Even though Kiran Desai's characters are 'fictional,' as she says, the way she has handled the Nepalese characters, and particularly her protagonist in Darjeeling and Kalimpong, gives her no right to ride rough-shod over the feelings of the people of Nepalese descent who are living in Gorkhaland (Darjeeling Hill Council). Instead of trying to build a bridge between the Bengalis and Gorkhalis, Desai has insulted the Gorkhalis. In London you get a Booker Prize for lack of intercultural competence.
The decade old war is over and the people of Nepal have rejoiced that peace has at last come upon this poverty-stricken and war-torn country in the Himalayas. Even though the Maoists haven't turned in all of their weapons, and the new government hasn't brought out plans to engage its restless youth and ex-freedom fighters, there is no way out except through peace, tolerance and respect towards each other.Gewalt erzeugt Gewalt. Aggression breeds aggression.
Travel and adventure poem
Fatal Decision is about the odessy of a young Nepalese girl who is bitten by a rabid dog in the hills of Nepal during the Dasain festival, and the deadly consequence. There are mad dogs roaming about in the countryside and the municipalities cannot control them. At night they fight against wild animals like jackals, that encroach the human settlements, resulting in the transmission of the deadly virus.