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Bhisham Sahni and his true landscape description of the society, gives us another piece of excellent writing. His keen sense of finding a story in the obvious reminds me of the serials Hum Log and Nukkad from the 80s. On a daily basis we see our housemaids working, but what we fail to observe is the complexity of their lives. Whether her parents love her, whether her husbands wants and treasures her, how does she live, does she have a roof on her head, how she manages her ends in a city where yo...more
Bhisham Sahni (भीष्म साहनी) was a hindi writer, playwright, and actor, most famous for his novel and television screenplay Tamas ("Darkness"), a powerful and passionate account of the Partition of India. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan for literature in 1998, and Sahitya Akademi Fellowship in 2002.More about Bhisham Sahni...