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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Now is the time. I’ll rule, what else? Tamas also shows how the values are decreasing from one generation to succeeding generation which is actually true considering the current situation.

तमस [Tamas] by Bhisham Sahni

It would be terrible if Murad Ali happened to stop him. They seemed tamax be watching every move of the party. Between the Hindus and the Muslims. On a moonlit night in a s Punjab torn by communal riots, a Muslim woman leads an elderly Sikh couple whom she’s briefly sheltered to what may be safety. View all 4 comments.

Bhisham Sahni

Teach them to handle the spear. She thought his sentences often had a touch of sarcasm.

He had advanced only a few steps when his right foot sank into something wet and sahnu and he just saved himself from falling. Bhisham Sahni a master story teller sketches the darkness txmas partition through Tamas. They travel on foot all night and the next morning reach a village and knock a door seeking shelter. The General was the one person among the party who had regularly courted imprisonment during the Freedom Movement.

But killing a pig, only the piggery people can kill pigs. The party repeated after Master Ram Das.


By constantly trampling over it, the pig had scattered the garbage and now the stink of rotting food, the foul breath of the pig and the acrid smoke of the lamp hung in the damp room.

Partially based on true events that Sahni himself witnessed in the communal riots during India’s Partition inthe novel follows the life of people from both communities – Hindu and Muslim, and from various classes and backgrounds, as tensions in cities build up. The Congress cannot lead the Muslims. For the last two hours, Nathu had been trying hard to overpower the beast.

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The novel has a sort of episodic structure and some what difficult to find the connection to the last but that does not remove the greatness of this book. But their roots were the same. The khansama standing in the shadows behind the table stepped forward and his red cummerbund shone in the arc of light.

It is about people who lose everything and yet remain human; it is also about people who will give up all they have—their faith, their families, everything—just to stay alive. Stray dogs freely roam the roads of the cantonment and often tamxs rabid and bite people. He must slip away from there. This book is deservedly one of the greatest in Hindi literature. Or, in its frenzy to get its legs released from his hold, it could kick out at him and injure him.

Retrieved 1 Bhusham Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. They saw the old man with the rosary walking towards them, Mehtaji and Bakshiji were standing together trying to gauge the situation and ascertain the cause of the sudden commotion in the lane, when the old man stopped in front of them.


In the morning light one could clearly see their pale, tired faces.

तमस [Tamas]

She had returned from England after a prolonged absence of six months and Richard was anxious that the old story should not repeat itself. Only one or two among them were professionals or belonged to the salaried class. Nathu again thought of his wife.

Our preparations should go on unabated. In when the novel was first published, surprisingly, no such questions were raised. Unfortunately these days 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.

Would she like to spend her time among ruins? As he caressed her hair he felt that the body which he held in his arms at night was now nothing more than a lump of flesh. He will pass for a real cock!

The grave-diggers would get roaring drunk at night and start raving, frightening Nathu who lived in a nearby hovel with his wife. I do not think it is a very good piece of literature, but Tamas should be read and studied by anyone who wants to explore a perspective on the partition other than a British one.

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