His son is India’s best-known cinema superstar – Amitabh Bachchan. The core of this book is a long sequence called Madhushala (the house of wine) which. Madhushala (Hindi: मधुशाला) (The Tavern/The House of Wine) is a book of Is Madhushala by Dr. Bachchan a blueprint of ultimate religion? Views . Madhushala is certainly the most famous poetry of Harivansh Rai Bachchan, and it propelled him into intense limelight relatively early in his literature journey.

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

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Harivash Rai Bachchan would introduce himself with these lines. Madhushala was part of his trilogy inspired by Omar Khayyam ‘s Rubaiyatwhich he had earlier translated into Hindi.

Want to Read saving…. Oct 19, Ayush rated it it was amazing.

And with every glass, and one more, the thirst gets full and yet remains a bit hungry. The poem endorses life, not alcoholism. The text has also been choreographed for stage performances. Without an effort, you can’t win accolades, people who try never really lose.

Mitti ka tan, masti ka man, kshan-bhar jivan — mera parichay. The highly metaphorical work is bacnchan celebrated for its deeply Sufi incantations and philosophical undertones [1] and is an important work in the Chhayavaad Neo-romanticism literary bacchchan of early 20th century Hindi literature.


There are total Chaupai 4-line verses and every one ‘Madhushala’ is not necessarily a tavern. What a comparison with life. The publication of the work in brought Harivanshrai Bachchan instant fame, and his own recitation of the poems became a “craze” at poetry symposiums. Return to Book Page.

Secondly, I am also quite a novice when it comes to poetry. The translation probably will spoil even the title – wine-house? Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Other than writing, she loves listening to the stories told by her six year old daughter.

He was called bachchan meaning ‘child-like’ at home.

मधुशाला by Harivansh Rai Bachchan

Harivanshrai was nominated to the Indian Rajya Sabha in and received the Sahitya Akademi award three years later. The poet’s cinema-star son Amitabh Bachchan was not very far off the mark when he said that the kind of stardom bachcgan enjoyed today, had come his father’s way a long time back.

As a poet is famous for his poem Madhushala a bar selling alcoholic drinks. Bachchan has conveyed so many messages with this book.


Today marks the th birth anniversary of the illustrious poet, whose memories are etched deep in our bxchchan. Poem touches various philosophical and pragmatic aspects of life and societal norms. So ye For a change, I picked this up as it has rave reviews and I personally like Harivansh bachchan’s work.

8 heartfelt quotes by Harivansh Rai Bachchan that will make you look at life in a new way

About Harivansh Rai Bachchan. Bachchan was nominated to the Rajya Sabha in and received the Sahitya Akademi award three years later.

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