Death is not a matter of mourning at the age of 94. In the context of Krishna Sobti, this is mournful and redundant, whose entire life and literature have been an indomitable torch of life, glee and gossip. In recent years, he was reminding me of his very short novel ‘A girl’, an elderly heroine, whose mind and brain did not get any idea of age, any wrinkle of wrinkle.
Apart from this, he was constantly sick in recent times. He was in hospital instead of organizing the Gnanpith award last year. But it is important to understand what was the value of Krishna Sobti and what it means to go. What kind of tradition he has come up with and how he has left the leak.
Krishna Sobti came in the cool pond of a typical woman-writing in Hindi, like a stone that filled the entire pond with the movements. Of course, his earlier heroines also looked independent and self-respecting, searched for their personality, but they were like beautiful dolls, which seem to be good, but those who are not so alive that make us nervous.
Krishna Sobti did the first thing that these dolls were transformed into bodily women and then gave the message which fell like a mirror in the ear of masochism.
After the publication of Krishna Sobti’s novel ‘Mitra Marjani’, a million saved heroes who did not panic about their bodies in the Hindi world, hide them and show their wishes in the Hindi world suddenly found that there is a friend standing between them. There is no hesitation anywhere with his physical nature, he is beaten with his spouse, but the brightness of his personality, the struggle for which is the key to the struggle, will not end like that.
In all the coming years, Krishna Sobti kept writing this life over and over and over again. There are many works such as’ Dare Bichdi ‘,’ Zindaginama ‘,’ Surajkumini Darkness’ ‘,’ Hello Danish ‘,’ Time Sagamam ‘, which, in different characters and stories, repeatedly show their life of Krishna Sobti Unconscious statement kept coming out.
They were not feminists in very intense sense, perhaps even hesitating to put themselves in such an adjective, but their novels opened the Hindi writing window, the Hindi-speaking society showed the world in which being a woman means being goddess or maid No, there are also those who have their own desires, who have their own desires, who have their own frustrations, who have their own failures, but Not Yet that is his ability to fight and live within. Today if Hindi writing of Hindi has created its own place and land, then there is some contribution in the writings of Krishna Sobti.
In fact, Krishna Sobati is the extension of a whole tradition. To understand that we have to go beyond the realm of Hindi. It is not unintentional that in the third decade of the twentieth century, three great writers are born together – Mahasweta Devi, Krishna Sobti and Kurtulan Haider.
All three have a difference of just one year. This brings Amrita Pritam a few years back. And some years ago Ismat Chutteet I do not know, what was the same time in the Indian subcontinent, which were taking shape of these images of rebellion, but these very powerful writers and women hoisted the mantle of Indian humanity, which probably had been imagined by the wrestling these days-
The whispered in the writings of Krishna Sobti, he was also seen in his life. Of course, in the later years, his creations show a shadow of disease and old age but not helpless. In this time of the episode he writes novels such as ‘Time Sagam’ and after that he has been active for more than two decades. There are several dimensions of this activity.
Nearly two years ago, his autobiographical novel ‘From Gujarat Pakistan to Gujarat Hindustan’, in which he tells the story of a small princely state between the tragedy of partition and draws attention to the fact that how many political parties across the border Parsi generate, how he has divided it.
It was probably Jivat that kept Krishna consciously ideologically active. A few years ago when intellectuals of Hindi launched a campaign against rising intolerance in the society and kept a program, they reached the wheelchair there and they underlined the events of ‘Babri to Dadri’.
Whenever he got them, he looked very excited, not only contemporary questions but also looking forward to instantaneous references, and always looked vocal in favor of equality. Two years ago, my last meeting with them was at their home. 92 Before the meeting with Krishna, my wife Smita and I was thinking that they would be weak.
Of course, he was physically weak but could not see any weakness from anywhere and continued to talk about several subjects for two hours. Returning to meet them, we felt that a new memory has already been transmitted within us. They were also immune to memories and equipped with plans. They used to go back to the hospital.
(image credit: Angwaal)