The story of the Jhola was written in Falgun, 2057 BS, and was first published in the Mainali Katha Sangraha by Nepal Rajkiya Sasthan. After an excellent critical reception “Jhola,” it was republished along with 11
additional stories in Jhola, a volume of short stories, in 2060 BS by Mr. Ashok Rai of Jhapa, Damak.


The story “Jhola” is written in a literary style that tries to recreate the flow of consciousness. The plot of the story begins with an old man leaving a bag for a night at the writer’s home. Due to the unstable political situation of the times, the writer searches the bag suspiciously only to find an old manuscript containing 11 short stories.