Top15 Best Romantic Nepali Novels to Read

Top 15 Best Romantic Nepali Novels to Read

The best romance books may make you feel as though you are falling in love because they are personal and private while still being huge and transformative. With their superb plot, storyline, and believable characters, Nepali books never fail to stir the readers’ emotions.

Because of the extent to which western culture has permeated our generation, they are no longer aware that Nepali literature exists. Instead of reading Nepali literature, they are more eager to read books and literature from other countries. Even if you’re not a fan of romance novels or readers, a lot of these books are nonetheless enjoyable to read. The top Nepali romantic books with excellent tales are listed below.

Top 15 Best Romantic Nepali Novels to Read

1. Palpasa Cafe- Narayan Wagle

Palpasa Cafe, a book by Narayan Wagle that was praised by Madan Purashkar in 2005, is a destination for readers of all types and ages. Wagle, the editor of Kantipur Daily, wrote a book that takes place during Nepal’s ten-year Maoist conflict. Beginning with “I,” the anonymous character is an artist who is about to become well-known for his unflappable artistic abilities. A few random yet coincidental encounters with Palpasa lead to the two of them developing a deep affection for one another.

The plot develops through a succession of coincidental events, surprising turns, and twists. Although the scenes seem straightforward, they contain many amazing details. Along with the agony, the book has a message and visions for a youthful life.

2. Pallo Gharko Jhyal- Govinda Bahadur Malla

This is a well-known tale of the conflict between sexual lust and social duty. Young Newari bride Misri is adjusting into her planned union with a kind but ineffective bureaucrat. She finds herself slowly falling in love with the attractive and dishonest man who visits the house next to her window every day, despite her better judgment. It illustrates the psychological difference of the protagonist who must decide between love and family.

3. Sirishko Ful- Parijat

The plot of Shirish ko Phool centres on the narrator Suyog Bir Singh, a veteran World War II soldier, as he experiences a midlife crisis. He does not have anyone to call his friends or family because he lives an uninteresting and uncelebrated existence in a vacuum (sunya), which is why he puts all of his resentment into booze. He frequently frequents a bar where he meets a younger drinking companion named Shivaraj. Shivaraj invites Suyog to his house where he encounters Sakambari, a woman 16 years his junior with whom he develops a romantic interest.

Sakambari is described in the book as the Shirish (from which the book’s title derives), a flower that blooms and brings warmth to the chilly planet. Suyog’s loathing of himself is surpassed by his love for Sakambari. His awareness of love and the suffering of life shakes him to the core. Sakambari gives up and wilts away to the ground, much like a flower.

The story told in the book is not one of triumph, but rather of a life that has no purpose and a toxic relationship with a woman. While Suyog is a poor mortal who believes Sakambari to be tougher than him, Sakambari is shown as a strong, independent, spiteful woman with non-religious ideas who resents showing weakness in front of her male peers. The book’s language is understandable despite its tremendous lyricism.

4. Durbar Bahiraki Maharani- Nagendra Neupane

King Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah and Gita, who worked in the palace when Mahendra was a prince, are the subjects of the novel Darbar Bahiraki Maharani. The physical connection between Prine Mahendra and Geeta was described in this novel. Rabindra, Mahendra’s first son, was conceived as a result of their romance. In the palace, Rabindra was regarded as an unauthorized Prince. Later on, however, neither Geeta, the mother of Rabindra, nor the latter as an authorized king, were introduced.

5. Sumnima- B.P. Koirala

The classic Nepali novel Sumnima, written by the country’s former prime minister Bishweshwar Prasad Koirala, is about the traumatic difficulties that can develop in a man-woman relationship. The narrative centres on the intense desire between a Brahmin lad and an average girl. It explores the internal struggle of the lad, who yearns for spiritual freedom as well but is divided between his yearning for this woman and his need for salvation.

An average mortal cannot overcome carnal desires, and physical pleasures have their place in life. Despite being sincere about his spiritual aspirations, the Brahmin youngster is captivated by a pretty girl.

6. Ek Sarko Maya-G.S. Poudel

In the novel Ek Sarko Maya, a young man from Nepal who had come to the Maldives in search of work unwittingly develops an addiction and is unable to overcome it. The nature of “one-sided love” is demonstrated by his relationship with a stunning model in the midst of the cult, his internal conflict between love and nervousness, and eventually the deer illusion that he and the reader share.

Compared to recent releases in Nepali literature that are similar to this book, this one has a different plot and writing style. The reader can enter a different universe, thanks to the horrific hallucination example in GS Poudel’s book. Some side stories have been added to the plot to make it more thrilling, in addition to the long haul of smoke and the halo of love.

7. Pagal Basti- Saru Bhakta

One of Sarubhakta’s most well-known novels is Pagal Basti. The narrator’s voyage to Ghandruk is mentioned at the beginning of the story. The fact that the book is set in a location that is currently one of the most sought-after tourist sites has only increased its appeal to younger generations.

The plot, as well as the narrator, appears to have left the story as the book moves toward the second section and the narrator switches from the first person to the third. The tale-telling has become experimental as a result, but the language used in the book is straightforward and uncomplicated. Additionally, it interjects a few English words to keep the conversation lively.

8. Summer Love- Subin Bhattarai

Atit notices a name at the top of the list when she visits the Central Department of Environmental Science to verify the results of the entrance exams for a Master’s program: Saaya. He attempts to put a face to the name because it interests him. Their collegiate romance starts when he finally finds her and is immediately blown away by her Cadbury lips, gorgeous body, and intelligence.

Love grows from romance. But does their story of love have a happy ending? The ups and downs of their relationship are discussed in the book. It also illustrates the causes of misunderstandings and how to avoid them. The tale of summer love continues in part two, named “Saya.”

9. Monsoon- Subin Bhattrai

Bhattarai has depicted a slightly different and more sophisticated love affair in this book. In this latest book, he addresses one-sided romantic relationships. Monsoons are often compared to love because of how erratic and up and down they can be.

10. Radha- Krishna Dharabasi

Krishna Dharabasi’s critically acclaimed book Radha is a work of mythopoetic fiction that draws inspiration from the Mahabharata, with a particular emphasis on the lives and relationships of Krishna and Radha. The story, which is written from Radha’s perspective, exposes the intricate and discursive social structures of that time that forbade a woman from exercising her free will and authorized a man to indulge his irrational urges. The book dispels the myth-making attempts that gave Krishna a godlike air and kept Radha waiting outside of society for his return and the satisfaction of her wish.

11. Muna Madan-Laxmi Prasad Devkota

A timeless classic of the Nepali language, Muna Madan is a book every Nepalese holds dear to the heart. Written in popular Jhyaure folk tradition, the play weaves a moving tale of Madan who goes to Lhasa to earn an honest dream of bedecking his beloved wife, Muna, with ornaments of gold and of fulfilling the final wishes of his ailing mother. On his way back home, Madan falls sick. Drama then unfolds to capture the agony of human life caught up in the twilight of dreaming and knowing.

12. Kathaki Patra- Subin Bhattrai

The majority of the stories in Kathaki Patra centre on the daily activities, romance, sex, college rumours, and various aspects of city adolescent relationships. It is Subin’s expertise to delve into the internal workings of individuals and display them in an intriguing way. Subin appears content to reveal the story’s structure by pointing out the broad and subtle subjects that other people don’t find interesting. His tales, however brief, are sardonic, accurate, profound, and philosophical. For several days after reading the narrative, some of the characters continue to touch the reader’s heart.

13. Miss You- Saroj Regmi

A straightforward fictional love story, Miss you. Along with his companions Samrat and Sulav, the story opens with the childhood of a figure named Prayash. Their lives evolve over time in terms of love. For fans of melodrama, it is a must-read.


Also, refer to our other blog Best Nepali Novels to Read in Informalguru.


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