Sushma Joshi


Sushma Joshi is a writer and filmmaker based in Kathmandu, Nepal. She received her BA from Brown University, Rhode Island, USA. She also has an MA in English Literature from Middlebury College's Breadloaf School of English.

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The Prediction
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 49,250. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
A book of short stories from Nepal. Vedic astrological predictions, wet-nurses, the Internet zeitgeist, tantric goddess worship, love stories that transcend age barriers, Buddhist philosophy—you can find it all in "The Prediction."
La Scoperta Dell' Alto Lama
You set the price! Words: 26,380. Language: Italian. Published: August 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Asian / Indic, Essay » Literature
Cinque racconti di Sushma Joshi, tradotti in Italiano. Queste storie sono di viaggio, sia metaforico e letterale. Nella storia del titolo, un giovane artista marziale è scoperto come un Alto Lama. L'autore visita il quartiere a luci rosse di Bombay. Lei va a Myanmar. E Roma. Nell'ultimo racconto, lei torna in Nepal.
The Religious Life of the Gorkhalis of Myanmar
You set the price! Words: 15,140. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2013. Categories: Essay » Sociology
Gorkhalis (people of Nepali origins, mostly Hindus and Mahayani Buddhists) have lived in Myanmar since the late 1800s. They came with the British Army and fought through the World Wars, then stayed on in the aftermath. This essay explores some of the recent conflict created by newly converted Hinayana Buddhists who are trying to convert faith-based communities to their own religious ideology.
I Killed My Best Friend's Father
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 13,520. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2013. Categories: Plays » Women Authors, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » Asian
What happens when a war ends and the people left behind have to deal with the consequences? Two teenage girls are displaced by the conflict in Nepal. The father of one has killed the father of the other. As the ghosts of their fathers linger nearby, still fighting between themselves, the two girls battle to preserve their friendship and survive in a hostile world.
Maté al padre de mi mejor amiga
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 12,050. Language: Spanish. Published: February 22, 2013. Categories: Plays » Women Authors
Esta obra de teatro trata de la amistad entre dos chicas durante en conflicto civil en Nepal.
The End of the World
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,590. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Literature » Literary
The End of the World is a book of short stories about Nepal. It was long-listed for the Frank O'Connor Short Story Award in 2009.

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