Read exclusive stories by Harishankar Parsai only on Find all exclusive news stories (bylines) written by Harishankar Parsai on recent incidents. Harishankar Parsai never lowers his intensity whatever work it is. His books are filled with short satirical stories covering from politics, to religion, to human. All his writing are classic hindi literature and much ahead of its time. Here are my favourites. मे नर्क से बोल रहा हूँ ठिठुरता हुआ गणतंत्र अकाल.
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Harishankar Parsai brilliantly satirises traditional Indian society in his short stories.
His pursuits of the former land him on the Moon where he pays a visit to train their lackadaisical police force. Although Parsai makes fun of how police systems work in the country, he is also asserting harishsnkar courts still hold the upper hand and have survived from being manipulated by the state. He finds the lack of a Hanuman temple in the police stations on the Moon deeply disturbing and instructs them to put up shrines without delay. He also reduces the salaries of all the policemen in order to bring them out of their lazy attitude and make them catch some criminals.
Storiez in this country are underpaid which, in a way, forces them to look for alternate means of income. This mostly ends up in them engaging in bribery from truck drivers to real estate agents and diplomats. It has become commonplace for the police to resort to custodial torture in order to extract information and to detain people against the writs which have been enshrined in the Constitution.
At that time, it becomes crucial for them to keep their harishaankar moral duty at bay and listen to harishan,ar the top dogs say.
Satire in Harishankar Parsai’s stories – Udipto Phukan
The justice system is pretty much the same and custodial torture is glorified in Bollywood movies like Singham. Somehow, it seems really cool to see Ajay Devgn haeishankar the living daylight out of someone. The crowd shouts and whistles at this form of instant justice.
The premise is set behind a man who goes on a fast because he is unable to marry a married woman, who he apparently likes. Why does he fast?
When great sadhus and babas can fast, why should the common folk stay behind? Parsai goes on to highlight several other issues as well.
The most prominent one being the mindless discrimination that is directed towards women in Indian society. Radhika Prasad is the woman Bannu has his eyes on. Bannu is regarded as a hero after stories of his past life where he was a sadhu married to Radhika Prasad emerge from a certain Swami Rasanand.
Section gets imposed and everything comes to a standstill. After several days of deadlock and bus burnings, a resolution is finally formed and although Banni is unable to marry Radhika Prasad, he gets a ticket to contest in the upcoming elections. This issue involved the sentiments of millions of people. Any reader can point out the satirical attacks that Parsai makes in the garb of carefully crafted humour and a fun-filled storyline. Again, this story garishankar appeared in and inwe have blind followers of babas like Ram Rahim Singh.
Sure we have Aadhar cards and multi-billion dollar scams now but deep in our hearts, we still prasai like puppets in the threads of religion, superstition, patriarchal notions and conservatism.
I am still on the path hraishankar discover new ideas, ideologies, writing, music, knowledge and beer. So don’t expect a lot. Say parsia if you feel like, I have never bitten anyone till date. View all posts by Udipto Phukan.
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