Madhushala is certainly the most famous poetry of Harivansh Rai Bachchan, and it propelled him into intense limelight relatively early in his literature journey. Dr Harivanshrai Bachchan is India’s leading Hindi poet – a confidante of the Nehrus. The core of this book is a long sequence called Madhushala (the house of. Best poems of Harivansh Rai Bachchan Poems Collection,Madhubala:Harivansh Rai Bachchan,Hindi Poems-Madhubala by Harivansh Rai.

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The poet says that he has been making wine poetry of all the nice feelings and experiences of his life.

Cashback will be credited as Amazon Pay balance within 10 days. An Autobiography by Harivansh Rai Bachchan, he states that “imitations or parodies of Madhushala had begun to appear immediately after its first public reading: Great use of language and stood the test of time. In mqdhubala period, he came under the influence of the independence movement, then under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi.

Madhubala – Harivansh Rai Bachchan

And of course some of those expressions have found a way into other Hindi poems and songs since then. It would have given me a better understanding of the text. But before he becomes ash, he has one request; to not bury him or set his corpse on fire, to not wet his lips with nectar of any kind, to not register his name anywhere, to not inform his links to madhunala material world.


The poem endorses life, not alcoholism. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. However she died ten years later in after a long spell of TB at just 24 years of age. I would give 4. I love it so much.

How a Poet Who Had Never Had Alcohol Mesmerised Us About a Madhushala

Bachchan was nominated to the Rajya Sabha in and received the Sahitya Akademi award three years later. Also, the stanzas are not completely independent, they are themes and allusions that the neighbouring stanzas share, so having 6 stanzas together on a double page helps.

This is the best work done by Mr. You will find the tavern. The poet’s cinema-star son Amitabh Bachchan was not very far off the mark when he said that the kind of stardom he enjoyed today, had come his father’s way a long time back. You can’t ask for anything more from a book which is so good to read and beautiful to recite or abchchan.

Aur Bachchan saahab khud hee likhatee hain “jiski aisee ruchi thi usko vaisee lagee madhushala”.

The voice of this rebel Hindi poet who had did not fear to write about the rejection of tradition and religion, went silent on the night on January 18, Dipping his pen into the inky blue of his heart, our vagabond scribbles; scribbles away the humdrum with a humming cornucopia of thoughts that demands nothing but a mere glass of wine in his favourite tavern, to bloom.


Harivanshrai Bachchan must have published some 30 collections of his poetry. This appeals to novice poetry readers as well as veterans.

It was also one the first pieces of Hindi poetry that was set to music, with its best-selling cassettes and CDs attracting generations of listeners. Where can I get the English translation of Madhushala? Is Madhushala by Dr. The meaning of “Madhushala” that is interpreted is so subtle, so intricately woven, so finely balanced, that at times the literal reading of a few verses came across as a shock.

His wife Teji Bachchan died four years later inat the age of Madiraley jaane ko ghar se. Yet bachchhan is known mostly for his poetic trilogy of Madhushaala, Madhubaala and Madhukalash, and more so for the first of these.

If you are familiar with Persian poetry, have read Rumi etc. See and discover other items: My favourite verses are:. These two lines of the book themselves say about the book. I find the quality of book is excellent, page quality is very supreme.