কাবুলিওয়ালা

Set in the early twentieth century Kolkata Kabuliwala delicately explores the bonds of friendship affection and parting in the relationship between a middle aged Pathan trader and a five year old Be

  • Title: কাবুলিওয়ালা
  • Author: Rabindranath Tagore
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 477
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  • Set in the early twentieth century Kolkata, Kabuliwala delicately explores the bonds of friendship, affection and parting in the relationship between a middle aged Pathan trader and a five year old Bengali girl It is a simple tale of a father s love for his daughter and the transfer of that love to another little girl It is a love that transcends the borders of race, relSet in the early twentieth century Kolkata, Kabuliwala delicately explores the bonds of friendship, affection and parting in the relationship between a middle aged Pathan trader and a five year old Bengali girl It is a simple tale of a father s love for his daughter and the transfer of that love to another little girl It is a love that transcends the borders of race, religion and language.Kabuliwala which literally means The Kabuli Man better known in English as The Fruitseller from Kabul , is a story about the ancient and romantic friendship between India and Kabul city.

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    1. A poster of the film "Kabuliwala" (1961) elder brother had shown me the film "Kabuliwala" in the early '60s at the Minerva Cinema in Calcutta when we were both schoolboys. I remembered little of the black & white film except that it showed the friendship between an Afghan man from Kabul and a Bengali girl. Much later I came to know that it starred Balraj Sanhi, one of the best actors of Indian cinema, as Kabuliwala. Around the same time I also came to know that the short story was written by [...]

    2. This is a great short story. I love anything that tells a story of a father and daughter. I felt sad for the Kabuliwala, for people think bad of him. Even if he has done something wrong, I think he is one great father to his child. I love how he and Mini has become friends which I think solely reminds him of his own daughter. The stories and laughter they shared was heart warming.Years may have passed some not good things happen to him but still he didn't forget about the little one. The end kin [...]

    3. What can I say about Rabindaranath Tagore? I implore Mr. Tagore for not having the best words for his story. The story was brief,simple and fascinating. The innocence of story is remarkable. After reading I can say that every person is like Kabuliwala finding a part of himself(dream,love etc) in others. Hence we all are connected.

    4. It’s so easy to know you are in love yet so difficult to explain. A plethora of mixed emotions run through your heart and mind, inexplicable ones. It makes you restless, your heart skips at times like a watchful timid deer, at times an invisible needle pricks it causing a sweet pain, a pain you want to elude from but somehow enjoy it, when day dreaming is not an option but inadvertently becomes a need, a time when what you think and what you say are poles apart. You attempt to read a book but [...]

    5. the stories collection by the greatest literary person is so far one of the best reads for me.The stories are just more insightful than anything else.All stories tell you something, take you to the depth and bring out the required moral that need to be told in a friendly and firm way.The short stories collection, however, makes you think more and more as they're so short and sweet that you expect more and more.These stories are the reason why the author was awarded Nobel Prize. No doubt, his wri [...]

    6. This was so beautifully worded. I was a little surprised when I saw the story was so short. I didn't realize it was a short story until I downloaded it. It really touched my heart and made me feel very happy. I actually postponed watching the movie when my Mother asked me to because it goes against one of my rules as a reader.'Always read the book first. Always.'Well, now that I've read it, I think I'll go watch the movie now.

    7. A heart-wrenching story about a little girl whose talkativeness annoys her mother and (sometimes) her father, but wholly accepted by a poor fruit seller (aka the Cabuliwallah). (view spoiler)[Prejudiced, the girl's parents, to various degrees, think badly of the fruit seller and at one point, the Cabuliwallah gets jailed. Time passes and girl then grows up into a woman and the Cabuliwallah is forgotten until the day of her wedding day. It is at this moment that the Cabuliwallah realizes that he [...]

    8. There can be no substitute for the joy one derives from childhood memories. Wish I get those days back :)

    9. The story is set in the early twentieth century Kolkata. Kabuliwala delicately explores the bonds of friendship, affection and parting in the relationship between a middle-aged Pathan trader and a five year old Bengali girl. It is a simple tale of a father’s love for his daughter and the transfer of that love to another little girl. It is a love that transcends the borders of race, religion and language.

    10. I Liked the story. it was pretty fascinating. i could somehow relate it with my childhood experiences.i admire the father child relation depicted and also the friendship between the 'kabuliwala' and mini.just like the typical indian mothers, mini's mother is also over protective for her daughter and asks her husband to be cautious as welle ending to story is also pretty well. the girl is grown up with same cultures as other girls and has same morals.

    11. One of my earliest reads and a famous Tagore story. I tell you story-telling is an ancient Indian art dating back to Panchatantra of 3000 BC. ANd in the modern era, it is the Bengali authors who have carried forward that tradition. A deeply moving story.

    12. Difficile de trouver les mots juste pour rendre hommage à un tel chef-d'oeuvre ! J'ai découvert Rabindranath Tagore, prix Nobel 1913, en cherchant des classiques de la littérature indienne. Kabuliwallah (qui désigne un marchand ambulant originaire d'Afghanistan) est un recueil de vingt-deux récits, tous éblouissants de beauté et d’humanité. Première nouvelle, L’Histoire du ghāt, où le lecteur réalise rapidement que le récit est porté par le ghāt du Gange lui même, cet ensembl [...]

    13. समीक्षा: 'काबुलीवाला' रविंद्रनाथ टैगोर के बहुचर्चित कथाओं में से एक है। मैंने यह कहानी 'साहित्य के विविध रंग' नामक कथा संकलित पुस्तक में पढ़ी। कहानी के मुख्य पात्र मिनी और काबुलीवाला है। कहानी [...]

    14. I bought the book cuz i had heard about kabuliwaala as a kid and always wanted to read it. This book is a collection of short stories by Tagore, who is one of the best authors of human emotion you can ever come across. The way he blends pathos with the perspective of the character is way too good, he shows you the mindset of the person in a way that you get very sentimental about the person's decisions and the ultimate fate they bring.The stories are beautiful, the translation is masterclass wit [...]

    15. As I really enjoyed the variety of the stories, as well as a very new perspective on '' India'' (meaning reading about it from an Indian author), I found it redundant to encounter the same dead-end in most of them. However, this may be because I am not so used to reading short stories altogether. Very interesting book and each story was very easy to read!

    16. Attains maturity forgets her nostalgic childhood in oneside.Seperated father from her child with her hand-print inked in a paper on other side#When_Are_You_Going_To_Your_Father-in-law's_Home??

    17. This is the second book I've read by Tagore. Never thought I'd enjoy reading something which has been written a century ago. Its evident that things haven't changed much for women since then. Overall an excellent read.

    18. What can I say's a beautiful story of a friendship unmarked by age difference. My first of Tagore and more to come hopefully.

    19. JUST TRYING TO UNDERSTAND THE STORY NOT VERY CONVERSANT IN BENGALI.HINDI SPEAKINGSTILL TRYING TO UNDERSTAND THE ENGLISH STORYTHE KABULIWALA/RABINDRANATH TAGORE

    20. Beautiful words, beautiful portrayal of characters and images, dramatic and pensive in a perfect weight. This is way too good.

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