Rajendra Bhandari


Biography of Rajendra Bhandari

Rajendra Bhandari (born 1956) is a Nepali poet and academic at the Sikkim Government College in Gangtok.
Born in Darjeeling, Bhandari has lived in Gangtok since the 1980s. He is the son of Bhagirat Bhandari a prominent writer and an astrologer. He received a doctorate in Nepali literature from the University of North Bengal.
Bhandari has won awards for his poetry, including the 1981 Diyalo Purashkar in Poetry from the Nepali Sahitya Sammelan in Darjeeling, the 1998 Shiva Kumar Rai Memorial Award from the South Sikkim Sahitya Sammelan and the 1999 Dr. Shova Kanti Thegim Memorial Award for poetry from the Shovakanti Memorial Trust in Gangtok.

Rajendra Bhandari's Works:

1979: Hiundey yee chisa raatka pardeharuma ("In the Veils of Cold Wintry Nights"), Gangtok, Sikkim: Padmakala Prakashan
1986: Yee shabdaharu: yee harafharu ("These Words: These Lines"), Gangtok, Sikkim: Jana Paksha Prakashan
1998: Kshar/Akshar ("Perishable/ Imperishable"), Gangtok, Sikkim: Jana Paksha Prakashan

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Quiet Chaos

Forests are quietly green
Waters glide to the fields,
The scarecrow stands guard over the crops.

In me is buried a whole city
The park, its benches and the temple
A noisy procession, too
The chaos is weighed down.
Riding the melody on a sitar,

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