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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Catch hold of one of them. Mehtaji, you’re in the habit of pulling up others but you’re yourself the worst defaulter. All the invaders from the North came through this valley.

It is a prophetic warning against the use of religion as a weapon to gain and perpetuate political power. Holding the knife aloft in his left hand, he cautiously moved to the middle of the ta,as. Then he pointed his riding crop towards a mountain. The moon hhisham come out, softening and rearranging the perspective of the familiar scene around him. But now the chimes seemed to descend from heaven. Return to Book Page.

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She wished she could display sani same interest in a subject that was so dear to his heart. Retrieved 23 December With Independence and till the 11th.

The motivations of murder were far more complex than simplistic narratives of religious clashes – the latter being stereotyped – not that religion wasn’t involved – but that it was not the only thing of consequence involved. Noted Writer, Nirmal Verma, stated, “If we see a long gallery of unmatched characters in his stories and novels, where each person is present with his class and family; pleasures and pains of his town and district; the sxhni world of perversions and contradictions; it is because the reservoir of his Bhisham Sahni’s experience was vast and abundant.


Behind the graveyard stood the huts inhabited by low bhlsham grave diggers.

Kashmirilal and Shanker looked at Bakshiji, astounded. Why do you keep joking with me? Stray dogs spread epidemics.

Men are killed while women are the victims of torture and the author does mention how the men offer to kill their wives first and also writes about how the women jump into the well one after the other to save themselves from being bhksham.

I can’t really say if I thoroughly enjoyed the book partly because, I decided to read it in Tamxs and because of that ended up stretching the book for too long that it lost its charm. Bakshiji and Hayat Baksh are made vice presidents of Aman Committee.

Their arms around each other, they went into the dining room. Brisham Sahni, came as a refugee to India from West Punjab now in Pakistan and the story is perhaps partly autobiographical.


The situation is so severe that the government has to call in ssahni army in order to calm the surging rage of the people. You must have some regard for elders. He had seen stray pigs hovering over garbage heaps. Chapter 5 The veil of darkness had started lifting, when, wending its way through the labyrinth of tortuous lanes, the singing party reached Sahnl mohalla.

तमस [Tamas]

He did it just to mask his uncertainty. With the termination of the meeting, Vanprasthiji had not climbed down from his seat; he was still sitting there, looking very tense.

A whiff of stench assailed his nostrils. She regarded Richard as a highly learned and efficient man and suspected that he had a poor opinion of her, that he bhjsham h. Tamas along with Khushwant Singh’s Train to Pakistan are excellent accounts of those turbulent times. You know, every day I receive reports from various departments.

We shall go to a different place every weekend. Its small tail curled over its back like a whiplash. A cow was stampeding in their direction, a man brandishing a lathi in hot pursuit.