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मधुशाला (श्रद्धांजलि संस्करण) (Madhushala)

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मधुशाला कवि हरिवंश राय बचचन का अनुपम कविता संगरह 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 been
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Paperback, 75th Anniversary , 145 pages
Published 2008 by Hind Pocket Books (first published 1935)
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यह १३५ बेशकीमती रुबाइयाँ मातर किसी मधुशाला के लिए एक कसीदा नहीं है अपितु गाती हुई रूपक है ज़िनदगी की , वह ज़िनदगी जो उजाले और अंधेरे से, नयायनीति और भेदभाव से ,आलिंगन और अभाव से परिपूरण है |

अपनी कलम को नीली सयाही में डुबाये, हमारा दीवाना सा वरणनकरता लिखता चला जाता है; लिखता है गुनगुनाते हुए जीवन की नीरसता की गाथा, जिसमे उसके विचारों की टोकरी को मातर एक हाला का पयाला, किसी मधुशाला का निवाला, संभाले हुए हैं | एक छेड़ती हुई परेमिका की तरह मधुशाला शानदार अमृत-पान के वादे के साथ आकरषित करती है लेकिन उन
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Diksha
Apr 12, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
the internal churning is best captured in the following lines from Madhushala!!

मधुर भावनाओं की सुमधुर नितय बनाता हूँ हाला,
भरता हूँ इस मधु से अपने अंतर का पयासा पयाला,
उठा कलपना के हाथों से सवयं 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,
हिममत है न बढूँ आगे को साहस है न फिरुँ पीछे,
किंकरतवयविमूढ मुझे कर दूर खडी है मधुशाला।।७।
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Gorab Jain
Aug 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: indian, hindi, 2017, poetry
This appeals to novice poetry readers as well as veterans. The simplicity with which the verses are strewn along haala, pyaala, saakibala and madhushala are bound to set you in a trance.
I read it in parts in the last couple of days, and re-read it in a single sitting today as recommended by the author, and such is the magic that I'm craving for more now....

कया कहता है, रह न गई अब तेरे भाजन में हाला,
कया कहता है, अब न चलेगी मादक पयालों की माला,
थोडी पीकर पयास बढी तो शेष नहीं कुछ पीने को,
पयास बुझाने
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Ankur Pandey
Mar 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
These two lines of the book themselves say about the book.

मेरे साकी में सबने अपना पयारा 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, पुसतक मेरी मधुशाला।।४।
(Irrespective of how many people consume it, its quality will not deteriorate).


A must read for all ages.
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Anupriya
Mar 23, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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...
Milan Zaveri
Sep 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
refreshing,stimulating,intoxicating,englightening,liberating,captivating,mesmerising,overwhelming,fulfilling,satisfying,invigorating,...
Ankit Pensia
Jun 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
'Madhushala' is not necessarily a tavern. 'Madhushala' symbolizes dreams, ambitions, life, universe, or rather any asymmetric multi-agent system. (जिसकी जैसी रुचि थी उसने वैसी देखी मधुशाला।।131)
Any one who yearns is man. Wine(मधु/हाला/ साकीबाला), is what he yearns for, provider is Saaki(साकी - one who serves wine), the medium is pyaala (पयाला - wineglass) and the place which provides is 'Madhushala'. The poem endorses life, not alcoholism.

There are total 135 Chaupai (4-line verses) and every one
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Pranav
Mar 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Hrishikesh
Feb 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The writing has perhaps the best "rhythm" of all that I've read - so spectacular that at times, I enjoyed verses purely on the basis of their metric, rather than their content.

I appreciate the title - "Madhushala". It is a reflection of the sentiment of revolution (reformation?) against orthodox, structured edifices (primarily religious edifices). The idea of *alcohol* has a very strong connotation to it.

I feel comfortable with the knowledge that I know very little. It is scary and overwhelming
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Hrishabh Chaudhary
*Ramblings of an amateur reviewer, high on madakta:
I wonder if one can ever truly enjoy literature in a language other than his mother tongue. I have read a number of poems before in English, poems unanimously (almost) deemed great, and I did enjoy them, but irrespective of their theme or rhythm or anything, they don't come anywhere near this.
Hold back your arms, ardent worshippers of Keats and Pushkin, my intent is not to posit that it is better than any of those globally deified poems and yes
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Ambar Parashar
Apr 16, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poems
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
Abhishek
Apr 30, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
भावुकता अंगुर लता से
खींच कलपना की हाला
कवि साकी बन कर आया है
भर कर कविता का पयाला

कभी न कण भर खाली होगा
लाख पीयें दो लाख पीयें
पाठक गण हैं पीने वाले
पुसकत 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.
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Harsh Ranka
Jan 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Renuka
Jul 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
you need a moment to appreciate the beauty hidden in the lines!
rahul
Nov 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, poetry
धरमगरनथ सब जला चुकी है, जिसके अंतर की जवाला,
मंदिर, मसजिद, गिरिजे, सब को तोड चुका जो मतवाला,
पंडित, मोमिन, पादिरयों के फंदों को जो काट चुका,
कर सकती है आज उसी का सवागत मेरी मधुशाला।।१७।

लालायित अधरों से जिसने, हाय, नहीं चूमी हाला,
हरष-विकंपित कर से जिसने, हा, न छुआ मधु का पयाला,
हाथ पकड लजजित साकी को पास नहीं जिसने खींचा,
वयरथ सुखा डाली जीवन की उसने मधुमय मधुशाला।।१८।

बने पुजारी परेमी साकी, गंगाजल पावन हाला,
रहे फेरता अविरत गति से मधु के पयालों की माला'
'और लिये जा, और पीये जा', इसी मंतर का जाप करे'
मैं शि
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bhaag bhosdi ke sirf saale chutiao ki tarah gol gol ghumata hai saale. padhne ke liye kuchh nahi................................................
Rodya
Oct 13, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This is worst book i ever read. Highly overrated. 'Tukbandi' is the only thing prevalent in this.
Piush Kumar
I found the whole universe in this book.
Divya
May 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
binding different religions together in true means...marvellous!
Sandeep Bhalla
Oct 14, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
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."
Guttu
Jun 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
मेरी हाला में सबने पाई अपनी-अपनी हाला,
मेरे पयाले में सबने पाया अपना-अपना पयाला,
मेरे साकी में सबने अपना पयारा साकी देखा,
जिसकी जैसी रूचि थी उसने वैसी देखी मधुशाला...

आज समझ पाया मै की यह पुसतक कयों कालजयी है. इसमें कई ऐसी रूबाईयाँ है जिनको पढते ही कुछ कषण हम थम जाते है. उन पंकतीयोंको अपने अंदर समाने के लिये...
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Maaheeka
Jan 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow!! What a book...what an amazing book! This book holds true for anyone and everyone. This book is exactly what you perceive it to be. It's a gist of anything or everything that is on your mind. इसके शबदारथ उतने ही अचछे हैं जितने भावारथ।
"मेरी हाला में सबने पाई अपनी अपनी हाला,
मेरे पयाले में सबने पाया अपना अपना पयाला,
मेरे साक़ी में सबने अपना पयारा साक़ी देखा;
जिसकी जैसी रुचि थी उसने वैसी देखी मधुशाला"

What an inspirational message for life. What a comparison with life.
"चलने ही चलने में कितना जी
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Akarsh Jain
Jun 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Poignant!
Upon being asked by the readers if he himself was a dipsomaniac, Late Harivansh Rai Bachchan presented the following quatrain to his readers:
सवयं नहीं पीता, औरों को, किनतु पिला देता हाला,
सवयं नहीं छूता, औरों को, पर पकडा देता पयाला,
पर उपदेश कुशल बहुतेरों से मैंने यह सीखा है,
सवयं नहीं जाता, औरों को पहुंचा देता मधुशाला।


Almost every other quatrain is as deep and beautiful as the one preceding it, and there being 135 of them; I'll share two I loved the most:

मुसलमान औ' हिनदू है दो, एक, म
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Ayush
Oct 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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'.
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Ravikant Dipake
Harivansh Rai Bachchan
मधुशाला के मधुबन मे विविध रस के मधुर भंडार यह नायाब कवि है। जिनहे वरतमान और भूतकाल का झाकतहुवा परदरशन किया
मै यह सुनिछित करता हु की यह एक सबकी जीवन की भूतकाल मेल खेती है तथा इसके सुनदरतको सब अपनी अपनी तरहसे एक विशेश रूप से
भा लेती है
यह मेरी पहली हिंदी साहितय पर किताब थी इसी से मुझे हिंदी साहितय के परति परेम और लगाव उततपन किया।
यह कामना करता हु की आप भी इसे एक बार आवशय पढ़े।


धनयवाद
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Neeraj Shukla
Dec 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great poetry.

Going through different stages of life including love, belief system, humanity etc. through the lens of a madhushala(a bar).

Its not a story, its a philosophy of life, portrayed though beautiful poetry.
Farhat
Aug 01, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 rated it it was amazing  ·  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.
Anshul Yadav
Jul 04, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  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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