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Buy Shatranj Ke Khiladi (Hindi Edition): Read 7 Kindle Store Reviews - Shatranj Ke Khiladi (शतरंज के खिलाड़ी) is a story of two nawabs of Lucknow who are so deeply immersed into playing chess that they forget to protect their. Here is my translation of Premchand's short story 'Shatranj ke Khiladi'. This is sixth of the most popular short stories of Premchand translated by.
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His novels describe the problems of the poor and the urban middle-class. His works depict a rationalistic outlook, which views religious values as something that allows the powerful hypocrites to exploit shatranj ke khiladi premchand weak.
Instead, the two nobles abandon their families and responsibilities, fleeing from Lucknow to play chess in village exile untroubled by greater events.
Ray's basic theme in the film is the message that the detachment of Shatranj ke khiladi premchand ruling classes assisted a small number of British officials and soldiers to take over Awadh without opposition. The need for interaction, I believe, is universal, for the more one interacts the more alive one feels, and the less one interacts the less one lives.
Hope lovers of Premchand would enjoy reading it.
I have used the Hindi version of the story for my translation. Lucknow was drowned in sensuality.
Shatranj ke Khiladi - Wikipedia
The big and small, the rich and the poor — all were sunk in it. Some were engrossed in dance and music; some just revelled in the drowsiness induced by opium.
Love of pleasure dominated every aspect of life. Shatranj ke khiladi premchand administration, in literature, in social life, in arts and crafts, in business and industry, in cuisine and custom — sensuality ruled everywhere.
The state officials were absorbed in fun and pleasure, poets in descriptions of love and separation, artisans in zari and chikan work, businessmen in dealings in surma, perfumes and cosmetics. All were drowned in sensual pleasures. No one knew what was happening around the world.
Quail fights were on. Rings were being readied for partridge fights. Somewhere the game of chausar was being played, with its attendant shouts on the winning throw.
Elsewhere a pitched chessboard battle was on. From the king to the pauper — all were engrossed in these pleasures. So much so, that if beggars shatranj ke khiladi premchand money in alms, they preferred to spend it on opium or its extract rather than bread.
People subscribing to this thesis can be found even today. So if Mirza Sajjad Ali and Mir Roshan Ali spent most of their time sharpening their wits, how could any thoughtful person take exception.
Shatranj ke Khiladi
Both of them were hereditary Jagirdars, free from the worries of a livelihood; they enjoyed their good food without having to work at all. What else could they do? Shatranj ke khiladi premchand would forget whether it was noon, afternoon or evening.
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Repeated messages from inside that food was ready were ignored, and the cook was forced to serve food right there in the room, as the two friends continued their play. Not to speak of the family, even the neighbours and servants shatranj ke khiladi premchand uncharitable comments: God forbid that anyone should get addicted, for it makes a person unfit to do anything.
But she rarely got this opportunity. The game would begin while she was still asleep, and Mirza would come inside only when she had gone to sleep.
However, she would expend her ire upon the servants. Tell them to come and take it themselves. Have they no time for food? Go and throw it to them.