For him Adha Gaon ” is the story of time passing through Gangauli. This is the story of the dreams and courage trapped in these changing. Adha Gaon. By Rahi Masoom Raza Tranlated to ‘A Village Divided ‘ by Gillian Wright. For Raza, Adha Gaon ”is the story of time passing through Gangauli. Originally published in Urdu as ‘Aadha Gaon’, A Village Divided is written by Dr Rahi Masoom Reza (better known as a script-writer, who also.

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This afha the story of the dreams and courage trapped in these changing ages of man. That, and the way the author described the women, their emotions, their thoughts are a hallmark of the novel.

Thank you for this! I will have to look for it. It is a classic most definitely. And I narrated the whole tale. Sounds interesting – and an excellent recommendation! Capturing a difficult idiom. The original is a masterpiece, a tour de force, layered, entertaining and insightful.

So, like any 11 years old I had a point to prove. Thank you Annie for making this book popular. Gon Saiyids squabbled and played and extravagantly mourned the martyrdom of Hussain during Moharram. In the Gangauli of his childhood, zamindari seemed part of the natural order and the world ended at Ghazipur, a mofussil town nearby. The author was one of these Saiyids and in this novel he takes us home.

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You don’t need to ask permission to quote from gain here, as long as you stay within the normal Fair Use conventions and you link back to the original post. When I mentioned at school that I am related to him and he is a guest at home these days, people didn’t believe it.


Excerpt But the Hakim Sahib climbed once into a train, and the railway climbed into his brain. The absence of mawkishness has something to do with the task Reza has set for himself. It is the story of the ruins where houses stood and of the houses built on those ruins. It is a story miraculously well told and wonderfully translated in which the vividness of a participant’s memories is disciplined by the impersonal authority of the chronicler.

Seeped in the folk traditions of India-ably critiquing its negatives while at the same time highlighting the simplicity of even the supposed crooks. Selected by Annie Zaidi He’d seen a motor car for the first time in Lucknow too.

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Has an especial poignancy for me personally, Annie! Tweaking and additional graphics: July 2, He gaoh amused, he said why do you want that. Now share the story Too bad. Individual members’ pages may or may not be visible to you depending on the privacy settings they have chosen. All posts are the intellectual property of the original authors, and are reproduced here with permission.

It gao reached the stage where, when he dreamed of what his son would do when he’d finished his studies, he decided that first Saddan would become a thanedar because by the grace of God, there was a great deal of extra income in running a police stationand then, when Saddan’s income had grown sufficiently large, gxon would buy a train.

The precise understanding of complex situations by seemingly simple and innocent village folks.


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For the writers whose work features on this blogzine, leave comments. But he had never been there so he couldn’t think of it as home because a place becomes home through the passing of time, a developing of affection and familiarity.

And I will give no one the acha to say to me: We’d love to hear from you, and get to know you. At the time this story happened, it was a mixed village but its routines were dominated by the Shia Saiyids who were its zamindars. Great novels – and this is a great novel – don’t traffic in predictable misery. Caferati read-meets and local events: Only it didn’t follow.

I was, I guess, in the sixth grade. Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. I remember one of my earliest meetings with him.

This dream of the Hakim Sahib didn’t last long, however, as a train would have needed acres of land for its stable. That was why he refused to let the touts of these arriviste nations, Hindustan and Pakistan, dislodge him from Gangauli.

Book review: Rahi Masoom Reza’s ‘The Feuding Families of Village Gangauli’

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I’ve lived in UP, I know those places, I know the people Early in the novel Reza tells us that his ancestral home was, strictly speaking, Thekma Bijauli, his paternal grandfather’s village in Azamgarh. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments.