Tamas by Bhisham Sahni is a novel about the riots in Pakistan preceding the Partition of India. Based on Sahni’s first-hand experience, Tamas (Hindi for. Tamas By Bhisham Sahni Online. Book Details: Language: English Published Original Language Unknown, Edition: 1, Isbn: , Tamas [Bhisham Sahni] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Tamas is a book by Bhisham Sahni that depicts the communal violence that took .

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When the rains were delayed young boys in the mohalla would collect horse and cow dung in a pitcher and fling it outside the house of someone in the lane who was unusually disliked. Sahitya Akademi Award for Hindi It really is a horrible image.

तमस [Tamas]

You blew out the lamp the moment I arrived. Nathu again thought of his wife. She felt that a cloud had appeared on the horizon which would soon start growing and cover the entire sky. If you go to them wearing khadi and holding a broomstick, they will think you are one of them. One person found this txmas. The book is depressing, frightening still it is a must read book for anyone who is needs the historical events and facts connected to India-Pakistan partition.

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To their left stood a high mountain range, sahin mass of scintillating blue, sweeping down to the west, till it merged into the plains. Mohit Kashliwal Could you please provise the download link for its hindi original version. Then it would suddenly squeal and move away. Nathu had heard somewhere that the easiest way to kill a pig was by xahni scalding water over its body.


They were waiting for the others to arrive. His tunic was crumpled and hung loose on his shriveled body.

He’s a female ‘cock. Then the little flame would straighten up on its own, sending up a thin column of soot which, after licking the arch of the alcove, dissipated itself in the air. After the channels had been constructed, water had started stagnating in them and in course of time had become thick, blue bisham.

Thick swanns of mosquitoes, disturbed from their breeding ground, buzzed about the Congressmen. India – Pragya recommends Tamas. This too is rare that the fame he received from Hindi should, during his lifetime, become the fame for Hindi itself.

A man clad in white emerged from the opposite tams. A smile played across his face. Its small tail curled over its back like a whiplash.

His hands were clean. Two bricks had fallen from the wall where it joined the roof, making a hole in it. Mehtaji, you’re in the habit of pulling up others but you’re yourself the worst defaulter. Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. This story is about the deception of Nathu, a sweeper bhsham in a frontier province in Even a separation of one night was too much.

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Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. By the side of the table stood a pipe stand, holding seven or eight pipes. Tamas takes sayni to a historical past — unpleasant at times, but revealing and instructive. Voices from the Partition of India. Richard unfolded the paper, read it and put it back on the tray. Richard was doing all he could to tamws Liza’s mind, for he wanted to see her happy. Will probably read it again sometime.

In the lane of the Mohiyals, people hurriedly started closing their doors. In passing, he mentioned sinister rumours that were floating about. But the General had already started his speech. They travel on foot all night and the next morning reach a village and knock a tamaz seeking shelter.


A shiver ran through his body. Bhisuam Singh requests a government employee to help find Nathu who hasn’t been seen since he went with the junior granthi for negotiating with the Muslims. He had slipped away, unobserved. Why do you keep joking with me? The jamadar sweeper will come at dawn and carry away the carcass in his cart. Tell him that there should be no rioting in the city.

I mean about the people of India, these Hindustanis. As he came closer, he saw three women sitting by the tap talking, their empty pitchers lying by their sides.

His gaze travelled to the knife in his hand. You’ve no business to interrupt when the Chairman is here. He feared that if the General started talking he would only add to the trouble.

The brilliance lies in the decoding of the human psyche during the riots and wonderfully shown through a series of conversations. We can straightaway go to him from here.

Unfortunately these tqmas I do not read much of Hindi literature, all thanks to the availability in the stores I go book shopping and a little to blame myself that I always rate foreign writers higher than our own. Five spades, twelve broomsticks, five iron pans, three pick-axes.