Azadi has 62 ratings and 7 reviews. Rishi said: I picked it in a second hand book shop and got big time lucky:) The story begins with the place Sialk. Indian novelist, born in Sialkot, formerly in India and now in Pakistan, educated at the University of Delhi and the University of Nottingham. Since he has. Chaman Nahal was 19 when partition took place. When the most unrelenting sight on both sides of the Radcliffe Line was of roads dotted with.

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Then Lord Krishna saves Draupadi from dishonor after hearing her supplications. Kanshi Ram retaliates that he too believes in God as much as Abdul Ghani does.

He has ceased to hate the Muslims. Later, it was confirmed that the British had manufactured the standard cartridges with pork fat lard which was assumed sacred by Muslims and cow fat tallow which made Hindus furious, for cows were sacrosanct to them.

The lack of national preparation for Partition was humiliating, he says. Dec 29, Tarun Rattan rated it it was amazing. In the Punjabi culture, the Lala had grown chamxn in, turban has its own dignity for Sikhs, Hindus and Muslims. History might consider it as mere statistics or collateral damage, but individuals who suffered and survived to tell th S.


Nirmal rated it really liked it Apr 26, It addresses the historic event not just nostalgically but also critically.


This type of bloodbath continues for several months and millions of victims lose their lives unnecessarily in the name of freedom.

Kanshi Ram fails to express whether it is reality or imagination, magic or charisma. It is not only a recreation of a historical event but an imaginative revisioning of a historical epoch.

This is a book very azzdi worth reading. What of the azaddi losses? By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Azadi by Chaman Nahal

From the History of nabal Infantile Neurosis. Azadi by Chaman Nahal. How the Sikhs lost their kingdom. But the tragedy is that he has lost even his identity in Delhi.

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Chaman Nahal – Wikipedia

The focus of the novel is the socio-political concerns of the era. In one of the interviews Chaman Nahal said this novel must be seen as the consequences of the decision taken by those who were in power yet they were unaware of the tragedies of people. Views Read Edit View history. Illustrated Weekly of India. In a sombre drama of mass murders and mass rapes, we encounter a number of characters among which Azaei Kanshi Ram stands apart. Jagmohan Singh rated it really liked it Oct 29, Punjab and the Indian Revolt of Prabha Rani knows that her husband is primarily upset because of the irrevocable loss of his house, store, land, friends, and hometown Sialkot.


But Kanshi Ram witnesses not only murders but the extreme brutality of the violence. Most of the children lay with their chamna downward. She knew he had suffered for Madhu.

Author Chaman Nahal talks about his book ‘Azadi’

See all 6 questions about Azadiā€¦. Indian freedom movement and the consequent emergence of the two states, Pakistan and India, acquired a huge dimension in the history of South Asia.

It is, perhaps, not at all difficult to see that from the lull of suspense and stupor, the novel gets into the storm of communal orgy that leaves its visible impact, as aftermath, on the last part of the book. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! He has been weeping.

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Neither it provokes thoughts to nahl the time differently. A shattering documentation of partition from that side. With my consent he has marked some pages with points for me to note, when I read this book.