Thursday, January 26, 2012 by IUnknown
Wishing You All a Happy Republic Day 

Hello Friends,

Today I complete the two years of my association with Books & Comics. I am posting one of the remaining 3D comics with me. You will need Anaglyph 3D glasses to read this comics.  I hope you enjoy it.

Sunday, January 15, 2012 by PBC
Enjoy Sunday strips by Ralph Reese Bruce Jones & Gray Morrow (1990–1991)!
I think, it's S178 - "Princess Simila" (10/14/90 to 8/11/91). 

The contributor "Durgesh Velhal" says:
hello sir, these strips are collected from newspaper. 4 strips are missing, but that's not my fault because the newspaper had skipped those strips.

Mediafire Link (1600 px width)
Saturday, January 14, 2012 by PBC
Before I start posting some rare strips, sharing a Hindi book for online reading. It's a worth book for collection. If you read this book once, always like to open again and again.

Two words about this book: Raag Darbari (Melody of the Court, one of the ragas, 1968) is one of the most famous Hindi novels written by Srilal Shukla, an author known for his social and political satire. 

Shrilal Shukla (1925 - 2011), an IAS officer, is renowned for his objective and purposive satire in contemporary Hindi fiction. In 1957, he published his first novel, Sooni Ghat ka Sooraj (The Sun of a Desolate Valley) followed by a series of satires Amgada Ka Pamva (Angada's Foot) in 1958. His Raag Darbari  is the first satirical novel of its kind in Hindi spanning a wide spectrum of post-Independence rural India, specifically Avadh. It was Shrilal Shukla who took wit, irony and sarcasm to great heights in Hindi literature. He was awarded the Sahitya Academy Award, the highest Indian literary award, in 1970 for this novel.

Novel on deteriorating values in the cities of India as compared to the village life. The novel highlights the failing values present in post-Independence Indian society. It exposes the helplessness of intellectuals in the face of a strong and corrupt nexus between criminals, businessmen, police and politicians. Though a lot has changed in 40+ years since the book was first written, but you can see almost everything even today. The core of our society has not changed. 
Page 1: शहर का किनारा। उसे छोड़ते ही भारतीय देहात का महासागर शुरू हो जाता था। वहीं एक ट्रक खड़ा था। उसे देखते ही यकीन हो जाता था, इसका जन्म केवल सड़कों के साथ बलात्कार करने के लिए हुआ है। जैसे कि सत्य के होते हैं, इस ट्रक के भी कई पहलू थे। पुलिसवाले उसे एक ओर से देखकर कह सकते थे कि वह सड़क के बीच में खड़ा है, दूसरी ओर से देखकर ड्राइवर कह सकता था कि वह सड़क के किनारे पर है। चालू फैशन के हिसाब से ड्राइवर ने ट्रक का दाहिना दरवाज़ा खोलकर डैने की तरह फैला दिया था। इससे ट्रक की खूबसूरती बढ़ गई थी, साथ ही यह खतरा मिट गया था कि उसके वहाँ होते हुए कोई दूसरी सवारी भी सड़क के ऊपर से निकल सकती है। .........
 ............ आज रेलवे ने उसे धोखा दिया था। स्थानीय पैसेंजर्स ट्रेन को रोज की तरह दो घण्टा लेट समझकर वह घर से चला था, पर वह सिर्फ डेढ़ घण्टा लेट होकर चल दी थी। शिकायती किताब के कथा-साहित्य में अपना योगदान देकर और रेलवे अधिकारियों की निगाह में हास्यास्पद बनकर वह स्टेशन से बाहर निकल आया था। ..........
 Every page of the book has humour. The language and humour stood out everywhere, both in dialogue and in narration.

Note: The English translation published by Penguin Books is also available. Didn't read translated version myself, so just check before buying.

Powered by Blogger.