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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The absence of mawkishness has something to do with the task Reza has set for himself. Join up for read-meets in these cities: Keep in touch with Caferati members faon your city. I was, I guess, in the sixth grade.

Sounds interesting – and an excellent recommendation! Rahi Masoom Reza was a distant granduncle of mine. So, like any 11 years old I had a point to prove.

And I narrated the whole tale. The greatness of this book are its characters. Thank you Annie for making this book popular. If you want to use a full post, please ask permission from the author concerned.

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

Adga 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. Many years later I read ‘Adha Gaon’. I will have to look for it. The novel opens in the autobiographical first person and then switches interestingly to a third person narrative which flits impartially from one character to the next in a cast so large that it’s impossible to keep track of everyone.


It is a classic most definitely. I will not go. The Saiyids squabbled and played and extravagantly mourned the martyrdom of Hussain during Moharram. Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new Gson Today app. Individual members’ pages may or may not be visible to you depending on the privacy settings they have chosen. He qdha to render a world, first in equilibrium, then in crisis.

I was dissappointed with Gillian Wright’s translation.

caferati: Aadha Gaon/ A village divided – Review

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Great novels – and this is gao great novel – don’t traffic in predictable misery. That was why he refused to let the touts of these arriviste nations, Hindustan and Pakistan, dislodge him from Gangauli.


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Only it didn’t follow. To contact Caferati’s editors, please write to editors at caferati dot com. Selected by Annie Zaidi Tweaking and additional graphics: However, I feel that the English translation stunts its stature. July 2, 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.

That sounds like an awesome book. Caferati read-meets and local events: This dream of the Hakim Sahib didn’t last long, however, as a train would have needed acres of land for its stable. He was amused, he said why do you want that.

Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments. The precise understanding of complex situations by seemingly simple and innocent village folks.