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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If you want to use a full post, please ask permission from the author concerned. The Saiyids squabbled and played and extravagantly mourned the martyrdom of Hussain during Moharram. The greatest crisis of all was Partition, and as it approached in the book I braced myself for the pathos that I knew would surely follow.

All posts are the intellectual property of the original authors, and are reproduced here with permission. Tweaking and additional graphics: Shall look out for it in bookstores! I just reached this post while searching for “aadha gaon” on the web.

I will not go. Nationalism, an ideology that allowed its adherents to feel proprietorial or hostile about places they had never seen and towards people they had never met, was from the point of view of Gangauli’s natives, insane.

I scratched my head and said, ‘you don’t have to be big to do big things! 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.


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He was particularly fond of my father. It is a mistake even to try to do this because the author doesn’t intend to let his readers get involved with the characters’ individual destinies. The author was one of these Saiyids and in this novel he takes us home. I remember one of my earliest meetings with him.

He was amused, he said why do you want that. And I narrated the whole tale. And I will give no one the right to say to me: It is the story of the ruins where houses stood and of the houses built on those ruins.

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The greatness of this book are its characters. Has an especial poignancy for me personally, Annie! It even 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, he would buy a train.

Caferati read-meets and local events: So when Reza makes his stand towards the end of the book, he simply ignores India and Pakistan. It is a classic most definitely. Only it didn’t follow. Adha Gaon doesn’t wallow in the troubles of Muslims left marooned by the Partition. He laughed aloud and his laughing face got etched in my gxon forever.

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At the time this story happened, it was a mixed village but its routines were dominated by the Shia Saiyids who were gson zamindars. He plans to render a world, first in equilibrium, then in crisis. Rahi Masoom Reza was a distant granduncle of mine. That was why he chose a motor car for his dreams instead.


A collaboration over too much coffee. Early in the novel Reza tells us that his ancestral home was, strictly speaking, Thekma Bijauli, his paternal grandfather’s village in Azamgarh.

I took my textbook to him and asked him can he autograph his chapter. Thank you for this! This is the story of the dreams and courage trapped in these changing ages of man.

Excerpt But the Hakim Sahib climbed once into a train, and the railway climbed into his brain. So to him home was Gangauli. Rahi Saheb had written that story. July 2, I went back home and found him relaxing in the lawn after a sumptuous lunch.

That, and the way the author described the women, their emotions, their thoughts are a hallmark of the novel. Sounds interesting – and an excellent recommendation!

I was, Adhha guess, in the sixth grade. The precise understanding of complex situations by seemingly simple and innocent village folks. The absence of mawkishness has something to do with the task Reza has set for himself. Capturing a difficult idiom.

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