Best Nepali Novels to read

Best Nepali Novels to read:

Best Nepali Novels to read

Here we have compiled a list of some Best Nepali novels that were liked by readers around. However, this list does not state that the list is arranged in a hierarchy of order. These are the list of best Nepali novels that were suggested by our readers and a sample of the public.

List of Best Nepali Novels:

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1. Seto Dharati: Seto Dharati is a novel by Amar Neupane which was published back in the year 2012 A.D. This novel has an average rating of 4.09 out of 5 in Goodreads till the date this article was published.


2. Karnali blues: Karnali blues is a novel published in the year 2010 A.D by Buddhisagar. This novel had 941 ratings and the average rating was 4.16 out of 5.


3. Radha: Radha is a novel written and published by Krishna Dharabasi in the year 2005. This novel had an average rating of 4.15 out of a total of 5.


4. Blue Mimosa (Sirisko Phool): This novel was written by Parijat (Vishnu Kumari Waiba) and was published in 1965. This novel had an average rating of 4.17 until the publishing of this article.


5. Muna Madan: Not to miss, this is one of the best Nepali novels by Laxmi Prasad Devkota that was published back in 1936 A.D and this is one of the evergreens novels that has craze among all the age groups till date. It had a rating of 4.32 out of 5.


6. Alikhit: Alikhit is a novel written by Dhruva Chandra Gautam. This novel was published in 1983. It had an average rating of 4.15 out of 5.


7. Seto Bagh: Seto Bagh is a novel by Diamond Shumsher Rana published in 1973. There is also a movie based on this novel. This popular novel was published in 1973 A.D and had an average rating of 4.01 out of 5.


8. Sumnima: Sumnima is another big hit list in Best Nepali novels. This novel was written by B.P Koirala and was published in 1969 A.D. It had an average rating of 4.09 out of 5.


9. PhirPhire: Another great masterpiece by Buddhisagar, Phirphire was published in 2015 and it had an average rating of 4.13 out of 5. 


10. Ghumne Mech Mathi Andho Manche: Bhupi Sherchan is the author of this popular novel which was published in 1969 A.D. It had an average rating of 4.31 out of 5.


11. Lu: Lu is a novel authored by Nayan Raj Pandey. This novel was published in 2012. It had an average rating of 4.12 out of 5.


12. Sakas: This novel was written by Jagadish Ghimire. It was published in 2012 A.D. It had an average rating of 4.06 out of 5.


13. Jhola: Another great piece by Krishna Dharawasi, Jhola was published in 2010 A.D. It had an average rating of 4.24 out of 5. This novel highlights the contemporary issues of the Sati System in Nepal.


14. Prayogshala Nepali Sankramanma Dilli Ra Maobadi: This novel was written by Sudheer Sharma and was published in 2013 A.D. This novel had an average rating of 4.00 out of 5.


15. Ghamka Pailaharu: This novel is authored by Dhanush Chandra Gautam and was published in 1979 A.D. This novel had a rating of 4.12 in an average out of 5.


16. Ular: This novel by Nayan Raj Pandey was published in 2012. It had an average rating of 4.03 out of 5 in Goodreads.


17.  Abstract Chintan: Pyaj by Nepali essayist Shankar Lamichhane. This book had an average rating of 4.5 out of in Goodreads. This book also won Madan Puraskar on 2024 B.S. 

Some more not to miss (Ratings less than 4.00): 

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18. Palpasa Cafe by Narayan Wagle published in 2005. (Ratings: 3.95/5)


19. Summer Love by Subin Bhattarai published in 2013. (Ratings: 3.85/5)


20. Saya by Subin Bhattarai Published in 2014. (Ratings: 3.86/5)


21. Cheena Harayeko Manchhe by Hari Bansha Acharya published in 2013. (Ratings: 3.86/5)


22. Doshi Chasma by B.P Koirala published in 1949. (Ratings: 3.98/5)


23. Antarman ko Yatra by Jagadish Ghimire published in 2008. (Ratings: 3.90/5)


24. Binod Chaudhary: An Autobiography by Binod Chaudhary published in 2013. (Ratings: 3.61/5)


25. Pagal Basti by Saru Bhakta published in 1991. (Ratings: 3.86/5)


26. Narendra Dai by B.P Koirala Published in 1969. (Ratings: 3.98/5)


27. Teen Ghumti by B.P Koirala published in 1968. (Ratings: 3.95/5)


28. Khusi by Vijay Kumar Pandey published in 2014. (Ratings 3.66/5)


29. Hitler Ra Yahudee by B.P Koirala published in 1958. (Ratings 3.74/5)


30. Modiaain by B.P Koirala published in 1980. (Ratings: 3.88/5)


31. Shwet Bhairabi by B.P Koirala published in 1983. (Ratings: 3.77/5)


32. Basaain by Lil Bahadur Chhetri published in 1957. (Ratings: 3.80/5)


33. Soch – Euta Aatmabishwas by Karna Shakya published in 2004. (Ratings: 3.64/5)


34. Aadha Baato by Krishna Dharawasi published in 2012. (Ratings: 3.80/5)


35. Mayur Times by Narayan Wagle published in2010. (Ratings 3.06/5)


36. Ghanachakkar by Sanjeev Uprety published in 2007. (Ratings: 3.64/5)


37. Monsoon by Subin Bhattarai published in 2016. (Ratings: 3.47/5)


38. Raktakunda by Krishna Abiral. (Ratings: 3.40/5)


39. Basanti by Diamond Shumsher Rana Published in 2011. (Ratings: 3.77/5)


40. Damini Bheer by Rajan Mukarung published in 2012. (Ratings: 3.71/5)


41. Khana Pugos, Dina Pugos by Rabindra Mishra published in 2012. (Ratings: 3.45/5)


42. Aaja Ramita Chha by Indra Bahadur Rai. (Ratings: 3.75/5)


43. Maha Ko Ma by Madan Krishna Shrestha. (Ratings: 3.79/5)


44. Karodaun Kasturi by Amar Neupane published in 2015. (Ratings: 3.76/5)


45. Sallipir by Nayanraj Pandey published in 2016. (Ratings: 3.56/5)


46. Karagaar by Banira Giri published in 1985. (Ratings: 3.61/5)


47. Khalangama Hamala by Radha Paudel published in 2013. (Ratings: 3.66/5)


48. Durbar Baahiraki Maharani by Nagendra Neupane. (Ratings: 3.95/5)


49. The Guru of Love by Samrat Upadhyay published in 2013. (Ratings: 3.28/5)


50. Tuin by Suresh Pranjali published in 2013. (Ratings 3.78/5)


51. Arresting God in Kathmandu by Samrat Upadhyay. (Ratings: 3.30/5)


52. Jiwan Kada ki Phool: This novel was written by Jhamak Kumari Ghimire and was published in 2010 A.D. This novel has an average rating of 3.84 out of 5.


This is what we got after researching the best Nepali novels and books. There are some more to be covered. However, the ratings depend upon our perceptions and way of thought. 


Which of the above ones have you already read? What other books are found to be missing in this list of best Nepali Novels? Please comment.


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