Prajwal Parajuly Prajwal Parajuly ? the son of an Indian father and a Nepalese mother ? divides his time between New York and Oxford, England, but disappears to Gangtok, his hometown in the Indian Himalayas, at every opportunity. Parts of The Gurkha?s Daughter: Stories were written while he was a writer-in-residence at Truman State University, in Kirksville, Missouri.