FRAGILE MOUNTIAINS Author:M K limbu
â€œA novel about life, love, death and rebellion in the eastern hills of Nepal.â€
It is said that all human activities seem futile and insignificant against the backdrop of the mighty Himalayas. Yet, even here, as everywhere else, people have hopes, dreams and aspirations. Thatâ€™s what keeps them going in this harsh and impoverished but enchantingly beautiful land. A fortunate few get to live their dreams, most donâ€™t. But life goes on, as it must; like the river, twisting and turning, overcoming all obstacles, but always on course to its final destination.
Fragile Mountains is a story of these generations of a family who hope and dream and generally live life as it comes until they find themselves trapped in the midst of a bloody Maoist rebellion. Itâ€™s also about the tradition and culture of the Limbu people, an ancient and proud race of Mongoloid stock who have made the eastern hills of Nepal their home for centuries.