SL Bhyrappa’s Gruhabhanga (गृहभंग) – The Tale of a Woman’s Struggle against Poverty & Plague in pre-Independence Mysore

Bhyrappa’s semi-autographical masterpiece, Gruhabhanga, was published in 1970. In scope of its tragedy, and depth of the characters, the novel is perhaps unsurpassed in modern Indian literature. Gruhabhanga is the story of the heroic struggle of a woman, Nanjamma, who refused to give up in face of adversity and apathy. She battled against poverty, epidemic,…

भगवतीचरण वर्मा की प्रतिनिधि लघु कहानियाँ – चित्रलेखा और कबरी बिल्ली के प्रणेता

प्रेमचंद की बोलचाल वाली उर्दूयुक्त हिन्दी के युग में संस्कृतनिष्ठ,इतिहासपरक चित्रलेखा लिखने का साहस प्रदर्शित करने वाले भगवतीचरण वर्मा हिन्दी साहित्य के एक स्तम्भ रहे हैं । 1934 में लिखे गए चित्रलेखा ने उन्हें अमर ख्याति प्रदान की ।  ‘भूले बिसरे चित्र’ ने उन्हें साहित्य अकादमी अवार्ड दिलवाया । साल 1971 में वे पद्म भूषण…

SREE IYER’s WHO PAINTED MY MONEY WHITE? – Subramanian Swamy Unplugged!

Sree Iyer might be a gossipmonger-cum-conspiracy theorist but not everything that he hints at or alleges in “Who Painted My Money White?” is a result of the flight of his fancy. His revelations and innuendos regarding ISI’s three-pronged strategy of weakening India through  fake currency racket, drug trade and love jihad are rooted in reality….

Women & Men in Khushwant Singh’s Life

The words of good authors speak to their readers, and keep doing so for ages. Khushwant Singh was not merely a good writer. He was the Chronicler of Indian Nonsense, which he embedded into the Indian essence while recording his thoughts, drawing his caricatures and pen-portraits, writing his stories and columns. The secret of his…

H. Hawksley’s Dragon Fire – China & Pakistan Gang-up Against India

Humphrey Hawksley’s novel was published in the year 2000 in the immediate aftermath of the nuclear tests by India and Pakistan, and then the subsequent Kargil War. The subcontinent was then considered as the ‘most dangerous place on earth’. Twenty years later, his doomsday scenario holds more relevant and closer to realization that ever before….

JOYCE CAROL OATES’ RAPE: A Love Story –The Question of Life After Rape

Amerigo Bonasera wanted his daughter’s rapists to be killed. His faith in the American justice lay shattered after the judge had allowed them to walk free by giving suspended sentences. The great Don Vito Corleone refused to entertain Bonasera’s request saying what he desired was not justice since his daughter still lived. “Make them suffer,…

नीलोत्पल मृणाल कृत डार्क हॉर्स- कहानी ऑफ ए बिहारी बेचलर ऑफ मुखर्जी नगर

(बेचलर ही क्यूँ, कई मास्टर,एम फिल और पीएचडी भी होंगे। ऑफ इसलिए कि विषय मुखर्जी नगर ही है ) इंजीनियर या डाक्टर बनकर आप अपना करियर बना सकते हैं । पर यदि आईएएस बन गए तो समझो आपकी तीन पुस्तें तर गईं । अगली तीन से लेकर सात पीढ़ियों को वैतरणी पार कराने का मोह…