Krishan Chander was born in in a family originally hailing from Wazirabad, now in Pakistani Punjab, and later settled in Lahore. This enabled the young Chander to partake of the cos-mopolitan culture prevalent in the city, to which he would return repeatedly in his short stories and nostalgically remember till the end of his life. Krishan Chander not only produced an astonishing oeuvre of about 30 collections of short stories and 20 novels, but was also a brilliant essayist and involved in the film industry. Chander was also the closest among all the PWA stalwarts to realising the progressive ideals in literature. He believed in the ascendancy of a socialist society and throughout his life dedi-cated his efforts to helping the marginalised, the peasants and the workers, as well as writers and artists; in fact, his house often served as a home to the latter.
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The secret of artistic beauty is not in the narration of beauty, but in the comparison of beauty and ugliness; in the struggle which is a component of the imperfections of the impurity produced by the feudal system and a beautiful environment. No one would be able to imagine my happiness. They found out that the Foreign Affairs Department had prohibited the cutting of the tree. His statue has also been erected in the middle of the garden.
The stories of him humiliated its readers and raise questions what their consideration jrishan their society. Krishan Chander Sahitya Akademi- India — pages.
Physical Description p. Kroshan, at least two literary seminars were held in Lahore to pay homage to Chander, while in India, more attention was paid to the birth shorh celebrations of Khwaja Ahmad Abbas, himself a prominent member of the PWA but more known as a social-realist filmmaker and Begum Akhtar, the legendary ghazal songbird of Lucknow, both born in like Krishan Chander.
In the preface to a collection of his stories on Kashmir, he dwelled on the reasons for the popularity of his Kashmir stories:. Chander was born in BharatpurRajasthan where his father worked as a doctor. The road is silent and desolate. The Giver of Grain — an obsequious appellation used by Indian peasants for their feudal land-ownerswas made into the film Dharti Ke Lal by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas — which led to his being offered work regularly as a screenwriter by Bollywoodincluding such populist hits as Mamta and Sharafat It is a sharp comment on the injustices ordinary people have to face on a daily basis:.
In my angriest moments, I often think about what will happen if I have a chance to blow the road up with dynamite. Do see to the right and left sides of the bridge and then ask your-selves which way is it you want to go? Sometimes I wish to dance naked on the road and shout at the top of my voice that I am not human, am mad, that I hate humans.
If your car ever crosses this side, please do see these six saris which are hanging on the left side of the Mahalaxmi Bridge; and then see those bright silk saris too which the dhobis have hung up to dry on the right side of the same bridge, and which belong to hcander where the owners of factories with high chimneys and those with high salaries live.
Moreover, unlike many other of his fellow comrades, he was actively involved in practical socialist politics, like his presidency of the bhangis Union and his membership of the Socialist Party. It is an answer of what kind of life many of Indian has, even!
He was a humanist and a cosmopolitan. Krishan Chander was born in in a family originally hailing from Wazirabad, now in Pakistani Punjab, and later settled in Lahore. To include a comma in your tag, surround the tag with double quotes. Dear reader, krihsan ads enable us to deliver the journalism you value. Please support us by taking a moment to turn off Adblock on Dawn. Two years later when Krishen ji, in cohort with me wanted to give similar honour to K. Chander was born years ago, earlier this week, in in a family originally hailing from Wazirabad, now in Pakistani Punjab, which later on settled in Lahore, enabling the young Chander to partake deeply of the cosmopolitan culture prevalent in the city, to which he would return repeatedly in his short-stories and nostalgically remember right till the end of his long life.
His eyelids were lifeless and a long line of ants was going into his mouth. Chander was also the closest among all the PWA stalwarts to realising the progressive ideals in literature. Which stories saw the the biggest audience in the last 12 months? Krishan ChandarSahitya Akademi. None of your libraries hold this item. Catalog Record: Krishan Chander : selected short stories Hathi Trust Digital Library In the s he studied at Forman Christian College and edited the English section of the college house magazine, and was at that time interested in English writings.
Chander not only produced an astonishing oeuvre of about 30 collections of short-stories and 20 novels in his long life, but was also krihsan brilliant essayist and remained involved with the Indian film world. Law-rence ; and fromhe begins to be influenced by the great wars of national liberation against colonialism in India and across the world, and dreams avidly of socialist revolution. Open to the public ; An issue related to kirshan opportunism is the inefficiency and insensitivity of bureaucracies in the subcontinent.
During my speech, I said to the students: In he was in the grip of romantic ideas; from onwards he makes it a priority to encap-sulate the realities of life in his work this is also the phase that his fictional work is losing its previous abstraction, perhaps due to the influence of James Joyce, Ezra Pound and D. Related Posts
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