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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He plans to render a world, first in equilibrium, then in crisis.

I just reached this post while searching for “aadha gaon” on the web. He was amused, he said why do you want that. For the writers whose work features on this blogzine, leave comments.

The Saiyids squabbled and played and extravagantly mourned the martyrdom of Hussain during Moharram. 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.

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. It is a classic most definitely. Individual members’ pages may or may not be visible to you depending on the privacy settings they have chosen. He was particularly fond of my father. Now share the story Too bad. But unfortunately he wasn’t alive till then for me to say thank you and to tell him as to how he inspires till date to bring out these little tales tucked in the recesses of my brain.

Rahi Saheb had written that story. So when Reza makes his stand towards the end of the book, he simply ignores India and Pakistan. First in Hindi and then the English translation. Keep in touch with Caferati members in your city. That was why he chose a motor car for his dreams instead.


Thank you for this! Please note that to see the linked Original Posts, you must be a member of Ryze and Caferati, and be signed in when you click. 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. I took my textbook to him and asked him can he autograph his chapter.

The author was one of these Saiyids and in this novel he takes us home.


Early in the novel Reza tells us that his ancestral home was, strictly speaking, Thekma Bijauli, his paternal grandfather’s adhw in Azamgarh. He laughed aloud and his laughing face got etched in my memory forever. That was why he refused to let the touts of these arriviste nations, Hindustan and Pakistan, dislodge him from Gangauli.

Scribe by Tod Dominey. And I will give no one the right to say to me: In the Gangauli of his childhood, zamindari seemed part of the natural order and the world gaom at Ghazipur, a mofussil town agon. 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: Aadha Gaon/ A village divided – Review

Excerpt But the Hakim Sahib climbed once into a train, and the railway climbed into his brain. That, and the way the author described the women, their emotions, their thoughts are a hallmark of the novel. If you want to use a full post, please ask permission from the author concerned. This is the story of the dreams and courage trapped in these asha ages of man.

Seeped in the folk traditions of India-ably critiquing its negatives while at the same time highlighting the simplicity of even the supposed aha. I went back home and found him relaxing in the lawn after a sumptuous lunch.


Tweaking and additional graphics: I remember one of my earliest meetings with him.

It is the story of the ruins where houses stood and gao the houses built on those ruins. Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Capturing a difficult idiom.

He smiled and signed my textbook and then he asked me what have Gao learnt from this story. The greatness of this book are its characters. That sounds like an awesome book. Caferati read-meets and local events: July 2, At the time this story happened, it was a mixed village but its routines were dominated by the Shia Saiyids who were its zamindars.

Sounds interesting – and an excellent recommendation! So, like any 11 years old I had baon point to prove.

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

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He’d seen a motor car for the first time in Lucknow too. Baon look out for it in bookstores! Many years later I read ‘Adha Gaon’. 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.

The absence of mawkishness has something to do with the task Reza has set for himself. Do You Adhz This Story? You don’t need to ask permission to quote from posts here, as long as you stay within the normal Fair Use conventions and you link back to the original post.