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निर्मल वर्मा के भाव-बोध में एक खुलापन निश्चय ही है-न केवल ‘रिश्तों की लहूलुहान पीड़ा’ के प्रति, बल्कि मनुष्य के उस अनुभव और उस वृत्ति के प्रति भी, जो उसे ‘जिन्दगी के मतलब की खोज’ में प्रवृत्त करती है। उनके जीवन-बोध में दोनों स्थितियों और वृत्तियों के लिए गुंजाइश निकल आती है और यह ‘रिश्तों की उस लहूलुहान पीड़ा’ के एकाग्र अनुभव और आकलन का अनिवार्य प्रतिफलन है...तब इन कहानियों ...more
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Expected publication: 50717 by Vani Prakashan (first published January 1st 1983)
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Mar 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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The stories in this book have all the effects of sadness, joy of frugality, loneliness, asceticism, presence of God without being God involved anywhere; all and all a mesmerizing book. Every story shows what a human heart really wants and shows that materialist ambitions are sheer hollowness. Nirrmal Verma was nominated for Nobel Prize from India but he had no success but so was with Graham Greene, Nikos Kazantzakis and Mahatma Gandhi. So, who cares? There are many Nobel laureates in literature ...more
Nov 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Magnificent to say the least! This Sahitya Akademi Award Winner of 1986 is a collection of 7 Hindi short stories by Indian Errant, Nirmal Verma. Through its simple and accessible language, Verma wields a magic of sophistication to bring out his favourite topics- solitude and desolation.

4 of the seven stories are set abroad, its protagonists being immigrants into these foreign countries. Verma’s language spins magic with its unconventional sentence structures, poetic pace and simple metaphors. De
Ray Bradbury said in Fahrenheit 451 "Great books touch life often ..". I am just beginning to understand the meaning of the quote, and Nirmal Verma sure helped a great deal. This collection also has similar, if not more, depth than the fantastic "Interpreter of Maladies" by Jhumpa Lahiri. My favorite ones were Dhoop Ka Ek Tukdaa and Subeh ki Sair. Thank you Nirmal Verma.
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निर्मल वर्मा को पढ़ने से एक पाठक का मन निर्मल होता है.निर्मल वर्मा को पढ़ने से हम एकांत में भी एक विशेष स्थान खोज लेते हैं. इनकी कहानियों में घटनाएं इस तरीके से घटती हैं की हम उसके बेहद करीब से निकल जाते हैं, घटनाओं के हर परत को खोलते हुए. निर्मल को पढ़ते हुए एक पाठक शिमला, उत्तराखंड के पहाड़ी शहरों और प्राग देश की यात्रा कर रहा होता है. हम अपने मन के अकेलेपन में न जाने कब शिमला की बर्फ के चादरों से निकलकर कब प्राग पहुँच जाते हैं. निर्मल वर्मा की कहानियों में जीवन के अकेलेपन को लेकर एक विशेष आकर ...more
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A well-known name in Hindi literature, Nirmal Verma is known mainly for his fictional works. Born on April 3, 1929, he obtained a M.A. in history from Delhi University. He studied Czech at the Oriental Institute in Prague, and has been a Fellow with the International Institute for Asian Studies. Nirmal Verma is a recipient of India's highest literary award, the Jnanpith, and his short stories Kavv ...more

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