Author - N.H. Manandhar

BORROW: Paperback available to members of the Pokhara Public Library, Pokhara, Nepal; eBook available to members of the Sunshine Coast Library, Queensland, Australia


“A complete masterpiece that touches the life of a Dalit woman to the fullest…” Samata Foundation, Nepal

Casteism is rife, poverty is endemic. The time has come to rebel.   Defying deep-rooted discrimination is dangerous, but when it comes to forging a better life for her children, Durga will never give up the fight.

Set in the shadows of the Nepalese Himalayas just before and during the first years of the conflict, Sun & Shadow is a reality-based fiction that pulls no punches as it delves into the social issues faced by many in Nepal, including caste and gender discrimination, corruption, family violence and poverty. Though Sun & Shadow is a work of fiction, its compelling characters breathe life into the informative narrative, and it will ring true for many readers.


Nepal Only: you can purchase from any of the following outlets:

  • online via Thuprai (Print and eBook)
  • online via HamroSaman (Print)
  • online via Daraz (Print)
  • online via (Print)
  • am/pm Organic Cafe, Lakeside, Pokhara
  • Himalayan Reader’s Corner, New Road, Pokhara
  • Vajra Bookshop (Hotel Pleasure Home building), Thamel, Kathmandu
  • Nepal Book Depot, Chaksibari Marg, Thamel (online – BIBLIONEPAL)
  • The Local Project Nepal, Maharajgunj (Le Sherpa Restaurant), Kathmandu
  • Tibet Book Store, Tridevi Sadak, Thamel, Kathmandu
  • Patan Book Shop, Patan Dhoka, Lalitpur
  • The Reader’s Hub, Bhaktapur; Hattiban; & Tokha, Kathmandu
  • Nepal Coffee Academy, Koteswor, Kathmandu
  • National Coffee House, Lokanthali, Kathmandu
  • Tama: Chibe Restaurant, New Baneshwor, Kathmandu
  • Aroma Café, Laghankhel, Kathmandu
  • Manakamana Education & Stationery, Lalitpur, Kathmandu
  • Dwarika Chen World Heritage Hotel & Apartments, Basantapur, Kathmandu
For distribution enquiries in Nepal please follow this link to the Mera Publications website, or contact Mera Publications directly via email 

Australia Only:  you can purchase PRINT & eBOOK directly from this website OR visit  If you are on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, you can purchase from A Little Shop of Soul, Cooroy || Berkelouw Books, Eumundi || Gumbah Bazaar, Maroochydore. The eBook is also available via Kindle and Kobo 

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