Rajendra Bhandari

Photo: Goethe-Institut / Yawan Rai
Photo: Goethe-Institut / Yawanrai
Rajendra Bhandari (born 1956) is a Nepali poet of repute. An Associate Professor of Nepali Language and literature at the Sikkim Government College, Gangtok, he holds a doctorate in Nepali literature from the University of North Bengal. He has published five collections of poetry and has won various awards over the years, including the Diyalo Purashkar in Poetry from the Nepali Sahitya Sammelan, Darjeeling (1981), the Shiva Kumar Rai Memorial Award for poetry from the South Sikkim Sahitya Sammelan (1998) and the Dr Shova Kanti Thegim Memorial Award for poetry from the Shovakanti Memorial Trust, Gangtok (1999).

Born in Darjeeling and located in Gangtok for thirty years, Bhandari’s poetry has been deeply affected by his social milieu. Unimpressed by “verbal jugglery and over-experimentation in form”, the poetry he values employs an uncluttered cadence, a colloquial diction and a lucid style.


शब्दहरुको पुनर्वास /
Der Wörter Umsiedlung / Zurückeroberung der Wörter

बजार गरेर /
Heim vom Basar / Vom Markt

बेरोजगार युवाको आइडेन्टिटी कार्ड /
Identitätsnachweis eines jungen arbeitslosen Inders / Identität eines arbeitslosen jungen Mannes

एउटा सहरको रोजनाम्चा /
Tagebuch einer Stadt