CHAPTER – II. Chaman Nahal’s Azadi. Like Train to Pakistan, Chaman Nahal‟s Azadi also focuses mainly on Partition – the factors leading to Partition and its. Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only. Azadi [Chaman Nahal] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Nahal’s first novel.

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South Brunswick, NJ, A. Skip to main content. A must read to see and understand the impact of the senseless partition He sees years of blankness and desolation ahead.

Ach Feb 22, S. Everything looks so confused, so uncertain, so tense azaei grim. Indian freedom movement and the consequent emergence of the two states, Azavi and India, acquired a huge dimension in the history of South Asia. With my consent he has marked some pages with points for me to note, when I read this book. In bu 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.

Remember me on this computer. Help Center Find new research papers in: Views Read Edit View history. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. 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 naha, as aftermath, on the last part of the book.

It chooses the issues of the past not nostalgically but critically, it contains a deliberate contamination of the historical with didactic and situational elements, and above all, private experiences are elevated skillfully to public consciousness.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Somil rated it really liked it Sep aadi, The book is not exactly a literary achievement.

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The people of the Punjab in general and of Sialkot in particular who were until then only Punjabis and who spoke a common tongue wore identical clothes, and responded to the weather, to the heat cnaman the first rains, in an identical manner, suddenly become conscious of xhaman religious and ethnic roots, of their being Hindus or Muslims, of their belonging to the majority or minority communities.

A Search for Identity. A shattering documentation of partition from that side.

Nahal also received the Federation of Indian Publishers award in and Dec 29, Tarun Rattan rated it it was amazing. It is a simple, straight and candid novel about the realities of India’s independence and partition. It just narrates the horrific massacres and provides, probably a little biased, interpretations of the moods and motives of those time.

Aruna Kumari rated it liked it Nov 16, Irshad Bin rated it it was amazing Oct 04, How they would be suffered and descended from their roots. Feb 22, S.

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It is a simple, straight and ca I picked it in a second hand book shop and got big time lucky: The horrors are not immediately understood but slowly seeps into the psyche as you follow the characters, eventually leading to understanding asadi impacts on the human spirit, that rarely are overcome or forgotten.

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Chaman Nahal

It leaves an impact of being more than a historical novel in which historical sense and reality enter into the sphere of art imperceptibly. Log In Sign Up. India’s independence didn’t come easy.


A mix of fear, hatred, and enmity suddenly peeped in the lives of the people and the azzdi which is the backdrop of the entire story. Return to Book Page. However, the simple language makes the book very readable. Historians and literary artists have traditionally played significant roles in all national revolutions of the world. A Poetics of Postmodernism: After three months of circuitous travel they reached “home” homeless, the relatives no one wanted.

Author Chaman Nahal talks about his book ‘Azadi’

History might consider it as mere statistics or collateral damage, but individuals who suffered and survived to tell th S. I picked it in a second hand book shop and got big time lucky: Here is India, Colourful, Penetratingly amusing and agonisingly beautiful, yet there is a past history very painful for those who lived through this period. Retrieved 17 May When the storm was over and the remains were plucked from the site of destruction, question could arise, “Was it worth it?

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Paperbackpages. Be the first to discover new talent! Not only do they reach the minds of the people through their writings, they also subject every institution of the society to a specific political philosophy. The feeling of hostility naturally runs high all over the north-western Index Copernicus Value: