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Half a Rupee Stories Twenty Five Fascinating Stories From The Inimitable GulzarA Suicide Bomber In A Small Town Plans Out Her Last Day, Getting Herself Photographed Before She Goes And Blows Up The Prime Minister A Drunkard In A Mumbai Slum Tries To Compete With The Torrential Rain, Even As It Washes His Dwelling Away An Army Man At The Border Has Become So Accustomed To Speaking Over The Wireless That He Ends Every Sentence With Over And In The Title Story, A Cop Drags A Dead Cow From Vinayak Rao Patwardhan Road To The Adjoining Bapu Road, Since The Latter Is So Much Easier To SpellFrom Real Life Stories About Javed Akhtar, Sahir Ludhianvi And Kuldip Nayyar To Tales Set In Kashmir, In The Hinterland, In The Modern Megapolis And On The LoC, From Anecdotes Of Love And Betrayal To Fables Of Courage And Conviction, This Is An Enthralling Collection Available In English For The Very First Time

About the Author: गुलज़ार

1 , , , , , , , , , , , , 1962 , 1963 , 1972 , 1997 , 2002 2003 Sampooran Singh Kalra Punjabi , Hindi , Urdu known popularly by his pen name Gulzar Punjabi , Hindi , Urdu , is an Indian poet, lyricist and director He primarily writes in Hindi Urdu and has also written in Punjabi and several dialects of Hindi such as Braj Bhasha, Khariboli, Haryanvi and Marwari Gulzar was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2004 for his contribution to the arts and the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2002 He has won a number of National Film Awards and Filmfare Awards In 2009, he won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for Jai Ho in the film Slumdog Millionaire 2008 On 31 January 2010, the same song won him a Grammy Award in the category of Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Gulzar s poetry is partly published in three compilations Pukhraj, Raat Pashminey Ki and Pandrah Paanch Pachattar His short stories are published in Raavi paar also known as Dustkhat in Pakistan and Dhuan.

10 thoughts on “Half a Rupee Stories

  1. says:

    That Gulzar is a magician with words is a given Notwithstanding his contribution to Bollywood, Gulzar has written soul stirring poetry in Hindi and Urdu that can give you goosebumps I came across this book while I was reading one of his fabulous poems online Without giving it a second thought, I ordered for the book And let me tell you, I was not disappointed.Half a Rupee Stori

  2. says:

    My rating is not for the book as such It is for two heartwarming stories Ghugu and Jamuni Oh What a lovely lovely tale A bird in love with a kite A story that will be in my heart forever.Even if you skip the whole book it is ok, but don t miss this love storyThe Charioteer At first you might feel sorry for Maruti who works asa sweeper in a ferry and has a hard life But when he gets ba

  3. says:

    The translation killed the stories for me

  4. says:

    Not exactly a masterpiece I hoped for 2 5 Half a Rupee Stories is little book of short stories consisting of 25 stories divided into 8 parts, each having a motif of it s own I have been eagerly waiting to read it, reason being the amazing title and a wizard of words Gulzar allied to it but the moment I started I realized not every glitter is gold I enjoyed only few of the narratives I feel the stor

  5. says:

    Half a Rupee Stories is a brilliant translation of Gulzar Saab s works by Sunjoy Shekhar In this choicest collection of short stories Gulzar Saab , like always, weaves his magic of raconteuring Encompassing stories from the length and breadth of his homeland i.e from the panic stricken valleys of Kashmir, the skirmishes along the barbed borders of India and Pakistan , the fierce battle for existence in th

  6. says:

    Half a rupee is a collection of 25 short stories penned by the great poet and lyricist, Gulzar.Gulzar is a magician He pours his magic in his words These stories will make your heart glow and give u a strange sort of felicity The powerful alchemy of his storytelling transforms the atthanni half a rupee into a rupaiya.Moreover the translator of this book also did a good job in translation He made it too simple ,w

  7. says:

    Gulzar A good storyteller is the conscious keeper of a nationWalk through the pages of a book and you ll find charactersLike old friends In the corridors of timeA large part of me still lives on that side of the borderMy roots still remain on the other sideJaved AkhterPoetry flows in his veins J Krishnamurti. History would be read and then repeatedDreams heed no border, the eyes sees no visas With eyes shut I walk acro

  8. says:

    Atthani would be too much to pay for this sentimental drivel When he isn t namedropping, Gulzar presents us with excruciatingly crude caricatures of the picturesque poor He s trying so hard to be like Manto, esp the story Hilsa where a murdered gangrape victim s eyes are compared to that of a fish on the chopping board of a coy Bengali housewife Manto had compared the necrophiliac energies of Partition violence to thanda ghos

  9. says:

    Probably Gulzar is better off writing poems I couldn t manage to complete the book And then the translation is awful Somebody should have been paid to proof read the grammar Overall, the book is just like the title half baked

  10. says:

    Only a story or two had an impact on me, others compelled me to keep the book back in the shelf.

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