Shirishko phool (Mimosa Tree): Book Review

The narrator is a seasoned combat veteran. The veteran tells the story from beginning to end. Throughout the story, he changes his mind about war crimes. He dismisses them at first, but eventually identifies and condemns them. The novel’s development spans two years. The narrative emphasizes the seasonal variations and the Mimosa tree. The season reflects his own growth and situation.

About the book

This beautiful novel was written by one of the most talented lady in the Nepali literature sector, we all know her as Parijat. This book was published by Sanjha prakashan, in 2068 B.S., this novel was also awarded with ‘Madan Puraskar’ in 2022 B.S.

This tale tries to exhibit how an individual’s life, perspective, and impression of things might be affected by any experience. Suyog’s Army experience ended up being something that demolished his life and transformed him into an individual he disdains. He holds a similar discernment in the wake of leaving the gathering until he experiences Sakambari. This tale additionally portrays how a commonplace Nepali man sees a woman and how he feels about his significant other. The contemplations of a desolate individual are shown incredibly precisely in this work, including the impression that they detest their dejection yet are hesitant to enlighten others regarding it because of a paranoid fear of others downplaying their quandary.

About Parijat

Parijat traveled to Kathmandu to continue her education in English literature after growing up in a privileged household in Darjeeling. She claims that after studying several French, Russian, and Indian literature in particular, she was disappointed by Nepali writings. Consequently, despite her beginnings as a poet, she vowed to write an outstanding Nepali language novel. While studying for her I.A. and B.A. degrees, she wrote four novels, all of which she burned. She was then bedridden for three years due to sickness, during which time she penned her fifth novel, Shirishko Phool, which she opted to publish.

Story

This is a story about a man named Suyog, who was a previous warrior in the British-Gurkha Army who served in WWII; he resigned after the conflict and presently gets by on his annuity. Suyog reviews a mate he made, Shiva raj, and how he was visiting his home interestingly and the scenes he saw there toward the beginning of the story. Shiva raj is a man with a great deal of obligation in his life; he has three unmarried sisters at home to help and their investigations. They’re subsequently found to be two heavy drinkers who ended up gathering in a bar.

Sakambari, one of Shiva Ram’s sisters, is the next character to enter Suyog’s life. She has a very different outlook on life and, in many circumstances, is diametrically opposed to Suyog. Suyog is continually made fun of by her, which keeps her picture fresh in his head. Unlike Sakambari, Shiva Ram’s other sister Mujura gradually becomes someone Suyog considers ideal wife material. He doesn’t love Mujura; all he wants is to marry her and have her as his wife to help him cope with his loneliness.

“Swasni lae prem pani garnae parcha bhanney kura malae thaha thiyena, prem katro jhuto, katro upahas, katro nirrarthakh”

Suyog

This Nepali statement means “I didn’t knew that wife also need to be loved, Love is fake, rediculous, and meaning less”

By the statement, he makes it plain that love and relationships are not things for him to value, and that he even adheres to the old beliefs and conventions imposed by our old concept of society, which does not respect women.

Suyog’s relationship with Sakambari had always been one of antagonism and a smidgeon of hatred, but one day he finds that his animosity has transformed into a deep feeling he didn’t believe in: love. He had begun to love Sakambari, and the sense of being unable to tell Sakambari the truth about his feelings caused him to reflect on some old experiences.

He concedes to himself that he was at one time a creature, that his offenses were things he was unable to change and never felt horrendous about, and that his association with Sakambari was more than essentially physical. Suyog at last admits his warm gestures to Sakambari, yet amidst the disorder kisses her. He is embarrassed and repentant for what he has done, yet he is a weakling for not going up against Sakambari once more. Suyog is left repentant at the novel’s decision, as he at long last sees that his activities can hurt lives in manners he won’t ever envision. Suyog’s eyes are opened by Sakambari’s demise, which uncovers a fact.

Conclusion

Sirish ko Phool is not a book that is easily digested by the general public. Its bitterness may irritate you, yet you will be moved by its humanity. ‘Sirish ko Phool’ has an easy-to-follow poetic symphysis.Suyog, on the other hand, hasn’t changed his mind about women. ‘Sirish ko Phool’ is a tragic parijat work that carries the true feelings and brings the inner soul to life.