Author's Name: Hutt Michael James
Michael James Hutt (born 11 October 1957) is Professor of Nepalese and Himalayan Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. He is engaged in the study of modern and contemporary Nepali literature, and as a translator. He has also published on Nepali politics, Nepali art and architecture, censorship in the Nepali print media, and the Bhutanese refugee issue.
Michael Hutt was educated at St. Austell Grammar School, and St. Austell Sixth Form College before completing a BA in South Asian Studies (Hindi) in 1980 and a Ph.D. on the history of the Nepali language and its literature in 1984, both at SOAS. In 1987 he returned to SOAS as a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, and has been engaged in teaching and research relating to Nepal here ever since. He was Head of the South Asia Department from 1995-9, and has served as both Associate Dean (2002-4) and Dean (2004–10) of the Faculty of Languages and Cultures. Prof. Hutt is a member of Centre of South Asian Studies and the Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies at SOAS. In 2011 the Chancellor of the Nepal Academy presented Prof. Hutt with the Nai Derukha International Award ‘for his continuous dedication to promoting the study of Nepali literature in the international arena’
This is a reader concerning the literature and language of Nepal, keeping both the general enthusiast as well as the student in mind. Beginning with a general introduction surveying the historical context and tracing the growth of modern literature in Nepal, it goes on to anthologize and translate literary texts with descriptive and interpretative glossaries, introductory notes on authors. The language section contains a summary of grammatical features of Nepali along with a separate glossary.
- Publisher's Name: Oxford University Press
- Publish Year: 2016
- Binding: Paperback
- Subject: Literature General,Nepali Literature,Poetry
- ISBN 10: 0195651111
- ISBN 13: 9780195651119