| June 30, 1945 (age 70) (1945-06-30) |
poet, playwright, translator, linguist
Tribhuvan University, Nepal and Edinburgh University, UK.
SAARC Literary Award
Yug Kavi Siddhicharan Award
Teach Yourself Nepali, Complete Nepali, Teach Yourself Nepali C, Complete Nepali [CDs] Co, Nibandha ra tun̐ḍikhela
Abhi Subedi Wikipedia
Abhi Subedi (Nepali: अभि सुवेदी; born on June 30, 1945) is a Nepali poet, playwright, linguist, columnist, translator and critic, who writes in Nepali and English.
Abhi Subedi was born in Sabla village of Tehrathum district in eastern Nepal. He was the 21st child of his father and the 7th child of his mother. He recognized Bengali letters before Devnagari scripts after seeing his mother read Bengali epic Kashiram Das's Mahabharata.
Abhi Subedi earned a Ph.D on the pragmatics of poetry from Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur and did postgraduate work in Stylistics and Applied Linguistics at Edinburgh University, United Kingdom.
Subedi started as a teacher of English at Tribhuvan University and after returning from Europe taught stylistics there. He taught for forty years at the Central Department of English in Tribhuvan University, and headed the department for more than a decade. Professor Subedi is vice-President of the Nepali Folklore Society of Nepal. He is the founding former President of the International Theatre Institute (ITI) UNESCO from 2000 to 2008 and member of International Playwright’s Forum from 2000-2011. Subedi became President (1990-1992) and two times General Secretary of the Linguistic Society of Nepal. He was also President of the Literary Association of Nepal. He is a member of the International Association of Theatre Critics. He has been involved in a number of interdisciplinary study groups and is a prolific writer on issues of freedom, culture, literature, arts and social transformation. His essays and seminar papers have been published in Nepal and abroad.
Subedi has over two dozen books on different subjects to his credit. Several of his plays have been performed by well-known theatre groups in Nepal and abroad. Flaneurko Diary (2015/2071)
Sahitya ra Aambritta (Criticism) 2013/2070)
Chiriyeka sanjhharu (play) 2011
Nibandhama Uttarbarti Kaalkhanda (essays) 2009
Teen Natak (three plays) 2008
Nibandha ra Tundikhel, 2008
Paanch Natak (five plays) 2004
Carpettangieko Aakaas (essays) 1998
Shavda ra Chot (poems), 1997
Madhyam ra Rachana (literary criticism), 1997
Paschatya Kavy Siddhanta, (Western criticism) 1973
Sirjana ra Mulyankan (literary criticism),1982. Books (in Nepali)
Bruised Evenings 2011 (Play).
Nepali Theatre as I See It, 2007
Three Plays. Trans Sangita Rayamajhi, 2003
Dreams of Peach Blossoms, 2001, 2012 (play)
Ekai Kawaguchi: the Trespassing Insider, 1999.
Chasing Dreams: Kathmandu Odyssey, (poetic play)
Nepali Literature: Background and History, 1978.
Manas (English poems), joint collection, 1974.
Aadhunik Japani Kavita, 1987.
Poems of the Century, 2000
Voices from Nepal (joint work), 1999.
Beyond Borders: an Anthology of SAARC Poetry, 2002.
Japani Haiku: Hijor ra Aaja, 1987.
Japani Noh Naatak, 1989.
Samakalin Nepali Kavita, 1996.
Biswosahityako Aithihashik Rooprekha, 1974
Pacchisbarshakaa Nepali Kavita, 1982
SAARC Literary Award 2010 - Foundation of SAARC Writers and Literature
Yug Kavi Siddhicharan Award 2013