Initially, I was thinking to review this book in only one post,but as I am reading more and more,the way the characters are playing around and story is setting different interesting plot,it is unfair to do that.
First of all,I would start seeing this story from the perspective of the women,who is not into complaining nature for husband Bhupati for being completely immersed in work because Charu’s thirst for literature/studying keeps her upbeat to life and that’s why entry of third character Amal(brother-in-law) in her life who has same interest sows the seeds of relationship.
Somehow,I am not willing give any name to this relationship because the way Tagore has given the blossoming nature to this,free from obtaining any standing in each other’s lives, it is simply based on fascination of ploughing land of poetry. I would describe in my words,as the story progresses the playfulness increases reflects writer’s affinity towards when in relationship people look for one excitement after another based bearing each other’s tantrums, making deals,also how entry of third character Manda(charu’s sister-in law) adds more twist,it all established beautiful links to make a memory book.
In between all of this how secretly a nest was building both in charu’s and bhupati’s heart and how they felt that when it was broken via different life situations.
I am posting link to order this book either via kindle or paper.The sample of the book can be read via kindle before you order.
After hectic time of moving to new house,finally I have found time to write the second part of book review.So I have completed stories
1.Samaj ka Shikaar 2. Prem ka Mualaya 3. Nayi Roshini 4. Kanchan 5. Kabuliwala
6. Dhan ki bhet 7. Aparitchita 8. Ahgunthan 9. Antim Pyaar 10. Anmol Bhet 11.Anath
Not all stories have happy ending as we all look for but also some stories have just normal turn to end it means character got satisfied through journey ,which left me thinking was that supposed to be the end or may be, I should just understand the essence of whole writing ,the way at that time human understanding/society works and enjoy that.The last page of Dhan ki bhet was full of climax and shocking in the sense how the life came back to the character in respect of what misdeeds he did. Anmol bhet got me emotional in the sense how a father in repentance of losing his master’s son, came to the decision to give his own son to the master and left silently.
While reading Aparchita,the the middle part story has a big turn which empowered the character of daughter’s father at the sensitive moment of marriage,specially in the time when the story was written,followed by vivid imagination of lover using rain season,beautiful night time and lots more to cherish.There are lot of books by the author in English for that,I am posting some links to buy.
Enjoy the story world,it is really amazing to feel part of great writer’s work,also you connect with story but keeping the fact you need to enjoy maintaining a distance with it gives best of both world.
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I am so glad that I have finished some of the stories out of 21,so far I have read 10.No doubt, I am cherishing the book reading habit .Along with reading, brain’s switches on the ability to imagine like set up of the story environment,character,emotions,lots more etc.It took me some time to develop the flow of reading Hindi book after a long time.
The stories I have read.
1. Vida 2. Pinjar 3. Patni ka patr 4. Pashani 5. Khoya hua moti 6. Kavi ka hardaya
7. Kavi ki kavita 8. Yeh savtrantra 9. Seemant 10. Nayi Roshini
In summary definitely, I would say that writer made the most of attributes like full moon light,sunlight,took help of nature to describe romantic scenes which is worth reading it,beautiful work packed with colours of blissfulness.
Some stories has sad endings but still would recommend it because the way story begins and rides through defining the characters ,their journey of love,laughter,emotions gives very rich feeling of life.One story, when I was reading it ended in very unexpected surprisingly manner that was something a big turn for me but ultimately would say very entertaining overall. Just two stories out of 10 disappointed me .I didn’t understand what it was all about absolutely didn’t develop any sense but that is not stopping me at all ,can’t wait to read more.
There are some lines in one story which quite struck me, in Pashani story.In these lines explained how a situation of life divided the character Pashani in two equal parts(psychologically/mentally),just like a sharp tool made by a skilled tool-builder which can cut a person in two such equal parts i.e. hard to realise by a third person but when it is shaken it actually breaks into two parts.
All these stories can be read in English as well.
So in the end I am posting a trailer of TV series program ‘Stories by Rabindranath Tagore’ which I loved it and that kick started all.Enjoy
What I can say,I never knew that one day I would be able to sketch Krishna,my drawing was very average in school time and then after school never tried it.
Feel blessed upon mercy of Krishna.
Take care of me in loving manner then you have more control over me.
This wonderful quote, I realised today when I was talking to my son that immediately strike me its relation to mind. I simply said to my son “ask me nicely then you have more control over me”.
So take care of your mind in loving manner to deal with you in full harmony.
Tears are wet but tending to stop as well saying quietly fear always take back seat comparison to acceptance.
Eyes will keeping storing all types of memories but allow heart to open only cherished moments only.
World will enjoy serveral attempts asking to build,keeping proving,learn to be happy as well but the natrually happy soul never require to do so in abode.
One day when soul will tend to wrap up everything to begin the journey.
That day when all tears and memories will come under one roof in one colour,will not even whisper allowing soul to be the only speaker.
Every moment will be an excuse to laugh, no more wishes to seek heaven in any time frame to last.
If I hold myself then only I can walk.
If I listen then only I can laugh.
If I empty then only new memories can be welcomed.
If I forgive then only love can get more chance to happen.