मधुशाला (श्रद्धांजलि संस्करण) (Madhushala)
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मधुशाला (श्रद्धांजलि संस्करण) (Madhushala)

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मधुशाला कवि हरिवंश राय बच्चन का अनुपम कविता संग्रह है।

Harivansh "Bachchan" Shrivastav is best known for his early lyric poems Madhushala (मधुशाला) (The House of Wine), first published in 1935, social unity was the running theme of his greatest poetry collection. Madhushala brought instant fame. It whipped up a literary frenzy when he recited it to huge audiences. It has be...more
Paperback, 75th Anniversary , 145 pages
Published 2008 by Hind Pocket Books (first published 1935)
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"मधुशाला" मेरे लिए पहेली हिन्दी साहित्यका काव्य हें । में ने एक हि वार में इसको दो ती बार तो पढलिया । इस कविताका शब्दछनोट बहुत हि सुन्दर और उदाहरणीय हें । मात्र हिन्दीको नहिं सम्पूर्ण भारतीयभाषा की आधुनिक साहित्यके लिए एक महत्त्वपूर्ण कृति हें । पढ ते समय में बहुत आन्न्द आती हें । हरको होको यह एक वार तो पढ लेने चाहिये ।
Milan Zaveri
Madhushala is an abstraction of anything and everything you 'wish'. It is what you wanna be, where you wanna be. And it has it's elements, which have their own characters. The book, after 80 years of it's conception, holds true to me, and very many people who, in all their remaining capacities, are seeking for a refuge from all that the world represents. People have had millions of interpretations of this book, all of them true to the person. This book creates a world of like minded people, who...more
the internal churning is best captured in the following lines from Madhushala!!

मधुर भावनाओं की सुमधुर नित्य बनाता हूँ हाला,
भरता हूँ इस मधु से अपने अंतर का प्यासा प्याला,
उठा कल्पना के हाथों से स्वयं उसे पी जाता हूँ,
अपने ही में हूँ मैं साकी, पीनेवाला, मधुशाला।।५।

चलने ही चलने में कितना जीवन, हाय, बिता डाला!
'दूर अभी है', पर, कहता है हर पथ बतलानेवाला,
हिम्मत है न बढूँ आगे को साहस है न फिरुँ पीछे,
किंकर्तव्यविमूढ़ मुझे कर दूर खड़ी है मधुशाला।।७।
भावुकता अंगुर लता से
खींच कल्पना की हाला
कवि साकी बन कर आया है
भर कर कविता का प्याला

कभी न कण भर खाली होगा
लाख पीयें दो लाख पीयें
पाठक गण हैं पीने वाले
पुस्कत मेरी मधुशाला

An excellent book portraying wine symbolically as a unifying force of the society. Note that the book doesn't provoke to drink or to get addicted.
Ambar Parashar
Harivanshrai Bachchanji was among d best Hindi poets.He have written many books including- novels,biography,autobiographies and poems. Madhushala is probably his best known work.Its written in form of quartets(poem consisting of 4 lines),madhushala is collection of his poems.A superb collection of poems which is connected with our lives.Number of people often say that it just about liquor(as madhushala in English means- or place where one drinks and get liquor);its totally wrong as through his p...more
Ankur Pandey
These two lines of the book themselves say about the book.

मेरे साकी में सबने अपना प्यारा साकी देखा,
जिसकी जैसी रुचि थी उसने वैसी देखी मधुशाला।।१३१।
(Everybody understands it in the way that interests them).

कभी न कण-भर खाली होगा लाख पिएँ, दो लाख पिएँ!
पाठकगण हैं पीनेवाले, पुस्तक मेरी मधुशाला।।४।
(Irrespective of how many people consume it, its quality will not deteriorate).

A must read for all ages.
Harsh Ranka
One of the best Hindi poetry I have ever read. I will say that u will read the book less & sing the poetry more. Each & every line touches the deep botton of your heart and makes you feel so good so merry & 'Madhushala' at the end of each verse is beautiful. You will literally celebrate this book rather than enjoying it...!! JUST LOVE IT!! LOVE IT SO MUCH
Madiraley jaane ko ghar se..
chalta hai peene wala..
kis path pe jaun asmanjas mei wo hai bhola bhala..
alag alag path batlaate sab..mai toh ye batlata hu...
raah pakad tu ek , chala chal, pa jayega Madhushala...
bhaag bhosdi ke sirf saale chutiao ki tarah gol gol ghumata hai saale. padhne ke liye kuchh nahi................................................
Sandeep Bhalla
It has no parallel in poetry. A philosophy of life style of common people. A serious talk beneath ethereal humor.
Nandhini Narayanan
The only thing I have to say as regards to Madhushala is "This wine is really addictive."
binding different religions together in true means...marvellous!
Piush Kumar
I found the whole universe in this book.
For a change, I picked this up as it has rave reviews and I personally like Harivansh bachchan's work.
So yeah. Understood only 3/4th of it because of the Hindi which is both, embarrassing and motivating to explore Hindi more.
As of the book- short novella that contains poetry based upon madhushala (bar, so to say). The beauty lies in its vagueness. You can interpret it in so many different ways. He's also touched some social aspects for eg "mandir masjid alag karate ek karati madhushala'.
So ye...more
Ravikant Dipake
Harivansh Rai Bachchan
मधुशाला के मधुबन मे विविध रस के मधुर भंडार यह नायाब कवि है। जिन्हे वर्तमान और भूतकाल का झाकतहुवा प्रदर्शन किया
मै यह सुनिछित करता हु की यह एक सबकी जीवन की भूतकाल मेल खेती है तथा इसके सुन्दरतको सब अपनी अपनी तरहसे एक विशेश रूप से
भा लेती है
यह मेरी पहली हिंदी साहित्य पर किताब थी इसी से मुझे हिंदी साहित्य के प्रति प्रेम और लगाव उत्तपन किया।
यह कामना करता हु की आप भी इसे एक बार आवश्य पढ़े।

Suraj Deodhe
The mind has been blown.
The poetry in Madhushala is abstract and down-to-earth at the same time. Madhushala and saki represent a range of things in this poetry. The lines flow easily and ideally it is something to read out aloud with a bunch of friends while having a few drinks.
Swagatika Mohapatra
Sep 21, 2013 Swagatika Mohapatra rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
A literary masterpiece which defends for self in Hindi literature. U can eat, drink, sleep and live with "Bachchan Madhushala". I recommend it to everybody. of course to those who can engulf the rich and plentise hindi literature.
Ram Sahu
Jul 25, 2014 Ram Sahu marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Really a gem of a collection of verses which one needs to dive into multiple times and enjoy its beauty !
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Simply entertaining and meaningful at the same time. It's all about the goodness of the Madhushala i.e. drinking bar. Really liked it.
Claire S
Will read the english translation portion sooner, hopefully eventually all of it in its original language!
A view of world by a non-alcoholic through the Alcohol is just kicking enough to read it again and again !!
Ankush Agarwal
except for the overkill sometimes, the hidden meanings of the madhushala were really impressive.
This is worst book i ever read. Highly overrated. 'Tukbandi' is the only thing prevalent in this.
Laxmi Shahi
the 1st book i read. I had read the in my school days.... even today i love to read it....
Dec 30, 2013 Pallavi marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Born in a Srivastava Kayastha family, in the village of Babupatti (Raniganj) in the district of Pratapgarh, U.P. near Allahabad in the United Provinces (modern Uttar Pradesh). He was the eldest son of Pratap Narayan Shrivastav and Saraswati Devi. He was called bachchan (meaning 'child-like') at home. He received his formal schooling in a municipal school and followed the family tradition of attend...more
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