Bishnu Kumari Waiba

[Parijat] (1937 – 1993 / Darjeeling / India)

Bishnu Kumari Waiba
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Parijat was a Nepali writer. Her real name was Bishnu Kumari Waiba (waiba is a subgroup of Tamang) but she wrote under the pen name Parijat (Parijat is night-flowering fragrant jasmine flower). Her most acclaimed publication is Siris Ko Phul (The Blue Mimosa), which has also been adapted in the literature curriculum of some colleges in some English-speaking countries.

Early Life and Education

Parijat was born in 1937 in the hill station of Darjeeling, India, a place known for its tea gardens. Because her mother Amrit Moktan died early, she was raised by her father Dr. K.N. Waiba, who was a psychologist, and her grandparents.

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