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Ghale's Fugitive Wife: A Story of the Nepali Highway

Ghale's Fugitive Wife: A Story of the Nepali Highway P E T E R J . K A R T H A K The winter chill of this first week of February 1976 is everywhere in Nepal. It is seven thirty in the morning, and I feel the cold even here--the eastern banks of the Narayani River, barely two hundred meters above sea level-- as I wait for the ferry to take me across. But the air already foretells the tropical heat and humidity that will descend in a couple of hours, when the hot sun pierces the thick mist and blazes with vengeance. I arrived half an hour ago, after my Land Rover broke down. Now I have to hitchhike my way to the British camp at Barghat, which means throughout the day I will be in the hazy furnace of this highway. I will spend a week in Barghat, which is situated between Narayangarh and Butwal, dispatching construction materials, plants, and equipment to the project site at Bharatpur. The goods comprise iron rods, cement bags, wire nets, and steel frames, as well as some forklifts, dump trucks, and theodolites. I will also dispatch Land Rovers, crushing plants, and corrugated sheets. I am a young Nepali http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Manoa University of Hawai'I Press

Ghale's Fugitive Wife: A Story of the Nepali Highway

Manoa , Volume 13 (2) – Oct 1, 2001

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P E T E R J . K A R T H A K The winter chill of this first week of February 1976 is everywhere in Nepal. It is seven thirty in the morning, and I feel the cold even here--the eastern banks of the Narayani River, barely two hundred meters above sea level-- as I wait for the ferry to take me across. But the air already foretells the tropical heat and humidity that will descend in a couple of hours, when the hot sun pierces the thick mist and blazes with vengeance. I arrived half an hour ago, after my Land Rover broke down. Now I have to hitchhike my way to the British camp at Barghat, which means throughout the day I will be in the hazy furnace of this highway. I will spend a week in Barghat, which is situated between Narayangarh and Butwal, dispatching construction materials, plants, and equipment to the project site at Bharatpur. The goods comprise iron rods, cement bags, wire nets, and steel frames, as well as some forklifts, dump trucks, and theodolites. I will also dispatch Land Rovers, crushing plants, and corrugated sheets. I am a young Nepali

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Published: Oct 1, 2001

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