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Diamond Pocket Books (P) Ltd., 2005 - Hindi fiction - 272 pages
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An extremely heart touching book from the golden writer of Hindi literature 'Premchand', Gaban depicts the unsaid hunger of jewellery in a common woman's heart. She can go to any extent for an ornament. But even then she cares about her family and her husband. But the main weak point of the husband is that he couldn't say the truth for a long time. He did a lot of unfair things in order to see his wife happy with jewellery. This was the extent of his timidness or better we say his unexpectation of getting ashamed in front of his wife that he even gulped down government money, not actually but apparently. But, this is not the only issue shown. A lot more characters with different personalities, nature and attitude have been used to move the storyline so nicely that at many times their presence becomes indispensable.
However, the novel has been fully able to demonstrate the conditions of the then rural society of the country. A great work by a great person. The novel is a must-read one.

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A sorrowful novel reflecting the poor conditions of British Indians.
120 OUT OF 120!!!

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