Gunaho Ka Devta by Dharamvir Bharati
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
One of the best book I have ever read. Surely the best book I have read in Hindi. I wish to read this again. The story make you think/realize many things. It shakes you from inside. The characters Sudha and Chander are still live in my memory. I can't explain the relation between between Sudha and Chander and there is no way to explain it, you have to read whole story for this. The relation build itself along with story. They themselves don't know how it all started between them. They have obligation/command over each other. Then the sad part starts which breaks you apart. Sudha a very playful and happy girl was married to a good guy by not Chander. Chander was responsible for this or I can't say it was Chander actually it is society and it's unsaid rules. Chander sacrifice has no comparision that's why the book name Gunaho ka Devata. His sacrifice made him Devata but he was completely broken, hollow from inside.
In the novels foreword, Dharamvir Bharti has wrote, "While writing this novel I experienced the feeling one has during depressing moments when he prays ferevently, with full faith.... It appears as if the very same prayer has been ingrained in my heart and I am still repeating it..."
Whatever I say here can't be sufficient or can't judge the greatness of the book you must read this and before starting this book make sure you don't have any commitment for as long as you take to read this because you will not be able to pause your reading. The book addicts you to read it more and more.
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