Monday, September 26, 2005

Raag Darbari

I have just finished reading "Raag Darbaari" by Shrilal Shukla. Third time, that is.
With my limited reading, I have yet to come across so powerful a statement & satire on the socio-political rural (and real) India.
To all of you who have been mesmerized by the gloss of cities for long, I strongly recommend this book, which I am sure would serve as a much-needed (I presume) dosage of the real India we live in.
And let me also warn you, do not go for any translated version. As it happens with any translation, however brilliant it might be, the sublime cultural connotations are completely lost.
I would welcome your views.

2 comments:

silbil said...

hi...maybe you could remove these spam type posts...really annoying...

raag darbaari is one of my absoloutely most favourite books...have read it 12 times at least...that is the book i go back to when i just want to retreat somewhere and forget everythinmg or when mind is tired...what a book...its a miracle...

see if you can read Kasap by manohar shyam joshi...its not a political satire...but he also like shreelal shukla was a genius...

Shail said...

Came here via silbil's blog.
good to read someone writing about "Raag Darbari". What a book it is!!

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