Like the old man, which I am, I found myself yearning for the time, no, not the time, for the life that has gone by. Not my own biological, chronological life, but the life of the place where I was born. - Amitabh Bagchi (Half the night is gone )
Rarely we come across a book which portrays the lives of the typical north- Indians in the past to this nearly terrific present.. Half the night is gone is truly amazing with Vishwanath, the Sahitya Akademi Award Winner in his early seventies realising the mistakes made in life because of the anger that boggled inside him in the present day narrating the story of Lala Motichand, his three sons, his wives and his servants.. The way the author has tried to mix the two events is the best part ! Mention of the Dohas from the Ramcharitmanas, mention of the Urdu verses by Ghalib and other great poets are so brilliantly place in the book !
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