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Baba Batesharnath

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Paperback, 118 pages
Published 2006 by Rajkamal Prakashan
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Tanuj Solanki
Feb 13, 2013 Tanuj Solanki rated it it was ok
Shelves: borrowed, hindi, india
From Pastoral to Political

One more Hindi novel goes waste in trying to proselytize, in trying to turn itself into an idealism.

Three young men sleep under a hundred year old banyan tree, and the tree manifests as a humanoid in the dream of one. It goes on to enumerate the history of the listener's family, conjoining it with the history of the village. 19th century pastoral life in what is today's northern Bihar, rife with superstitions and calamity, is evoked. Feudalism is bashed. Even Hindu trad
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Jan 13, 2016 Harshit Gupta rated it really liked it
Shelves: hindi, fiction, india
It was a different kind of book. It's almost a fairy tale in some ways, and yet it talks about the society as if it's a social book, which it actually is. There is not so much story, and it gets a little preachy in a few places, but still a good book that gives you some good idea of history, some that isn't written as history.
Ravi Jha
Apr 26, 2013 Ravi Jha rated it really liked it
Shelves: hindi
baba batesharnath is an old bargad (banyan) tree which tells the story of a village, its people, their life, their history in a very touching manner. A nice read.
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He was one of the most influential poet of Maithili and Hindi. Besides poems, he also wrote a number of short stories, novels and travelogues. He was awarded with Sahitya Academy Award for his book "Patarheen Nagna Gach". He received Sahitya Academy Fellowship for lifetime achievement which is the highest literary award of India.

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