N though its 5050 I read Nirmala s Urdu version years agoI still remember how sad and poignant it wasIt is the tale of a young woman s ndless trials and tribulations in pre partition IndiaThe story of misfortune piled on misfortunethe murder of her fatherbeing married off to an older man for want of dowry and the subseuent troubles she Vermeer to Eternity encounters is masterfully told Indeed the first psychological novel in Hindi literature It opened a newra
#IN HINDI LITERATURE A MUST READ #Hindi literature A must read any Hindi literature student Nirmala It was my first Heaven to Betsy encounter with a Hindi Novel and what a pleasure it was The story broadly based on the life of an Indian village girl viz Nirmala who is forcibly married to anlderly man almost her father s age due to the untimely death of her father Besides an inability to pay for her dowry The story proceeds with Nirmala mired in the household with the man his three sons and his widowed sister Besides the overall tragic underpinning there are flickers of hope for the protagonist during some period of her life but it So B. It ends on a tragic notePremchand in this novel has done away with jargon and has concentrated only on characters His subtle humor is hard to miss not to mention his analogies His depiction of India of anra not so long agoor perhaps still prevalent in some parts is uite genuine indeed Of course perhaps it was meant to be a tragedy hence he has gone into Cabaret exaggeration of thevents but well within the scope of his literary licenceOverall a must read specially for those who want to battle it out reading Hindi literature Munshiji Rocks Rich in conversations this book is anti cliche1 In arranging a girl s marriage dowry is not the biggest #problem2 there is no friction between sauteli maa #There is no friction between Sauteli Maa Albeit over abundance of loveIn spite of this it is a depressing tale of young and mature Nirmala who is married to an immature old man double her age with 3 sonsAnd it has far twists and turns than anticipated A gripping page turner Very interesting story Premchand attacks the dowry system through this tale of a girl who is married to a man of her father s age after her father is murdered What follows is a bleak narrative of her suffering as she struggles to overcome this hurdle for the rest of her life Read this book for the first time during my college days just in time before the xams for which this was the suggested proseThe ffect or impact is the same ven after so many years Really a masterpiece from Munshi Premchand A must read when one starts reading Hindi LiteratureI highly recommend this great book to all those looking to read a masterpiece in Hindi Kindly note that the language is very pure sometimes complicated but the plot is simple straight forward which makes up for the formerNow a review of the plot of this novel War. The lovers of Indian culture and history and possibly of the history of women's rights About the Author Shatranj ke Khiladi is a story about two aristocrats Mirza Sajjad Ali and Mir Roshan Ali living in the kingdom of Avadh during the times of British Raj Both of them are careless towards their duties and spend their days playing chess which ultimately destroys them. ,
The ponymous Nirmala of Munshi Premchand s novel is when the story begins #a girl of fifteen the ldest daughter of a fairly prosperous lawyer Nirmala #girl of fifteen the ldest daughter of a fairly prosperous lawyer Nirmala parents have found a match for her a young man from a wealthy family Besides the fact that the prospective groom is very ligible what makes the
match ven attractive is that the family has said they want no dowry their only reuest is that the baaraateven attractive is that the family has said they want no dowry their only reuest is that the baaraat looked after well This not an outright demand for dowry but a definite assertion of authority of showing that the groom s people have the right to command the bride s people is the start of a chain of vents that will have far reaching tragic conseuences Because Nirmala s father in his Dance Real Slow effort to leave no stone unturned when it comes to hospitality far surpasses his budget and as a result has a uarrel with his wife who advises caution The uarrel makes him leave home in a huff one night Hends up bumping into a criminal whom he had got convicted who had threatened to have his revenge and who now kills Nirmala s father Suddenly things fall apart Since Nirmala s mother is unable to afford a lavish wedding and the dowry which had been The Art of Memoir expectedven if it had not been asked for the prospective in laws call off the wedding Nirmala s mother desperate to get Nirmala married searches about for other grooms and finally settles on Totaram a widowed lawyer with three sons the The Day Christ Was Born: The True Account of the First 24 Hours of Jesus's Life eldest of whom Mansaram is a year older than Nirmala And with Nirmala s marriage to Totaram begins the tale of her woe the story of how a bright beautiful girl is reduced to despair Of how Totaram begins to suspect the relationship between Nirmala and Mansaram and how that suspicion fuels othermotions all snowballing into disaster Nirmala is first and foremost a hard hitting commentary on two social ills that plagued Premchand s India dowry which is still as prevalent as it was back then and the practice of marrying off young girls to much older men All that befalls Nirmala and her family her husband his sons the daughter who is born to Nirmala and Totaram can ultimately be traced to the xtremely ill matched marriage of Nirmala and Totaram The social relevance of the novel notwithstanding this is a fine work of literature in itself The plot is good and it s interesting to see the way Premchand weaves the story so that one thing leads to another one action Totaram s marrying Nirmala leads to tragedy ven several years later The writing is crisp lucid And the characters are memorable three dimensional interesting people none of them completely black or white but many shades of grey These are people with strengths and weaknesses people who can be affectionate and kind but also jealous suspicious selfish people with very human frailties Nirmala herself while being the good patient long suf. Nirmala first published in 1928 is a moving tale of a fifteen year old whose life is bartered by the very hands of destiny when she is made to marry an lderly widower a matchless match Premchand presents a nuanced mockery of the institution of marriage and that of the patriarchal society with a high degree of reformist outline Nirmala ntirely deals with the life an. Fering heroine literally pure has her fair share of weaknesses makes her share of mistakes An PostgreSQL Server Programming - Second Edition excellent book and highly recommended Written inarly 90s this story is about Nirmala who is married off at a young age to an Integrity Restored: Helping Catholic Families Win the Battle Against Pornography elderly man and how she suffers till her death for no fault of hers This story showsverything that was wrong with Indian society back in
old times andtimes and of which still are seen here and there around usThe plight of girls in the society blaming them for all bad that occurs dowry system male domination in families and how man reacts without thinking of conseuences of his actions is so painfully shown here By the time you reach the nd you feel really sorry for Nirmals but also kinda lucky for not having been born then yourselfI read the English translation but undoubtedly the only reading it in Hindi can do justice to this piece of literature 45 starsPremchand did it again this book reminded me why he is my fav This is journey of Nirmala the way she slowly grows up matures and understand the ways of worldThis story is an an attack on all the problems faced by women of that time some of them are still relevant today but not in a preachy way It does have a social message but #Not Of A Feminist #of a feminist and only if you are looking for itThe story is about ordinary people people you can find all around you these people are not black or white you can t categorize them as good or bad they are just people who did some good stuff and some bad The story is all about how circumstance change people how they react and what they become in different situations it reflects complex human motions hard to decipher and ven harder to understandThis is a very tragic book but it never became boring conversations are real page turner and also have amazing character developmentThanks Gorab and Arpit for buddy read What I always thought and have observed from any writings of Munshi Premchand is that he was too far advanced from his fellow writers Its not only about this book but considering any of his works Importance of Education social behaviour societal courtesy these are among few matters that he xplained very well in his most of the works which were not so common in his raNirmala is a story of a female from her mid teenage to her arly twenties Story of a naive girl to a distressed matured socially detached and forcefully responsible woman who seems to have The Road From Home: The Story Of An Armenian Girl everything but lacksverything that she actually needed Hard to say after reading this that no one can understand women so Exile and Pilgrim easily coz Premchand did Every singlemotion of a girl from her child like age to her becoming of woman age has been depicted very deeply and preciselyPremchand did so well with this work of his and I loved it with very motion of mineFor me its than what I have give. D activities of Nirmala Nirmala as the protagonist and as the victim conveys some sensitive issues which leave the readers choked under the burden of the tragedy It documents a change that was occurring in the arlier part of the 1900's and is an introduction of the history of women's rights and the status of women in Indian culture It will be of special interest for.