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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24  ·  rating details  ·  125 ratings  ·  11 reviews
a Philosophical Novel
Published 2008 by Rajkamal Prakashan
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Tanuj Solanki
Disclaimer: This review was written before discovering Shrilal Shukl, and is basically a venting out of some frustation, one that came from reading a total dud that many tout as a masterpiece. Hindi literature is not as devastated as I seem to say here. The review has been transported here because two versions of the book seem to be doing the rounds on GR.

Central Idea: A man does not do a saintly act, nor does he commit sin; a man just does what he has to do.

Plot: Two students, keen to understan
Sushant Jha
A marvellous book by Bhagwati Charan Verma which deals with the concept of sin and virtue and ultimately comes to the conclusion tha neither sin nor virtue exists in this world; it is the perspecitve with which we analyse the situation.
Anand Krishna
What is sin and what is merit, what is good and what is bad? Ultimately, it comes to what is rightful to do at a given time and what is not. This book i read when i was in Std. 8 remains one of my favorite books.
Humayun Pervaiz
Wakai, Gunah ae Sawab jo Falsafo chaa aahe, hee Novel unji bharpur akaasi kare tho.
Jivan ji lorh, bhaj-dduk, musalsal jidojehd ae poe dighee saant- hae! kedo na wannandrr chakarviyoo ahe.. Hee insan b na kedo laachar ahe- Kath'putlee jiyaa haaltun je ishaare te hale tho..
Haa, Akhtyaar zarur aahe, par Aqul te b kehro Wishwaas- kadehn Pher khae, kadehn Therr khae..
Dilchaspi ae Aanand ta fakat inhi me ee aahe, jo Man ji Sachai saa kyo wanje, chaahe Galat ya Sahee; kehro Faraq tho pawe..
Ravinder Singh Dhull
Jan 18, 2015 Ravinder Singh Dhull rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: All friends
An amazing and flawless book which takes reader into deep inside of the society drama of sin. There is nothing like sin and this is the main plot of the book where the reader is already wondering that the definition of sin varies from person to person and has nothing to do with actual existence of anything named "sin"
Reading the Nepali version .. Translated by :Tarini Prasad Koirala..

i would say a good translation...
Philosophy about life, love, and sin.
Really a good read..
Pawan Mishra
Love is all about Sacrifice and acceptance.
Manish Pandey
Superbly written. It isn't the novel to tell you a story but urge you to think youself about the philosophy of life, about good and bad, about sin and virtue.The author concludes that there is nothing like sin or virtue, human being is slave of circumstances created by time. I put this book in must read category.
Anuradha Goyal
Must read to understand the world of those who stay in world and enjoy and those who renounce everything. Detailed Review here:
I read it in 5-6 hours in a train journey recently.
Just wow!
At par with Herman Hesse's Siddhartha: search for sin and truth.

A must read.
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