After the Maoist war ended in 2006, several books have come out in Nepali that deal with the period. They are either fictionalised accounts of what happened or testimonies of war experiences. Some authors have published novels and collections of short stories, while others have written memoirs. A selection:
Ambushma 6 Barsa
by Damodar Nyaupane (Six Years in Ambush)
Journalist Nyaupane records his war-time experience, weaving dramatic stories and chilling encounters in Gorkha and Lamjung into a reportage.
by Mahesh Bikram Shah (The Guerrilla’s Son)
A collection of 18 stories set during the conflict, Shah’s notable work of fiction won the Madan Puraskar in 2006.
by Radha Poudel (The Attack on Khalanga)
Health worker Radha Poudel recounts the terrifying night when the Maoists attacked the district headquarters. Her book won the 2013 Madan Puraskar.
Banda Parkhal Dekhi Khula Akash Aamma
by Uma Bhujel (From within Walls to Open Sky)
Uma Bhujel was among the six women who broke out of the Gorkha jail in 2001. Bhujel is now with the Biplav faction of the Maoists.
Chhapamar Yuwatiko Diary
by Tara Rai (Diary of a Female Guerrilla)
Tara Rai penned her experience of joining the Maoists as a teenager, and the socio-political context of the times.