Fragile Mountains is the story of three generations of a family, that of Dil Bahadur Limbu of the tiny village of Khewang in the eastern hills of Nepal. The Limbus are descendants of an ancient race called the Kirant, a people of Mongoloid origin who arrived and settled in the foothills of the Himalayas thousands of years ago. Most of the land they owned and had cultivated for generations was forcibly seized from them, and today, they are both politically and economically marginalized. For the author, himself a Limbu, the novel is an attempt to explore the identity of his people, “to explore their history, culture, tradition and philosophy of life”.
MK Limbu is the author of Fragile Mountains