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Not a full-fledged book, but a short story. Munshi Premchands Shatranj ke Khiladi (The Chess Players) is set in the last days of Nawab Wajid Ali Shahs Awadh. In 1856, Lucknow plays and gambles, dances and drinks and whiles away its time in mindless pleasure while the British—and the end of all this luxury—draw nearer. Two noblemen, Mirza Sajjad Ali and Mir Roshan Ali, are the eponymous chess players of the tale: so completely devoted to their daily sessions of chess—beginning in the morning, going on (often even without actually breaking off for refreshments) through the day—that all else is forgotten: home and hearth, wives and households. Even as Lucknow falls about their ears and Wajid Ali Shah is deposed by the British, Mirza and Mir battle on—not against the enemy, but against each other, with the chessboard as their battlefield.

This is an excellent story about obsession and of turning a blind eye and a deaf ear. Of leading a blinkered existence, of refusing to even acknowledge that an unpleasant truth lurks somewhere beyond. Mirza and Mir set up, in the form of their daily games of chess, an illusory world where they fight heated battles, strategizing and thinking and warring to the exclusion of all else. Tragic, satirical, but also so universal, so very true of human nature: ???? ?????? ?? ??? ???? ????? ?? ?? ???? ???? ? ?????, ???????? ????? ?? ????? ?? ????? ??? ????? ?? ???? For Mir and Mirza, the chessboard becomes their real world, the disintegrating, tottering realm about them becomes a dream.

The characterizations are superb, the language very real, the satire brilliant. A fine example of just why Premchand is so highly regarded. If you don’t have the time to read one of his full-length novels, this is a good place to start.
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This is the first hindi feature film of filmmaker Satyajit Ray and second being 'Sadgati'- another adaptation of Premchand's short story. The film is set in on the eve of the Indian rebellion of
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It was a pleasure reading it If it wasn't for your translation I would not have been able to read this story. Many, many thanks. I remember reading this story as a kid. Thank you so much for posting this translation! Hope lovers of Premchand would enjoy reading it. I have used the Hindi version of the story for my translation.

This article will be permanently flagged as inappropriate and made unaccessible to everyone. Are you certain this article is inappropriate? Email Address:. He is one of the most celebrated writers of the Indian subcontinent , [ 1 ] and is regarded as one of the foremost Hindustani writers of the early twentieth century. A novel writer, story writer and dramatist, he has been referred to as the " Upanyas Samrat " "Emperor among Novelists" by some Hindi writers. His works include more than a dozen novels, around short stories, several essays and translations of a number of foreign literary works into Hindi.

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Premchand also made the Urdu version titled "Shatranj ki bazi". The story depicts decadent royalty of Central North India. It is set around the life of the last independently ruling Nawab noble Wajid Ali Shah and concludes with the British annexation of the Nawab's kingdom of Awadh in The two main characters are the aristocrats Mirza Sajjad Ali and Mir Raushan Ali who are deeply immersed into playing chess. Their desire for the game destroys the competency of the characters, and makes them irresponsible in their duties towards their families and society.


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