Pagal Basti (Nepali: पागल बस्ती, lit. ‘Lunatics’ Settlement’) is a 1991 Nepalese novel written by Saru Bhakta. It was published in 1991 by Sajha Prakashan. It won Nepal’s foremost literary award, Madan Puraskar.
The story starts with narrator’s journey to Ghandruk. Martha, the protagonist, is a teacher in Prithivi Narayan Campus. In her journey along with some other writers, she talks about Pashchimanchal Campus, a popular engineering college. The book is written in a simple language. However, the prose can be difficult to understand.