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Peeli Chhatri Wali Ladki

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पीली छतरी वाली लड़की, उदय प्रकाश का एक हिंदी उपन्यास है। इसमें एक युवक व एक युवती के बीच प्रेम की कहानी पेश की गई है, जिसके रास्ते में जाति व्यवस्था, सामाजिक मूल्य और उपभोक्ता संस्कृति रुकावटें हैं। लेकिन यह उपन्यास उससे कहीं परे तक सामाजिक-राजनीतिक विमर्श में दख़लंदाज़ी करता है। राहुल के दिल में प्यार आता है और यह प्यार विद्रोह नहीं, लेकिन दो स्तरों पर भीतरघात करता है। पह ...more
Paperback, 1st, 156 pages
Published 2014 by Vani Prakashan (first published January 1st 2008)
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शरद श्रीवास्तव
कुछ दिनों पहले इस कहानी की चर्चा यहीं फेस बुक पर सुनी थी और तब से मन लालायित था इसे पढ़ने के लिए। उन चर्चाओं मे इसे पिछले 10-15 सालों मे आई सर्वश्रेस्ठ कहानी का रुतबा दिया गया था जिसके कई विदेशी भाषाओं मे अनुवाद हो चुके थे। तमाम मंचो से ये पुरस्कृत रचना बताई जाती थी।
मैंने लैंडमार्क, वसंत कुंज से इस कहानी को खरीदा और देख कर ये पाया की ये कलेवर मे किसी उपन्यास से कम नहीं थी। हालांकि इसके लेखक श्री उदय प्रकाश इसके उपन्यास होने से इंकार करते हैं और इसे लॉन्ग शॉर्ट स्टोरी या नोवेला कहते हैं।
श्री उदय
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Divya Pal Singh
Jan 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Peeli Chhatri Wali Ladki is a strong indictment of the pervasive and blatant dominance of so the called 'uppermost caste' in Indian society. Be it education, arts, literature, government jobs, politics etc, their influence is absolute and tyrannical.

The book may be labelled scurrilous and reactionary by the exponents of the new virus creeping across India in the guise of Hindutva, but that is debatable. It is this debate that is missing now from the ethos of Indian society. I do not like to iden
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Durgesh Deep
Dec 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is much more about other things that happens in college & hostel, interaction of students with people outside their college and caste issues in hindi department(in this book) that Rahul faces than peeli chhatri wali ladki(Anjali).
Manish Kumar
पीली छतरी वाली लड़की शीर्षक देखने से तो यही लगता है कि ये एक प्रेम कथा होगी। पर अगर मैं इस दृष्टि से इस लंबी कहानी (लेखक उदयप्रकाश इसे लघु उपन्यास के बजाए इसी नाम से पुकारे जाने के पक्षधर हैं।) का मूल्यांकन करूँ तो इस पुस्तक के नायक राहुल व नायिका अंजली जोशी के प्यार की दास्तां किसी कॉलेज की प्रेम कहानियों सरीखी लगेगी। मैं तो इसे पढ़ने के बाद पुस्तक को इस श्रेणी में डालना भी नहीं चाहता। इसे पढ़ने के बाद जो बातें मन पर गहरे असर करती हैं वो राहुल अंजली का प्रेम हरगिज़ नहीं है। दरअसल लेखक ने इस कहा ...more
Kazen
May 21, 2016 marked it as did-not-finish  ·  review of another edition
I tried, but I can't - who would want to be in this guy's head?

"But far more momentous was his other conclusion, that girls took pleasure from pain, violence, and others' raw strength. And: girls preferred their sensual pleasure with a dash of humiliation, subjugation, and abuse."

>_<
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Ravi Prakash
Apr 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
रिव्यू बाद में लिखूंगा
Shraddha Upadhyay
Oct 08, 2020 rated it liked it
यह उपन्यास कॉलेज में युवाओं के संवेदनशील चिंतन को दिलचस्प अंदाज़ में पेश करता है (अक्सर ये राहुल और अंजली करण जौहर द्वारा निर्मित कॉलेज के पॉप कल्चर में नहीं मिलते)। जाति के आसपास लिखी ये कहानी हमें टीवी और अखबारों पर संदेह से देखने को मजबूर करती है। हिंदी साहित्य के बारे में जो सवाल खड़े किए जाते हैं, ख़ासकर समावेशता से जुड़े हुए, उनसे परेशान होकर मैंने भी ख़ुद को हिंदी से दूर कर लिया था, साल में मुश्किल से दस प्रति शत हिंदी में होती हैं। पर इस तरह की मल्टीलिंगुअल किताब क्या उस समस्या का समाधान ...more
Vipin Kumar
Aug 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
पीली छतरी वाली लड़की

90 के दशक में विश्वविद्यालय के माहौल का वर्णन किया गया है उनकी बात ग्लोबलाइजेशन एवं समाजवाद का अंतर्विरोध दिखाता है परंतु उस समय की मुख्य घटना अयोध्या विवाद एवं आरक्षण मंडल आयोग की रिपोर्ट से होने वाले अंतर्विरोध को नहीं दर्शाया है फिर भी किताब पठनीय हैं किताब को की पृष्ठभूमि को बहुत अच्छी तरीके से समझ कर लिखा गया है
Kritika
Jan 11, 2021 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Even a one star rating is too much for a book like this. Deeply regressive. Homophobic, sexist, casteist, racist, and what not! If you have read this book by mistake like I did. Please don't learn anything from it's lead character.

Sorry, Uday Prakash, but it is shit.

On your face! Take it with the same pride. 🌼
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mayank vishwakarma
A complete journey of my university days

Jab isko padh rha tha to mehsus kar pa raha tha ek ek chij sagar university k dino ki. Hamare ird gird ki kahani hai aisa hi laga or is wajah se kab ye ek manoranjak safar ki tarah kat gaya pata hi nahi chala.
Loved it
Nand Kishor Sharma
ब्राह्मणवाद पर कटाक्ष और एक अच्छी प्रेम कहानी। उदय प्रकाश जी की बेहतरीन कृति।
Kirat Kaur
Aug 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A really nuanced look at how class and caste dynamics can play out on a university campus, with a nod to how power and sectarianism work more generally in India.
Swarnima
Mar 31, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The rating is for the English translation. Stick to the Hindi edition.
Archit Nanda
Jul 24, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hindi
This book expresses a deep-rooted anger against the system, society and even literature. This anger has been beautifully weaved into words. However, more importantly, hidden behind this anger is a voice or, more appropriately, a vision of the marginalised. In an ever glowing India, it has been taken for granted that certain sections of our society shall be neglected, suppressed and marginalised. In many ways, the book tries to capture the aspirations of these sections of our society. And I belie ...more
Himanshu Rai
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
For higher caste, caste is out of fashion concept. That is no longer a problem, the burning issue of course is ‘reservation quota’ and 'merit'. Aspects of caste practices such as mental isolation, discrimination, violence, stigma, bullying etc. are ignored very conveniently. All of this is possible because the social location of higher caste is at the top of caste hierarchy.

Peeli Chhatri Wali Ladki is a story about caste and its hidden aspects. Its a tender love-story of Rahul and Anjali findin
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Susan
Nov 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: india
This is a beautiful and fascinating book. It is unlike any other Indian fiction I've read in it's forthright critique of the caste system and inequality in Indian life, education, society. But it's also a terrific novel. A young man, Rahul, is getting a masters in science at a small university where the corruption and caste prejudice infiltrate every aspect of life. He - of course - falls in love with a (beautiful) girl from a higher caste. But what makes this book so special is that it's about ...more
Bill Berger
Jan 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I admire the writing of Uday Prakash very much. This novel dwells upon the hardships of not being a Brahmin student in a university environment in rural India. Unlike the great majority of Indian novels, the family has little importance here. Corruption is always an underlying fact of life in Indian modern literature and this is so in this novel as well. Highly recommended for a different kind of novel.
Satendra Sharma
Satire on brahmanism in Universities
Dmaj
Jan 07, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Haven't read this translation, but giving it a rating based on the Hindi edition, which is fantastic, and wishing that GR would get more Hindi works on here! ...more
AWANISH KUMAR
Jan 29, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Uday Prakash is the author of poems, short stories, non-fiction, films, and documentaries. In 2010 he received the prestigious Sahitya Akademi literary award in India. He is professor-in-charge, Department of Mass Communication, Media, and Journalism, Indira Gandhi Tribal University, Amarkantak. He lives in Ghaziabad, India.

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