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Raavi Paar

Stories are most close to everyone in this world; whether he is in America or India, Rich or poor. Stories don’t divide people. Since childhood stories keep walking with you. The way they are told that you feel yourself at center of it. Till the end of story you are so involved that you smiles when character smiles, cry with him/her. You struggle with him. These story tellers have the blessings from god to keep you with him till their last word. Fortunately India is blessed with such eminent story teller; whose command over language cannot be challenged. His Urdu is so fascinating as if he is the creator of language. Who travels in all the forms of literature yet he is famous for his shairee and stories. Yes, you got him correctly. The one and only – Gulzar Sahib.
Raavi Paar and Other stories is just perfect blend of stories which takes you on journey in the past, across the India. Sometimes even in Europe. It comes with sorrows and fear in mind of people fleeing from Pakistan on partition, on the other page it tells the story of mother remembering her youth when she thinks about her daughter. Lekha jokha tells about missjudging the peson’s view about career of his would be daughter in law and on the other hand ‘lekin?’ touches the misterious flavour. Once Gulzar tells story about michel angelo’s face hunt for Judas which concludes with bitter truth of changed man along time.
Seriously we get so engrossed with his stories that time get forgotten and pages kept turning till we reach the end of book. Even after finishing book, Dalia, Seema, Bimal Da, Iqbal Singh, T.K. keep coming in mind.

Name of Book: Gulzar’s Raavi Paar and Other Stories
Author: Gulzar
Translation: Various
Publisher: Rupa
Pages: 196
ISBN: 978-81-291-1013-8
Price: ₹ 195

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