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Shelves: pakistan What a novel, I cannot believe any Indian Muslim would be capable of writing such literature after growing up in a very conservative, Islami, Zia Ul Haqqi Pakistan. No wonder Quratulain Hyder left Pakistan to settle back in India. The novel starts from yeas ago, in the time when Alexander the great and Darius third were fighting it out. Her first hero is a Brahmin barmachariya, who is a talented artist who finds inspiration in a failed romance. The next hero is a Muslim soldier katib, the j What a novel, I cannot believe any Indian Muslim would be capable of writing such literature after growing up in a very conservative, Islami, Zia Ul Haqqi Pakistan. The next hero is a Muslim soldier katib, the jumping a couple of thousand years who is looking to document the history of the land they have become masters off, but are completely frustrated by the lack of any written records of history. History does not seem to be very important with the local people, who only seem to be occupied with accepting all vagaries of life, all masters, abhorring conflict, content to spend their lives in trying to find the meaning of life.
The chapters are divided in no particular order. Thus she set out a literary adventure and started writing a family saga and her own memoirs in the form of a novel, a technique not used before darija Urdu. Refresh and try again. Critics and readers unanimously agree that Aag ka Darya is the greatest Urdu novel ever written. The novel starts from yeas ago, in the time dariay Alexander the great and Darius third were fighting it out.
And she argues for a culture that is inclusive: The third progenitor is an English who comes to India with the famous East India Company to make a fortune. They are in search of their place in the new scheme of things. Not to mention the wealth of information it contains. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. While many people praise it for the scope of its motifs darija the profundity of its characterization, I failed too see how any of this aag true. Open Preview See a Problem?
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An amazing, sui generis book, River of Fire spans two and a half millennia. Set during four Indian epochs the classical, the medieval, the colonial, and the modern post-national , the novel is a medit Never before available in English, River of Fire, originally published as Aag ka Darya in , is without question the most important novel of 20th-century Urdu literature.
Set during four Indian epochs the classical, the medieval, the colonial, and the modern post-national , the novel is a meditation on history and human nature, tracing four souls through time.
Each section is linked by characters who bear, in every period, the same names: Gautam, Champa, Kamal, and Cyril. Gautam appearing first as a student of mysticism at the Forest University of Shravasti in the 4th century B. In different eras, different relations from among the four -- romance and war, possession and dispossession.
Yet together the characters reflect the oneness of human nature: Interweaving parables, legends, dreams, diaries, and letters, Hyder's prose is lyrical and witty. There is really no book like River of Fire. Qurratulain Hyder was awarded the Bharatiya Gnanpith, India's highest literary award, in , and here is her masterpiece, her broadest canvas and her finest art.
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Eliot's Four Quartets. See all 3 questions about River of Fire…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. Sort order. Nov 11, Savir Husain Khan rated it it was amazing. The book starts from the time of Gautama Buddha and ends after the independence of India, pausing at the many crucial epochs of history.
Its a story that waves in time and Characters are woven in such a way that it holds your interest, Book starting from the times when people were leaving their loved ones for intellectual pursuits, just after the death of Gautam Budha. There are four stories that are told during different historical periods.
The second story was set up Islamic era, Kamaluddin is the central character of the story, and Bano, a Muslim, and Champavati, a Hindu, are the women around him. This story happened during the glorious days of Awadh and revolved around its cultural and linguistic superiorities. I didn't find any similarities between these stories accept names used are similar in some stories and you can find some character related similarities such as intellectual and emotional relativeness.
Apart from this all the stories are distinct and set up in different time periods.
View 2 comments. Sep 13, Sunita rated it it was amazing. Four characters of Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim and Christian faith, reappear throughout the novel in various reincarnations but interestingly enough, with the same names. This gives the story a sense of seamless transition, as the turbulent forces of history churn these four characters into a vortex of politics and power.
Despite the breadth of history covered in the novel, Hyder does not shy away from the details. I found the generous descriptions of daily life and customs in early Hindustan very entertaining and colorful. Lucknow takes center stage during the British Raj, Independence and Partition eras. Here, I felt, the story lingered and lost some momentum. Maybe an attempt by the author to wrap up her epic by highlighting what possibly could be her personal experience as she survived this tumultuous phase of Indian history?
This is a book that focuses on the single Indian identity and marginalizes everything that is discordant with it. A must read for every Indian or person interested in Indology! Be warned that if you are not familiar with Indian history, you might find this a very challenging read.
Even for someone well versed in Indian history, this book takes some effort, but is well worth it!
If a novel forces you to stop now and then, and consider your own life and it's extensions and from where it got extended, then there should be no doubt about the eloquent depth of that novel. The story creeps inside you, bit by bit, until it permanently extends itself inside you. For me, such was the experience of reading Aag ka Darya. It demanded a great deal of effort to read it in Urdu, for like most forth generations of the post-colonial countries, our attachment with and command over our l If a novel forces you to stop now and then, and consider your own life and it's extensions and from where it got extended, then there should be no doubt about the eloquent depth of that novel.
It demanded a great deal of effort to read it in Urdu, for like most forth generations of the post-colonial countries, our attachment with and command over our language is pretty shallow. However, such was the eloquence of this novel that the whole mental structure of Urdu got redefined for me, of what Urdu can be and can contain. In short, the effort was well worth it, both in terms of meaning and linguistics.
The emphasis of the poem is on reincarnation, of how the past repeats itself in the future. This theme is carried out throughout the novel by Qurat ul Ain in great depth. The story starts in BC, the age of Chankya, the first Indian philosophical giant the implementations of whom's political and religious philosophy kept the Sub continent united and under control.
Qurat ul Ain Haider emphasis is on the portrayal of such rule from the lenses of the most native people, the subalterns if you will; a theme that is persistent through out the novel. Gautam Nelamber is the character she conjures up to personify those lenses, a character in pursuit of knowledge in the Hindu traditions.
He finds himself at various hamlets and he is bothered by the questions whose horizons lie outside the theological and philosophical discourses that he is taught. Here comes another major theme of this novel, rather a question. Is their an end to loneliness? Is a man destined to be lonely? During the course of over years of incarnations, the philosophies of Buddhism, colonialism , Hinduism , Marxism , Islamism and Nationalism are frequently used in the contextualization of the plots.
If loneliness is a philosophy, then it is the major philosophy behind which all the other philosophies find their place. And thus we advance through the ages, the questions as persistent as ever, the characters being reborn and their thinking being redefined according to time and space, yet the questions persisting and piercing as well. We get to see a very realistic and unbiased discourse of the narratives cultivated in the minds of ordinary citizens regarding colonialism, independence and post colonialism.
At times, Haider also offers insights from the mind of those who are oppressing people. That may be a minor theme as well, how the oppressed or how the people who were so ideologically against oppression tend to do the same things, being molded by the obvious question of surviving in a better way. She also depicts the dilemmas of idealists who have to give up their cherished beliefs of equality and welfare when faced with the practical questions of earning a livelihood.
A novel that evolves in the grey area and does not talk in absolutes is a pretty rare thing in Urdu, and for that Urdu will always be grateful to Qurat ul Ain Haider for that.
Halfway through the novel, I started relating it with 'One hundred years of solitude', the theme of the same repetitive patterns of incarnations being the common factor.
But for me, the weaving around of different ideologies around the lives of ordinary people, portraying the effect of those ideologies on the outlook of their lives and then again how these ordinary people observe the even more ordinary or rather impoverished people in the context of those ideologies was something truly spectacular and something that gives it an edge over one hundred years of solitude.
View all 10 comments. Stay as long as I do in the clash of the impolite conversation and the bowels of Wikipedia, and you'll lose your liking for stability, your need for knowing all. South Asia and the borders of the Middle East are not the only places where this is possible, so if you believe stretching myself too thin has made my recognitions glib when I making comparisons to The Discovery of India an 4.
South Asia and the borders of the Middle East are not the only places where this is possible, so if you believe stretching myself too thin has made my recognitions glib when I making comparisons to The Discovery of India and The Satanic Verses , perhaps, perhaps.
All I can say is that I appreciate how the narrative slows down upon reaching the century of my birth, how the proper formatting of history as tragic was neither glossed over nor uncomplicated with the banality of those who lived it, how my reading of Women Writing in India had its moments in the sun.
Fortune favored my jumping in only after I had imbibed a few footnotes on Upanishads and Mughal and post-partition, so I have her to thank as well. One could get mad at a text for swallowing them whole, but where's the fun in that?
Aren't a thousand years or so technically a plot? Between the first owner of your name and you, how much has changed between the Internet and the Flood? Well, you can't expect a white person like me to render that accurately, can you. I understand the hyphen of the Hinid-Urdu better, and am expecting far more of the likes of Penny Dreadful 's Dr. Jekyll portrayals of Victorian times, but I got less of the upper crust and more of the strata I prefer in texts encountered previous to this.
Such is the bloody shame of the Medieval to the late mid 20th in less than pages, and this would likely not be such a problem if I had recognized more than one or two of the thousand names of fame and infamy swirling around the course of this narrative, but take away the maximalist and I still prefer something more than a rather standard structure.
Four men or so, two to three women of various wives, vamps, and girlfriends in the refrigerator, making for HIStory writ large in the manner I have long lost faith in.
As mentioned previously, though: To the Lighthouse is a love, but placing it alongside this reveals colors of a World the world is led to believe in. They came, they saw, they are conquering, but if you read enough Hyder and all her kith and kind, that last bit is more and more pointless to believe in.
If you think reading this means reading it once, think again. I can't say going out to some of the places mentioned would help my case any, mostly cause I'd likely spend the whole trip crying and be of absolutely no use to anyone or myself.
This is the sort of work that I want and want and want to be a favorite, but that'll only happen if I work and work and work, and even that's not an absolute guarantee. Could I have used more footnotes and end notes and everything in between? Did I disgrace this text through my fumbling engagement? I hope not, but that's not my call to make.
Am I looking forward to the next time, and the next, and the next? Jan 14, Fauziya Reyaz rated it it was amazing. Feb 19, Madhu Bazaz Wangu aag ka dariya novel it liked it. She also depicts the dilemmas of idealists who have to give up their cherished beliefs of equality and welfare when faced ag the practical questions of earning a livelihood. I have not read the Urdu version, but upon reading the English version, I would say the experiment sadly feels too much like aag ka dariya novel.
That invincibility when you know you control all, you can conquer all.
The parts which i understand i did aag ka dariya novel them, especially the first period in which dariyx author talks about the time and people of India and forest university of of Shravasti in the 4th century B. View all 6 comments. I will write my aag review of this book after reading English version of this book. Close to no character development early on. At times, Haider also offers insights from the mind of those who are oppressing people.