Â Kathmandu, Aug. 17: Senior litterateur and culture expert Satya Mohan Joshi released a book entitled ‘Jiwan Ek, Bhogai Anek’ (many experiences of life) written by Master Ishwori Prasad Pokhrel, a nonagenarian, here on Saturday.
At a programme organized by the Pokhrel Kalyankari Samaj, Joshi said the book was quite useful for knowing about the writer’s birthplace, the religion and social condition of Nepal at the time, adding that writing a book at such as old age was unimaginable.
Joshi lauded his role as a teacher and said the book could even be useful for college course as it had brought out history and society of the time even before 2007 BS.
Pokhrel, born in Kharpa village of Khotang district in 1975 BS has mentioned in the book education of the time, his genealogical history, his teaching profession even before 2007 BS, pilgrimage, tourism, traditions of the time, among others.
Speaking on the occasion, senior journalist Bhairab Risal said history shows that the Pokhrel people of Kharpa had contributed to the rulers since the unification of Nepal even by giving credits to the state.
Writer Pokhrel said he utilized the time to write the book at a very old age of 97 as he had nothing to do after retirement thinking that it would be useful for others as it came to memory strongly after his accident at home a few years ago.
Border expert Buddhi Narayan Shrestha said Kharpa was forward in the earlier times and Master Pokhrel was also his teacher around 2005 BS, and that he was grateful to him for the knowledge that made him what he is today.
Editor of the book Bharatmani Bhattarai said the book was about the experiences of a common man and could be useful even for researchers.Chairman of Pokhrel Kalyankari Samaj Tej Prasad Upadhay Pokhrel, 99-year old Indramani Pokhrel, Mukundasharan Upadhyay and Pokhrel’s spouse Chok Kumari Pokhrel and General Secretary of Bhanu Pratisthan D.P Aryal also expressed their views.
Master Pokhrel is the father of former Chief Election Commissioner Bhojraj Pokhrel and lives in Kathmandu with his youngest son Shekhar Pokhrel.