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It is interesting to see a self-translation of Hyder's Aag ka Darya as River of Fire. could be that Aag ka Darya is a very bulky book of some six hundred and fifty. Aag Ka Darya Novel 3 Volumes By Qurat ul Ain Haider Pdf Free Download By Bano Qudsia Complete Novel PDF Download Types Of Books, Urdu Novels. Aag Ka Darya Novel 3 Volumes By Qurat ul Ain Haider Pdf Free Download Aag Ka Darya Novel Complete 3 Volumes Authored By Qurat ul Ain Haider. "Aag ka.
After all, any ideology is perfect, absolute which unfortunately makes it very unachievable as well. The great religion of Islam is just one of the other great religions to inhibit the great land mass of India. It has had its peak, but also its low with the British taking away all its glory. Trying to resurrect the spirit of Islam in India is a lost cause for me, as we have forgotten the skill to rule as well as severed all links with global Islamic super power of that time.
What is the use of harping about unity of a weak and miskeen Ummah?
We are a nation without a nation, flying in the air without a base to return to. How long can we fly aimlessly? The 'river of blood' is used to string the novel together as the heroes change over time.
The third progenitor is an English who comes to India with the famous East India Company to make a fortune. But the next change in scenario winds to the all familiar Lucknow which is Qurat's specialty. Suddenly the smooth description of the progenitor disappears as a myriad of characters suddenly come to the fore, confusing the whole story very badly. I can understand why Qurat could have messed this bit up as this was her own era so she was capable of presenting a lot more but this change in style is very confusing for the reader.
It is two novels in one. The first one is brilliant followed by longish one set in the elitist circles of 's Lucknow. The second one is an exact copy of 'teri bhi sanam khaney' which I found tough going as most of the characters were going through their lives without much excitement or action. The cultured girls of Lucknow seem to be in hot demand of eligible bachelors the world over. The music, the culture, the dance the political awareness is above everyone else in all of India, especially the Punjabis who in contrast are are great spoilers of culture, who are nothing in front of Luckow wallas.
The second bit of the novel has brought the rating down to 3 stars. It is written much in the tradition of historical novel, where we see different characters in different eras within the timeline of years. It explores the ancient cultural heritage of the Indian subcontinent, and how the past is linked to the present.
Existentialism is an ever present theme in almost all the stories. The characters here are grappling with questions like Existence of God, purpose of life and identity. Little did I know that I was in for a huge disappointment. While many people praise it for the scope of its motifs and the profundity of its characterization, I failed too see how any of this is true.
The chapters are divided in no particular order. A story is starts off randomly and is left unfinished. I tried very hard to understand where the author was going with this but found myself reading multiple storylines and none of them made sense. The dialogue, the narration and the characters, all of which have brief moments of brilliance, ended up sounding like pointless banter.
The first time I read it, I was not fully equipped to get the extent of it. Not that I consider myself fully equipped now, but at least I get a fair idea why Haider is considered to belong to the breed of Marquez, Saramago and Pamuk by so many critics of Urdu literature.
A superb masterpiece which should be read by all from the subcontinent and those who wish to make sense of various crisscrossing currents of history, society and religion. Without any biases, I consider it far superior than One The first time I read it, I was not fully equipped to get the extent of it.
Without any biases, I consider it far superior than One Hundred Years of Solitude with which it is compared so often. Perhaps because its breadth of past years is surprisingly so meaningful in the present. I consider the letter by one of the protagonists of novel in last section as the one of the best description of Pakistan ever written. Simply unputdownable. Apr 21, Rural Soul rated it really liked it.
When I started to read it, it was being felt very boring as it had a lot Sanskrit words, terms and philosophies. So it wasn't easy to keep reading for an illiterate guy like me.
I didn't stop reading and I gradually I got hold of it when I reached in mid of it. My head kept shivering and my spine felt a wave when I finally finished. I just want to rip my shirt and want to start dirge that I really don't know history where am I standing right now. I am holding a hammer in my hand and I am imagining When I started to read it, it was being felt very boring as it had a lot Sanskrit words, terms and philosophies. I am holding a hammer in my hand and I am imagining how did they feel who left their factories behind to be called Pakistani but they were humiliated here.
I think I have right to dream that it will be really called "Country" one day. Dec 05, Ayesha rated it liked it Shelves: But I can't recall anything I read. I think I'll try rereading it in a few more years after improving my Urdu. I read some glowing reviews and eagerly downloaded it. It made me yawn,I don't have the patience to slog through this one,however wonderful it is supposed to be. Jan 28, Ronald Morton rated it really liked it Shelves: The eye, O priests, is on fire; forms are on fire, eye-consciousness is on fire.
The body is like a house which is on fire but we keep talking! We keep talking till the house is finally burnt down. After that I found my interest waning as the balance of the text gave way to extensive dialogue, which I had trouble focusing on. I thought the first half did a great job of establishing the characters and much of the history - especially focusing on the Hindu and Buddhist roots, as well as the British occupation - but once it reaches the 20th century it bogged down for me.
I'll admit that much of this book - both from a social and historic perspective - went a bit over my head, as mostly all of Indian culture and history is pretty unknown to me, and the book doesn't waste much time with footnotes there are a handful. It's possible to likely that there are aspects and nuances of the book that I missed in my ignorance, but there was only so much "looking up" that I was willing to do, and instead relied on context for the most part. Even that said, the early, historical sections, were the ones I loved the most, so maybe it wasn't that much of a factor.
All that said, I'd still recommend this, the writing itself is excellent, for me the story just fell a bit flat, but there is a lot to discover here, especially if the culture and history is unknown to you. View all 3 comments. Jan 17, Ahmed Iqbal marked it as to-read. Ghaas ki bheeni khushbu,pathron ki khunki aur mitti ki quwat us ne apney talwon ke neeche mehsoos ki. One of the most beautiful books I've ever read.
Hope I can some day gather the strength to read it in Urdu. Apr 19, Rohan rated it really liked it. The characters are weaker than I expected. The historical breadth of this novel is so large that four hundred pages is really not enough to do justice to the generations that populate it: They come across as players on a vast stage, not as people.
Although motivations and imagination are explored throughout, I never found much satisfaction in them. On this account I give the benefit of the doubt to the author, given the novel's reputation The characters are weaker than I expected.
On this account I give the benefit of the doubt to the author, given the novel's reputation and the fact that this translation is often sturdy rather than beautiful. Despite these flaws, and I do wish this work is retranslated in the future, history, aesthetics, and the metaphysics of loss run deep in River of Fire.
This is telling: River of Fire is an enlarging work of literary and cultural history, but more importantly, it is a painful and haunting lyric on dislocation, impermanence and memory.
Jul 24, Aasia Abdali rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is a philosophically enriched novel with few original and extraordinary point of view on the Partition of India and Israel's ideology. It raises many fundamental questions as well.
The only minus point of this book is its 'difficulty'. It took a lot of patience and effort to continue reading this piece of Urdu literature. Those who want to read this extra ordinary novel must keep in mind that this novel is going to require a re-read.
Aug 14, Asif Nawaz rated it it was amazing. Undoubtedly a masterpiece, now I know why it's often considered as the greatest Urdu novel ever. Immaculate research, absorbing characters and beautiful Urdu prose are what make Aag Ka Darya the phenomenon it is. Covering four eras of India's history spread over some two thousand years, the novel plays amazingly along the merciless passing of time.
The flowing river which she uses as an emblem of th I can easily imagine Qurratulain Hyder rejoicing with culmination at having written Aag Ka Darya. The flowing river which she uses as an emblem of this is haunting. Stays with you long after you're done with it. They say it right: Nov 23, Nikhil rated it it was amazing Shelves: Haider is the master of many different literary forms; her works wander through these literary forms over time and space without reservation.
The religious meditation on renunciation, the medieval Islamic travel narrative, the colonial adventure story, the Lucknowi novel of manners, the novel of betrayed national aspirations, the novel of exiles, etc. Haider puts all these stories together, jumps around between them. The characters that repeat ov 4.
The characters that repeat over and over again over time have similar troubles and have similar aspirations. They search for their place in life, they have youthful dreams that are dashed by political circumstances that while they are a part of are also beyond their control, they wander aimlessly and lost, they make some sense of their life or not, they die.
The men cannot sort out their responsibilities to women, betraying them again and again and then ending up surprised at their own moral turpitude. Their lives would have been much simpler had they but committed to a person or a course of action, rather than approaching and retreating without ever being able to commit.
Haider is correctly vicious in her characterization of the national movements of South Asia and the people involved with the formal political movements at the time. The rich children of Zamindars debate esoteric points of Marxism and arrange marriage matches for their endogamous communities while poor famine victims starve to death on railway stations.
The shattering of Partition, which occurs off camera, hangs over the second half of the text like a pall. It destroys the youthful generation who come of age at that time, the nation states betraying their idealism and turning them into the parents they defied.
This book is much much more than a commentary on religious syncretism as the paratext would suggest.
That is a blinded view of this wonderful text, that really tells a story of human impermanence in the face of the brutality of time. Identities, nation states, human aspirations, human creation, they all fade to ruination and are absorbed into the Earth.
The only constant appears to be that people play out the same set of tortured relationships, social hierarchies, and conflicts over and over again.
Mar 11, Greeshma rated it really liked it. Seems a bit haphazard and jagged at times too. Raised the very important question for me, what have gained by severing ties with India? How can we forget our forefathers and their efforts? Creating nations based on ideology has put us in a constant state of unrest. After all, any ideology is perfect, absolute which unfortunately makes it very unachievable as well. The great religion of Islam is just one of the other great religions to inhibit the great land mass of India.
It has had its peak, but also its low with the British taking away all its glory.
Trying to resurrect the spirit of Islam in India is a lost cause for me, as we have forgotten the skill to rule as well as severed all links with global Islamic super power of that time. What is the use of harping about unity of a weak and miskeen Ummah?
We are a nation without a nation, flying in the air without a base to return to. According to an estimate: In fact, ethnic conflicts are four times more likely than interstate wars…; some 15 million people have died worldwide as a result of ethnic violence since including war-related starvation and disease.
We as India are not just, what we are now, we need to have a diachronic understanding of our civilization, which is a hybridization of various civilizations. India as a nation is not just only a particular culture of a particular community. Qurratulain Hyder points out: There was yet another aspect of the new nationalistic moment that was making its presence felt-- some people had openly talking of Ancient Hindu Culture and the Glory-that-was- Islam.
How was Indian culture to be defined?
Was it ruse for Hindus to enslave the Muslims? Could real Indians only be Hindus? Were Muslims unholy intruders who should be treated as such? The paper does not dismiss the individuality in either of these two texts. It has rather tried to explore that apart from the linguistic and tempo-spatial differences, in which Hyder has produced these texts, both of them have a role to provide holistic overview of India as the assimilation of different civilization influences.
To put it differently River of Fire is not just an attempt to ease those English speakers, who do not know Urdu, its condensation and simple prose is helpful to those bilinguals also who could read Aag ka Darya. Aag ka Darya—Eik Tezziyati Mutala. Dastigeer Society. Assuddin, M. Qurratulain Hyder and the River of Fire: The Meaning Scope and Significance of her Legacy. Rakshanda Jalil. New Delhi: Aakar Books. Eliot, T. Cambridge University Press. Google Book Search.
Aag ka Darya. Educational Publishing House. River of Fire Aag ka Darya. Transcreated from the original Urdu by the author. New York: New Directions. Jalil, Rakshanda. In and as the River of Fire. The Meaning, Scope and Significance of her Legacy. Mukherjee, Sujit.