Buddhi Sagar
Karnali Blues tells the story of a father-son relationship through the perspective of the boy, focusing on how he perceives his father throughout his life. The story begins with the narrator recalling his childhood as he rushes to the hospital to see his father, who is on his deathbed.
The story is told through the eyes of a little child whose father is nothing short of a superhero. As the novel progresses, the story is told through the perspective of a teenage kid who understands how his father was a simple man who always met all of his requirements. The book is divided into 11 chapters. It’s an account of his 11 days in the hospital with his father, and it includes memories of his father.
Readers can swim across rivers with the narrator, participate in his naughty activities, and meet a variety of characters. As they relocate from Katara, a small town, to Kalilot, the family experiences numerous ups and downs.
Other intriguing personalities are Bhagiram, Chandre, and Mamata didi, to name a few. Each has a distinct story to tell and lessons to impart. The gorgeous nature of far western Nepal is seen by the readers. However, the author also depicts the dark side of the rural community, in addition to the beauty of nature.
The captivating and emotive stories make you cry, laugh out loud, remember your own childhood, and, most importantly, make you think about your own father and his love or sacrifices. His father always stands as high as the mountains to defend him, no matter how wicked he becomes or how many troubles he causes.
There is a lot of poetry and fiction about moms’ sorrow and love, but there isn’t much about bravely harsh fathers. Karnali Blues, on the other hand, is unmistakably a father’s book.
This is one of my all-time favorite books, and I strongly recommend it to others. Reading the book makes me nostalgic; it transports me back to my youth and deepens my love for my father.