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Raavi Paar (Hindi) is a compilation of short stories that cover different topics, situations, characters, and emotions.
Summary Of The Book
Raavi Paar (Hindi) is a collection of short stories that are deeply rooted in Indian beliefs and culture, but express emotions that are universal. The tales in this book are funny, serious, ironic, and sensitive. Readers will come across different characters, who display feelings of fear, loneliness, longing, heartbreak, and love. Raavi Paar (Hindi)’s stories are humane and real, thus making each of them seem very identifiable to the readers.
The tales in Raavi Paar (Hindi) are not linked to each other through a common theme. Instead, the author has used the human mind to reveal social and political truths of the Indian society. The title story is biographical in nature, and reveals how Gulzar was mistakenly claimed by another family as their own child during the India-Pakistan Partition. In another story, readers will learn about a Muslim man whose last wish was to be cremated after death, instead of being buried. Raavi Paar (Hindi) has a story about a young girl whose heart gets broken by the movie star, Dilip Kumar. There is also the heart wrenching story of a woman who realizes that the only reason her husband married her was to use her as cheap labour. In another shocking tale, one man pushes off another man of a moving train.
Raavi Paar (Hindi) is a beautiful book that is sure to leave an impression on the reader’s heart and mind. Gulzar’s writing is simple, earthy, refreshing, and paints vivid pictures of each situation.
Sampooran Singh Kalra, popularly known by his pen name Gulzar, was born in 1934. He is an Indian author, lyricist, director, and poet.
Gulzar has written books of short stories, poetry, and books for children. Some of them include Raat Pashmine Ki, Half a Rupee Stories, Autumn Moon, Kuchh Aur Nazmein, and Meelo Se Din.
Gulzar was born in Jhelum District, which is now a part of Pakistan. During the Partition, his family moved to Amritsar, India. The poet came to Bombay, and was a car mechanic in a garage. His songwriting career started off when he worked with S. D. Burman for Bandini. Gulzar has written songs for movies like Omkara, Kaminey, Rudaali, Baseraa, Dil Se, amongst many others. He has also directed movies, some of which are Angoor, Parichay, Aandhi, Maachis, and Koshish. He has won twenty Filmfare Awards, along with many National Film awards. The author was given the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2002, and the Padma Bhushan in 2004. His song, Jai Ho, from the movie Slumdog Millionaire, won an Oscar in 2009, and a Grammy Award in 2010. Two years later, he was awarded the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration. Gulzar lives in Mumbai with his wife, the movie actress Raakhee.
|Publisher||RUPA PUBLICATIONS INDIA PVT LTD.|
|Number of Pages||184 Pages|
|Author Info||In his long and celebrated career, Gulzar has worked with the doyens of Bollywood and he commands the highest respect as a soulful lyricist, insightful script-writer, sensitive director and compassionate human being.|
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Jan 24, 2012
Awesome Stories...!!!I Broken Into Tears after reading this Story And I hope same for you...
Mar 27, 2016
Gulzar Sahib at his bestPros:
Feb 20, 2015
Nice ReadFrom the famous author Gulzar the book moves at a smooth pace with nice stories. Like! Recommended if you want to read something nice in Hindi.
Sep 21, 2014
Raavi PaarI purchased this book on behalf of Guljar. A collection of stories from varying span of life. Each and every story has it's own impact. Once again...... hats off to you saab ji.
Aug 28, 2014
Brilliant collection.Needless to say, it is a brilliant collection of shorts of Gulzar, by himself.
Jun 24, 2014
great reallyStories are small often 2-3 pages except some like 'jangalnama' and 'habu ki aag'. Stories are meaningful and it feels like to be in a time machine(independent of time). It was my first book of Gulzar and I thought it would be just like movies, but it wasn't .
Jun 12, 2014
Taste of Gulzarwhen you read it ,you fill sometime is it a story or poetry or a drama or a short movie. there are mixture of all of it. some story is not relevant with today but that is ok to read a path of history. this is a nice book for a reader who love poetic writing in the manner of story
Jan 15, 2014
Best Stories - Raavi PaarAll stories are awesome. These stories make you read them again and again. The stories like Khauf, Raavi Paar, Lekin, Junglenama, Chauras Raat, Satranga, Seema, Jamun Ka Ped, Kagaz ki Topi, Mard, Fasal, Dhuan, Daliya, etc. are very good. A good work by Gulzaar.
Jun 28, 2013
Classical GulzarGulzar, a man with huge talent, be it poetry, lyrics or direction. His way of story telling is unique and has maximum impact with minimum words. every story in this book is a must read. Each story is about 3 to 4 pages, fast paced and with unexpected twist. Choice of the words to narrate story reflects The Gulzar. One must experience this book.
Jul 13, 2012
NO words for this BookI first read this book 5-6 yrs ago and it still gives me goosebumps. Kagaz ki topi story still breaks me like it did long ago. This is why Gulzar's genius as a Shayar and a story teller are unmatched. NO words for this book!!