no smoke from the chimneys four levels

No Smoke From The Chimneys (Dhunwa Niskadaina) Poem

No Smoke From The Chimneys Four Levels

Siddhicharan Shrestha No Smoke From The Chimneys writer
Siddhicharan Shrestha

No Smoke From The Chimneys Four Levels are:

Literal Comprehension

“No Smoke From The Chimneys” is a poem written by Nepali poet Siddhicharan Shrestha and translated by Michael Hutt. It is a metaphorical poem. In this poem, the writer compared a lady with death. In Nepal during the struggle for democracy, the poet has no time to wiping blood from the broken head so he says death do not call me, death does not call me. The poet disturbed by a woman (death) during the struggle for democracy where his people are fighting to be free canceling their meals.


Maybe this poem trying to tell us that the condition of Nepalese people in the Rana Regime. Nepalese people’s conditions, there was no education, no health care, only Rana’s children can study, the compelled living condition of ordinary people. Their expectation for democracy. It also interprets that women are the barrier, who disturbs doing works to their men.

Critical Thinking

My dissatisfaction’s to this poem are:

  • How can the poet compare a lady with death?
  • Is it possible for people doing struggle without having food?
  • Is not there a good lady in their society?
  • Is it possible to stop death by requesting?


When I read this poem it reminded me of my grandfather who was already told me about the Rana Regime.

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