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महाभोज – मन्नू भंडारी मन्नू भंडारी का महाभोज उपन्यास इस धारणा को तोड़ता है कि महिलाएं या तो घर-परिवार के बारे में लिखती हैं, या अपनी भावनाओं की दुनिया में ही जीती-मरती हैं! महाभोज विद्रोह का राजनैतिक उपन्यास है! जनतंत्र में साधारण जन की जगह कहाँ है? राजनीति और नौकरशाही के सूत्रधारों ने सारे ताने-बाने को इस तरह उलझा दिया है कि वह जनता को फांसने और घोटने का जाल बनकर रह गया ह ...more
Hardcover, 168 pages
Published 1979 by Radhakrishna Prakashan
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Gorab Jain
Jan 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
After relishing 'Aapka Bunty', 'Bina Diwaro Ke Ghar' and a few short stories by Mannu ji, I picked this one while in the mood for reading some more on strained family relations.
The blurb warned of something unexpected -
"मन्नू भंडारी का महाभोज उपन्यास इस धारणा को तोड़ता है कि महिलाएं या तो घर-परिवार के बारे में लिखती हैं, या अपनी भावनाओं की दुनिया में ही जीती-मरती हैं!"

And this political thriller turned out to be such a pleasant surprise. This got me hooked from the first page and there wasn't a
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Deepak Rao
Jul 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Mahabhoj by Mannu Bhandari is a must read for all those who're interested in reading meaningful Hindi literature. Replete with deep emotions,sarcasm, and symbolism this novel is a commentary on Indian politics devoid of values,principles and direction...One of the finest books I've ever read..
Aniket Mahajani
Mar 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: hindi
Mahabhoj is a novella based on rural politics in India. Conditions prescribed in book belongs to 80s, you will still observe a lot of relevance to this day, hence you develop interest in reading it till end. Language of the novel is also very attractive & keeps reader enticed. ...more
Ankita Jain
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
इस किताब के कथानक, शैली आदि के अलावा मुझे दो अन्य बातों ने अधिक ख़ुशी पहुँचाई। एक तो यह किताब उन कई सारे "स्ट्रेटेजिक" तमगों का खंडन करती है कि स्त्रियाँ सिर्फ गृहस्थी का रुदन, देह का क्लेश या प्रेम ही लिखती हैं।

ऐसे में यह उपन्यास उस समय लिखा गया जब हालात आज की अपेक्षा स्त्रियों के लिए थोड़े और कठिन थे।

दूसरा इस पर बड़े अक्षरों में लिखा "डेढ़ लाख से अधिक प्रतियाँ बिकीं"। आज जहाँ चंद हज़ार के बाद ही बेस्टसेलर हवा में इतने ऊँचे उठ जाते हैं कि आपकी पहुँच से भी बाहर हों वहाँ पहले से ही एक नहीं अनेक
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Sahir D'souza.
The first sentence of this book is 'Laavaaris laash ko giddh noch-nochkar kha jaatay hain'. Awesome!!!!!!! (Translation: 'Vultures feast bit by bit on unclaimed bodies'.) This book is a 'raajnaitik upanyaas', or political novel. It centres around Da Saheb, a politician, who is, you get the impression, supposed to be the 'good guy'. His rival is Sukul Baboo, the 'bad guy'. Of course, they each have their atrocious and supremely positive sides. What I liked intensely was the way Mannu Bhandari in ...more
Ajay Nawal
Oct 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dalit-literature
A brilliant novel. While Manu Bhandari says in opening of the book that all character, incident, plots of this novel's are imaginary yet after reading book all of it feels more real and close resemblance with Indian politics. First line of the novel " lavarish lash ko gidhh noch nochkar kha jate hai " has a very deep meaning and can be said to be summary of entire novel. Lavarish lash is a Dalit, A bonded labour ; one whose voice does not get heard and becomes powerless in the corrupt socio-poli ...more
Neha Sharma
Jul 12, 2016 rated it liked it
राजनीति के हर दाँव-पेंच को मन्नू भंडारी ने पूरी तरह सामने लाया है,अपनी इस कहानी के ज़रिए..इस किताब का पहला संस्करण 1979 में आया था..लेकिन अब भी ये समसामयिक लगती है..क्योंकि शायद ना तो अब तक राजनीति का माहौल बदला है और ना ही देश में ग़रीबों का।
गाँव सरोहा में बिसेसर की हत्या जो रोज़मर्रा की एक मामूली और अनजानी घटना होकर रह सकती थी..विधानसभा के उपचुनाव के कारण एक राजनीतिक घटना बन जाती है,जिसका हर पक्ष अपनी तरह से इस्तेमाल करता है।
मन्नू भंडारी को पढ़ने का ये पहला मौक़ा है लेकिन आख़िरी बिलकुल भी नहीं
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Jayesh agarwal
Aug 13, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
मन्नू भण्डारी कृत महाभोज पढी.. कहानी उसी राजनैतिक उठा पटक पर आधारित है.. जिसकी तासीर समय बदलने के साथ शायद आज भी नहीं बदली है.. पुस्तक पठनीय है एवं सिर्फ १६५ पन्नों में सिमटी है... ऐक लेखिका द्वारा इस प्रकार के विषय का चयन हिंदी साहित्य जगत में कम ही देखने मिलता है...
Aditya
Sep 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
A beautiful book that talks through fiction about the truths of village life, about being a proletariat, about fiefdom, about how governments at their core only twist the truth to get re-elected. When you read his in a news article it didn’t affect the mind. But the beautiful way that the author has portrayed the innermost workings of those most affected, if makes you suddenly feel strongly for something like this even if you’re reading it far away from indianin anotehr country like I did.
Swati
Dec 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Bhut he khubsurti se likha hai Mannu ji ne.Aisa lgta hai mano sb kuch apki aankho k samne he chl rha.Rajniti or humanity ka combination,bhlai k naam pr apni rotiyan senkne wale neta...sb kuch aisa lgta hai jaise apki zindagi m chl rha hai.
Laazwab👏👏
Navneet Mishra
Nov 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Nice
Sagar
Sep 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
सच्चाई कुरेदता शानदार उपन्यास!
Sukant Jain
Jun 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
इसको पढते समय सहसा राग दरवारी की याद दिमाग मे कौंध जाती हैं।
Gurpreet Singh
Dec 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
निकृष्ट राजनीति का असली चेहरा दिखाता एक उपन्यास।
Abhay Pandey
Jan 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
जिन्होंने ने भी 'आपका बंटी' पढ़ा है वे लोग मन्नू भंडारी जी के लेखनशैली से बखूबी परिचित होंगे। अपनी इस कृति के साथ वे महिलाओं की राजनैतिक समझ का एक उत्कृष्ट उदाहरण भी प्रस्तुत करती हैं।
Ved Prakash
Apr 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
सन् 1979 में प्रकाशित यह नॉवेल देश के पॉलिटिशियन्स का बिना कपड़ो वाला तस्वीर दिखाती है। सन् 79 में जैसी गन्दी राजनीति रही होगी वैसी ही अभी भी है इसलिए ये उपन्यास अभी के माहौल का भी एकदम सटीक खाका खिंचता है।

इस कहानी के सबसे बड़े और प्रभावशाली राजनीतिज्ञ पात्र के बारे में ये टिप्पणी है :-

"अरे यों तो धोती के नीचे सभी नंगे और ससुरी इस राजनीति में तो धोती के बाहर भी नंगे। पर दा साहब एकदम अपवाद ? धोती के नीचे भी धोती ही निकलेगी इस गीता बाँचनेवाले के। खाल खींचने पर ही सामने आ सकता है इसका नंगापन।"

वैसे
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Ayush Kumar
Jun 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This story is about the politics on the corpse of poor/marginalized people. The author quite brilliantly describes a socio political situation which we generally see around us in a feudal setup. The politics controlling the bureaucracy such that all the route for getting justice seems unreachable for the oppressed. The system works to sideline few people who still have the conscience to voice their concern, are shown dejected in the end.Especially the character description of Daa Saheb is very i ...more
Divya
Jan 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: hindi-readings
One of the best works in hindi. My recent favourite, a must read for lovers of hindi novels.
vik
Oct 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
Very very good political theme novel by Mannu Bhandari.
I finished it in one sitting.
Don't miss it. Social and Political India in a small book.
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Mannu Bhandari was born on April 3, 1931, in Bhanpura, Madhya Pradesh, India. She attended school in Ajmer and later she graduated from Calcutta University in 1949, followed by an M.A. degree in Hindi from the Banaras Hindu University in 1953.
She is wife of famous Hindi writer Rajendra Yadav, with whom she co-wrote the book, Ek Inch Muskaan (A Little Smile).

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