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Makaiko Kheti

मकैको खेती
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Language : Nepali
Published: 2012

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मकैको खेती सुव्वा कृष्णलाल अधिकारी द्वारा लिखित नेपाली खेती किसानी संबन्धित पुस्तक हो। वि.सं. १९४४ माघ २४ गते हालको रामेछाप जिल्लाको कठजोर तिल्पुङ गाउँमा जन्मेका सुव्वा कृष्णलाल अधिकारी लाई नेपालका प्रथम साहित्यिक/भाषिक शहीद पनि भनिन्छ ।

Makaiko Kheti  is a 1920 lost literary work by Krishna Lal Adhikari. Adhikari had been inspired to write a book about maize cultivation after reading an Indian book that a friend had given him. With permission from Nepali Bhasha Prakashini Samiti, the book was released in July 1920, with 1,000 copies being printed. Detractors accused the book of containing double entendres which purportedly attacked the Rana dynasty that had ruled over the Kingdom of Nepal since 1846. Adhikari was sentenced to nine years in prison, where he died.