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Icon-edit.gif is lekh ka punarikshan evn sampadan hona avashyak hai. ap isamen sahayata kar sakate hain. "sujhav"

prayag ke sushikshit samaj men pndit devaratn sharma vastav men ek ratn the. shiksha bhi unhonne uchch shreni ki payi thi aur kul ke bhi uchch the. nyayashila gavarnament ne unhen ek uchch pad par niyukt karana chaha, par unhonne apani svatntrata ka ghat karana uchit n samajha. unake kee shubhachintak mitron ne bahut samajhaya ki is suavasar ko hath se mat jane do, sarakari naukari bade bhagy se milati hai, bade-bade log isake lie tarasate hain aur kamana lie hi snsar se prasthan kar jate hain. apane kul ki kirti ujjval karane ka isase sugam aur marg nahin hai, ise kalpavriksh samajho. vibhav, sampatti, samman aur khyati yah sab isake das hain. rah gayi desh-seva, so tumhin desh ke lie kyon pran dete ho? is nagar men anek bade-bade vidvanh aur dhanavan purush hain, jo sukh- chain se bngalon men rahate aur motaron par haraharate, dhool ki andhi udate ghoomate hain. kya ve log desh-sevak nahin hain ? jab avashyakata hoti hai ya koee avasar ata hai to ve desh-seva men nimagn ho jate hain. abhi jab myunisipal chunav ka jhagada chhida to meyohal ke hate men motaron ka tanta laga hua tha. bhavan ke bhitar rashtriy giton aur vyakhyanon ki bharamar thi. par inamen se kaun aisa hai, jisane svarth ko tijanjali de rakhi ho ? snsar ka niyam hi hai ki pahale ghar men diya jala kar tab masjid men jalaya jata hai. sachchi bat to yah hai ki yah jatiyata ki charcha kuchh kalej ke vidyarthiyon ko hi shobha deti hai. jab snsar men pravesh hua to kahan ki jati aur kahan ki jatiy charcha. snsar ki yahi riti hai. phir tumhin ko qazibanane ki kya zaroorat ! yadi sookshm drishti se dekha jay to sarakari pad pakar manushy apane desh-bhaiyon ki jaisi sachchi seva kar sakata hai, vaisi kisi any vyavastha se kadapi nahin kar sakata. ek dayalu daroga saikadon jatiy sevakon se achchha hai. ek nyayashil, dharmaparayan majistret sahòon jatiy danaviron se adhik seva kar sakata hai. isake lie keval hriday men lagan chahie. manushy chahe jis avastha men ho, desh ka hit-sadhan kar sakata hai. isilie ab adhik aga-pichha n karo, chatapat pad ko svikar kar lo.

sharma ji ko aur yuktiyan kuchh n jnchin, par is antim yukti ki saragarbhita se vah inakar n kar sake. lekin phir bhi chahe niyamaparayanata ke karan, chahe keval alasy ke vash jo bahudha aisi dasha men jatiy seva ka gaurav pa jata hai, unhonne naukari se alag rahane men hi apana kalyan samajha. unake is svarth-tyag par kalej ke navayuvakon ne unhen khoob badhaiyan din. is atm-vijay par ek jatiy drama khela gaya, jisake nayak hamare sharma ji hi the. samaj ki uchch shreniyon men is atm-tyag ki charcha huee aur sharma ji ko achchhi-khasi khyati prapt ho gayi ! isi se vah kee varshon se jatiy seva men lin rahate the. is seva ka adhik bhag samachar-patron ke avalokan men bitata tha, jo jatiy seva ka hi ek vishesh ang samajha jata hai. isake atirikt vah patron ke lie lekh likhate, sabhaen karate aur unamen phadakate hue vyakhan dete the. sharma ji phri laibrari ke sekretari, stoodents esosieshan ke sabhapati, soshal sarvis lig ke sahayak mntri aur praimari ejookeshan kamiti ke snsthapak the. krishi-sambandhi vishayon se unhen vishesh prem tha. patron men jahan kahin kisi nayi khad ya kisi navin avishkar ka varnan dekhate, tatkal us par lal pensil se nishan kar dete aur apane lekhon men usaki charcha karate the. kintu shahar se thodi door par unaka ek bada gram hone par bhi, vah apane kisi asami se parichit n the. yahan tak ki kabhi prayag ke sarakari krishi-kshetr ki sair karane n gaye the.

usi muhalle men ek lala baboolal rahate the. vah ek vakil ke muharrir the. thodi-si urdoo-hindi janate the aur usi se apana kam bhali-bhanti chala lete the. soorat-shakl ke kuchh sundar n the. us shakl par moo ke charakhane ki lambi achakan aur bhi shobha deti thi. joota bhi deshi hi pahanate the. yadyapi kabhi-kabhi ve kadave tel se usaki seva kiya karate, par vah nich svabhav ke anusar unhen katane se n chookata tha. bechare ko sal ke chhah mahine pairon men malaham lagani padati. bahudha nnge panv kachahari jate, par knjoos kahalane ke bhay se jooton ko hath men le jate. jis gram men sharma ji ki jamindari thi, usamen kuchh thoda-sa hissa unaka bhi tha. is nate se kabhi-kabhi unake pas aya karate the. han, tatil ke dinon men ganv chale jate. sharma ji ko unaka a kar baithana nagavar maloom deta, visheshakar jab vah phaishanebul manushyon ki upasthiti men a jate. munshi ji bhi kuchh aisi sthool drishti ke purush the ki unhen apana anamilapan bilakul dikhayi n deta. sabase badi apatti yah thi ve barabar kursi par dat jate, mano hnson men kaua. us samay mitragan angareji men baten karane lagate aur baboolal ko kshudr-buddhi, jhakki, baudam, buddhoo adi upadhiyon ka patr banate. kabhi-kabhi unaki hnsi udate the. sharma ji men itani sajjanata avashy thi ki ve apane vicharahin mitr ko yathashakti niradar se bachate the. yatharth men baboolal ki sharma ji par sachchi bhakti thi. ek to vah bi.e. pas the, doosare vah deshabhakt the. baboolal jaise vidyahin manushy ka aise ratn ko adaraniy samajhana kuchh asvabhavik n tha.

ek bar prayag men pleg ka prakop hua. shahar ke rees log nikal bhage. bechare garib choohon ki bhanti patapat marane lage. sharma ji ne bhi chalane ki thani. lekin soshal sarvis lig ke ve mntri thahare. aise avasar par nikal bhagane men badanami ka bhay tha. bahana dhoondha. lig ke prayah sabhi log kaaulej men padhate the. unhen bula kar in shabdon men apana abhipray prakat kiya- mitravrind ! ap apani jati ke dipak hain. ap hi is maranonmukh jati ke ashasthal hain. aj ham par vipatti ki ghataen chhayi huee hain. aisi avastha men hamari ankhen apaki or n uthen to kisaki or uthengi. mitr, is jivan men deshaseva ke avasar bade saubhagy se mila karate hain. kaun janata hai ki paramatma ne tumhari pariksha ke lie hi yah vajraprahar kiya ho. janata ko dikha do ki tum viron ka hriday rakhate ho, jo kitane hi snkat padane par bhi vichalit nahin hota. han, dikha do ki vah viraprasavini pavitr bhoomi jisane harishchndr aur bharat ko utpann kiya, aj bhi shoonyagarbha nahin hai. jis jati ke yuvakon men apane pidit bhaiyon ke prati aisi karuna aur yah atal prem hai vah snsar men sadaiv yash-kirti ki bhagi rahegi. aie, ham kamar bandh kar karm-kshetr men utar paden. isamen sndeh nahin ki kam kathin hai, rah bihad hai, apako apane amod-pramod, apane haki-tenis, apane mil aur miltan ko chhodana padega. tum jara hichakoge, hatoge aur munh pher loge, parantu bhaiyo ! jatiy seva ka svargiy annd sahaj men nahin mil sakata ! hamara purushatv, hamara manobal, hamara sharir yadi jati ke kam n ave to vah vyarth hai. meri prabal akanksha thi ki is shubh kary men main tumhara hath bnta sakata, par aj hi dehaton men bhi bimari phailane ka samachar mila hai. atev main yahan ka kam apake suyogy, sudridh, hathon men saunpakar dehat men jata hoon ki yathasadhy dehati bhaiyon ki seva karoon. mujhe vishvas hai ki ap saharsh matribhoomi ke prati apana kartavy palan karenge.

is tarah gala chhuda kar sharma ji sndhya samay steshan pahunche. par man kuchh malin tha. ve apani is kayarata aur nirbalata par man hi man lajjit the.

snyogavash steshan par unake ek vakil mitr mil gaye. yah vahi vakil the jinake ashray men baboolal ka nirvah hota tha. yah bhi bhage ja rahe the. bole kahie sharma ji, kidhar chale ? kya bhag khade hue ?

sharma ji par ghadon pani pad gaya, par snbhal kar bole- bhagoon kyon ?

vakil- sara shahar kyon bhaga ja raha hai ?

sharma ji- main aisa kayar nahin hoon ?

vakil- yar kyon bat banate ho, achchha batao, kahan jate ho ?

sharma ji- dehaton men bimari phail rahi hai, vahan kuchh riliph ka kam karoonga.

vakil- yah bilakul jhooth hai. abhi main distrikt gajat dekh ke chala ata hoon. shahar ke bahar kahin bimari ka nam nahin hai.

sharma ji niruttar ho kar bhi vivad kar sakate the. bole, gajat ko ap dev-vani samajhate honge, main nahin samajhata.

vakil- apake kan men to akash ke doot kah gaye honge ? saph-saph kyon nahin kahate ki jan ke dar se bhaga ja raha hoon.

sharma ji- achchha, man lijie yahi sahi. to kya pap kar raha hoon ? sabako apani jan pyari hoti hai.

vakil- han, ab aye rah par. yah maradon ki-si bat hai. apane jivan ki raksha karana shastra ka pahala niyam hai. lekin ab bhool kar bhi desh-bhakti ki ding n mariega. is kam ke lie badi dridhata aur atmik bal ki avashyakata hai. svarth aur desh-bhakti men virodhatmak antar hai. desh par mit jane vale ko desh-sevak ka sarvochch pad prapt hota hai, vachalata aur kori kalam ghisane se desh-seva nahin hoti. kam se kam main to akhabar padhane ko yah gaurav nahin de sakata. ab kabhi badh-badh kar baten n kijiega. ap log apane siva sare snsar ko svarthandh samajhate hain, isi se kahata hoon.

sharma ji ne uddndata ka kuchh uttar n diya. ghrina se munh pher kar gadi men baith gaye.

tisare hi steshan par sharma ji utar pade. vakil ki kathor bat se khinn ho rahe the. chahate the ki usaki ankh bacha kar nikal jayn, par dekh hi liya aur hns kar bola- kya apake hi ganv men pleg ka daura hua hai ?

sharma ji ne kuchh uttar n diya. bahali par ja baithe. kee begar hajir the. unhonne asabab uthaya. phagun ka mahina tha. amon ke baur se mahakati huee mnd-mnd vayu chal rahi thi. kabhi-kabhi koyal ki surili tan sunayi de jati thi. khalihanon men kisan anand se unmatt ho-ho kar phag ga rahe the. lekin sharma ji ko apani phatakar par aisi glani thi ki in chittakarshak vastuon ka unhen kuchh dhyan hi n hua.

thodi der bad ve gram men pahunche. sharma ji ke svargavasi pita ek rasik purush the. ek chhota-sa bag, chhota-sa pakka kuan, bngala, shivaji ka mndir yah sab unhin ke kirti chihn the. vah garmi ke dinon men yahin raha karate the, par sharma ji ke yahan ane ka pahala hi avasar tha. begariyon ne charon taraph saphaee kar rakkhi thi. sharma ji bahali se utar kar sidhe bngale men chale gaye, saikadon asami darshan karane aye the, par vah unase kuchh n bole.

ghadi rat jate-jate sharma ji ke naukar tamatam liye a pahunche. kahar, saees aur rasoiya-maharaj tinon ne asamiyon ko is drishti se dekha mano vah unake naukar hain. saees ne ek mote-taje kisan se kaha- ghode ko khol do.

kisan bechara darata-darata ghode ke nikat gaya. ghode ne anajan adami ko dekhate hi tevar badal kar kanautiyan khadi kin. kisan dar kar laut aya, tab saees ne use dhakel kar kaha bas, nire bachhiya ke taoo hi ho. hal jotane se kya akl bhi chali jati hai ? yah lo ghoda tahalao. munh kya banate ho, koee sinh hai ki kha jayaga ?

kisan ne bhay se kanpate hue ras pakadi. usaka ghabaraya hua mukh dekh kar hnsi ati thi. pag-pag par ghode ko chaukanni drishti se dekhata, mano vah koee pulis ka sipahi hai.

rasoee banane vale maharaj ek charapaee par lete hue the kadak kar bole, are nua kahan hai ? chal pani-vani la, hath-pair dho de.

kahar ne kaha- are, kisi ke pas jara surati-choona ho to dena. bahut der se tamakhoo nahin khayi.

mukhtar (karinda) sahab ne in mehamanon ki davat ka prabndh kiya. saees aur kahar ke lie pooriyan banane lagin, maharaj ko saman diya gaya. mukhtar sahab ishare par daudate the aur din kisanon ka to poochhana hi kya, ve to bina damon ke gulam the. sachche-svatntr log is samay sevakon ke sevak bane hue the.

kee din bit gaye. sharma ji apane bngale men baithe patr aur pustaken padha karate the. raskin ke kathananusar rajaon aur mahatmaon ke satsng ka sukh lootate the, halaind ke krishi-vidhan, ameriki-shilp-vanijy aur jarmani ki shiksha-pranali adi goodh vishayon par vichar kiya karate the. ganv men aisa kaun tha jisake sath baithate ? kisanon se batachit karane ko unaka ji chahata, par n jane kyon ve ujadd, akkhad log unase door rahate. sharma ji ka mastishk krishi-sambandhi gyan ka bhndar tha. halaind aur denamark ki vaigyanik kheti, usaki upaj ka pariman aur vahan ke koaparetiv baink adi gahan vishay unaki jihva par the, par in gnvaron ko kya khabar ? yah sab unhen jhuk kar palagan avashy karate aur katara kar nikal jate, jaise koee marakahe bail se bache. yah nishchay karana kathin hai ki sharma ji ki unase vartalap karane ki ichchha men kya rahasy tha, sachchi sahanubhooti ya apani sarvgyta ka pradarshan !

sharma ji ki dak shahar se lane aur le jane ke lie do adami pratidin bheje jate. vah luee koone ki jal-chikitsa ke bhakt the. mevon ka adhik sevan karate the. ek adami is kam ke lie bhi daudaya jata tha. sharma ji ne apane mukhtar se sakht takid kar di thi ki kisi se muft kam n liya jay tathapi sharma ji ko yah dekhakar ashchary hota tha ki koee in kamon ke lie prasannata se nahin jata. pratidin bari-bari se adami bheje jate the. vah ise bhi begar samajhate the. mukhtar sahab ko prayah kathorata se kam lena padata tha. sharma ji kisanon ki is shithilata ko mutamaradi ke siva aur kya samajhate ! kabhi-kabhi vah svayn krodh se bhare hue apane shanti-kutir se nikal ate aur apani tivr vakh-shakti ka chamatkar dikhane lagate the. sharma ji ke ghode ke lie ghas-chare ka prabandh bhi kuchh kam kashtadayak n tha. roj sndhya samay dant-dapat aur rone-chillane ki avaz unhen sunayi deti thi. ek kolahal-sa mach jata tha. par vah is sambandh men apane man ko is prakar samajha lete the ki ghoda bhookhon nahin mar sakata, ghas ka dam de diya jata hai, yadi is par bhi yah hay-hay hoti hai to hua kare. sharma ji ko yah kabhi nahin soojhi ki jara chamaron se poochh len ki ghas ka dam milata hai ya nahin. yah sab vyavahar dekh-dekh kar unhen anubhav hota jata tha ki dehati bade mutamarad, badamash hain. inake vishay men mukhtar sahab jo kuchh kahate hain, vah yatharth hai. patron aur vyakhyanon men unaki avastha par vyarth gul-gapada machaya jata hai, yah log isi baratav ke yogy hain. jo inaki dinata aur daridrata ka rag alapate hain, vah sachchi avastha se parichit nahin hain. ek din sharma ji mahatmaon ki sngati se ukata kar sair ko nikale. ghoomate-phirate khalihanon ki taraph nikal gaye. vahan am ke vriksh ke niche kisanon ki gadhi kamaee ke sunahare dher lage hue the. charon or bhoose ki andhi-si ud rahi thi. bail anaj ka ek gal kha lete the. yah sab unhin ki kamaee hai, unake munh men aj chabi dena badi kritaghnata hai. ganv ke badhee, chamar, dhobi aur kumhar apana varshik kar ugahane ke lie jama the. ek or nat dhol baja-baja kar apane karatab dikha raha tha. kavishvar maharaj ki atul kavy-shakti aj umng par thi.

sharma ji is drishy se bahut prasann hue. parantu is ullas men unhen apane kee sipahi dikhayi diye jo latth liye anaj ke dheron ke pas jama the. pushpavatika men thoonth jaisa bhadda dikhayi deta hai athava lalit sngit men jaise koee besuri tan kanon ko apriy lagati hai, usi tarah sharma ji ki sahridayatapoorn drishti men ye mndarate hue sipahi dikhayi diye. unhonne nikat ja kar ek sipahi ko bulaya. unhen dekhate hi sab-ke-sab pagadiyan snbhalate daude.

sharma ji ne poochha- tum log yahan is tarah kyon baithe ho ?

ek sipahi ne uttar diya- sarakar, ham log asamiyon ke sir par savar n rahen to ek kaudi vasool n ho. anaj ghar men jane ki der hai, phir vah sidhe bat bhi n karenge bade sarakash log hain. ham log rat ki rat baithe rahate hain. itane par bhi jahan ankh jhapaki dher gayab hua.

sharma ji ne poochha- tum log yahan kab tak rahoge ? ek sipahi ne uttar diya huzoor ! baniyon ko bula kar apane samane anaj taulate hain. jo kuchh milata hai usamen se lagan kat kar baki asami ko dete hain.

sharma ji sochane lage, jab yah hal hai to in kisanon ki avastha kyon n kharab ho ? yah bechare apane dhan ke malik nahin hain. use apane pas rakh kar achchhe avasar par nahin bech sakate. is kasht ka nivaran kaise kiya jay ? yadi main is samay inake sath riayat kar doon to lagan kaise vasool hoga.

is vishay par vichar karate hue vahan se chal diye. sipahiyon ne sath chalana chaha, par unhonne mana kar diya. bhid-bhad se unhen ulajhan hoti thi. akele hi ganv men ghoomane lage. chhota-sa ganv tha, par saphaee ka kahin nam n tha. charon or se durgndh uth rahi thi. kisi ke daravaze par gobar sad raha tha, to kahin kichad aur koode ka dher vayu ko vishaili bana raha tha. gharon ke pas hi ghoor par khad ke lie gobar phenka hua tha jisase ganv men gandagi phailane ke sath-sath khad ka sara ansh dhoop aur hava ke sath gayab ho jata tha. ganv ke makan tatha raste besilasile, bedhnge tatha toote-phoote the. moriyon se gnde pani ke nikas ka koee prabndh n hone ki vajah se durgndh se dam ghutata tha. sharma ji ne nak par roomal laga li. sans rok kar teji se chalane lage. bahut ji ghabaraya to daude aur hanphate hue ek saghan nim ke vriksh ki chhaya men a kar khade ho gaye. abhi achchhi tarah sans bhi n lene paye the ki baboolal ne a kar palagan kiya aur poochha kya koee sand tha ?

sharma ji sans khinch kar bole- sand se adhik bhaynkar vishaili hava thi. oh ! yah log aisi gndagi men rahate hain ?

baboolal- rahate kya hain, kisi tarah jivan ke din poore karate hain.

sharma ji- par yah sthan to saf hai ?

baboolal- ji han, is taraph ganv ke kinare tak saf jagah milegi.

sharma ji- to udhar itana maila kyon hai ?

baboolal- gustakhi maph ho to kahoon ?

sharma ji hnsakar bole- pranadan manga hota. sach batao kya bat hai ? ek taraph aisi svachchhata aur doosari taraph vah gndagi ?

baboolal- yah mera hissa hai aur vah apaka hissa hai. main apane hisse ki dekh-rekh svayn karata hoon, par apaka hissa naukaron ki kripa ke adhin hai.

sharma ji- achchha yah bat hai. akhir ap kya karate hain ?

baboolal- aur kuchh nahin, keval takid karata rahata hoon. jahan adhik mailapan dekhata hoon, svayn saf karata hoon. mainne saphaee ka ek inam niyat kar diya hai, jo prati mas sabase saf ghar ke malik ko milata hai.

sharma ji ke lie ek kursi rakh di gayi. ve us par baith gaye aur bole- kya ap aj hi aye hain ?

baboolal- ji han, kal tatil hai. ap janate hi hain ki tatil ke din main bhi yahin rahata hoon.

sharma ji- shahar ka kya rng-dhng hai ?

baboolal- vahi hal, balki aur bhi kharab. ‘soshal sarvis lig’ vale bhi gayab ho gaye. garibon ke gharon men murde pade hue hain. bazar bnd ho gaye. khane ko anaj nahin milata hai.

sharma ji- bhala batao to, aisi ag men main vahan kaise rahata ? bas logon ne meri hi jan sasti samajh rakhi hai. jis din main yahan a raha tha apake vakil sahab mil gaye, betarah garam ho pade, mujhe desh-bhakti ke upadesh dene lage. jinhen kabhi bhool kar bhi desh ka dhyan nahin ata ve bhi mujhe upadesh dena apana kartavy samajhate hain. kuchh hi desh-bhakti ka dava hai. jise dekho vahi to desh-sevak bana phirata hai. jo log sau rupaye apane bhog-vilas men phoonkate hain unaki ganana bhi jati-sevakon men hai. main to phir bhi kuchh-n-kuchh karata hoon. main bhi manushy hoon koee devata nahin, dhan ki abhilasha avashy hai. main jo apana jivan patron ke lie lekh likhane men katata hoon, desh-hit ki chinta men magn rahata hoon, usake lie mera itana samman bahut samajha jata hai. jab kisi seth ji ya kisi vakil sahab ke daredaulat par hajir ho jaoon to vah kripa karake mera kushal-samachar poochh len. us par bhi yadi durbhagyavash kisi chnde ke sambandh men jata hoon, to log mujhe yam ka doot samajhate hain. aisi rukhaee ka vyavahar karate hain jisase sara utsah bhng ho jata hai. yah sab apattiyan to main jheloon, par jab kisi sabha ka sabhapati chunane ka samay ata hai to koee vakil sahab isake patr samajhe jate hain, jinhen apane dhan ke siva ukt pad ka koee adhikar nahin. to bhaee jo gud khay vah kan chhidave. desh-hitaishiyon ka puraskar yahi jatiy samman hai. jab vahan tak meri pahunch hi nahin to vyarth jan kyon doon. yadi yah ath varsh mainne lakshmi ki aradhana men vyatit kiye hote to ab tak meri ginati bade adamiyon men hoti. abhi mainne kitane parishram se dehati bainkon par lekh likha, mahinon usaki taiyari men lage, saikadon patr-patrikaon ke panne ulatane pade, par kisi ne usake padhane ka kasht bhi n uthaya. yadi itana parishram kisi aur kam men kiya hota to kam se kam svarth to siddh hota. mujhe gyat ho gaya ki in baton ko koee nahin poochhata. samman aur kirti yah sab dhan ke naukar hain.

baboolal- apaka kahana yatharth hi hai; par ap jaise mahanubhav in baton ko man men lavenge to yah kam kaun karega ?

sharma ji- vahi karenge jo ‘aaunarebul’ bane phirate hain ya jo nagar ke pita kahalate hain. main to ab deshatan karoonga, snsar ki hava khaoonga.

baboolal samajh gaye ki yah mahashay is samay ape men nahin hain. vishay badal kar poochha- yah to bataie, apane dehat ko kaise pasnd kiya ? ap to pahale-hi-pahal yahan aye hain.

sharma ji- bas, yahi ki baithe-baithe ji ghabarata hai. han, kuchh naye anubhav avashy prapt hue hain. kuchh bhram door ho gaye. pahale samajhata tha ki kisan bade din-duahkhi hote hain. ab maloom hua ki yah mutamarad, anudar aur dusht hain. sidhe bat n sunenge, par kadaee se jo kam chahe kara lo. bas, nire pashu hain. aur to aur, lagan ke lie bhi unake sir par savar rahane ki zaroorat hai. tal jao to kaudi vasool n ho. nalish kijie, bedakhali jari kijie, kurki karaie, yah sab apattiyan sahenge, par samay par rupaya dena nahin janate. yah sab mere lie nayi baten hain. mujhe ab tak inase jo sahanubhooti thi vah ab nahin hai. patron men unaki hinavastha ke jo marasiye gaye jate hain, vah sarvatha kalpit hain. kyon, apaka kya vichar hai ?

baboolal ne soch kar javab diya- mujhe to ab tak koee shikayat nahin huee. mera anubhav yah hai ki yah log bade shilavanh, namr aur kritgy hote hain. parantu unake ye gun prakat men nahin dikhayi dete. unamen milie aur unhen milaie tab unake jauhar khulate hain. un par vishvas kijie tab vah ap par vishvas karenge. ap kahenge is vishay men agrasar hona unaka kam hai aur apaka yah kahana uchit bhi hai, lekin shatabdiyon se vah itane pise gaye hain, itani thokaren khayi hain ki unamen svadhin gunon ka lop-sa ho gaya hai. zamindar ko vah ek haua samajhate hain jinaka kam unhen nigal jana hai. vah unaka mukabila nahin kar sakate, isalie chhal aur kapat se kam lete hain, jo nirdhanon ka ekamatr adhar hai. par ap ek bar unake vishvasapatr ban jaie, phir ap kabhi unaki shikayat n karenge.

baboolal yah baten kar hi rahe the ki kee chamaron ne ghas ke bade-bade gatthe la kar dal diye aur chupachap chale gaye. sharma ji ko ashchary hua. isi ghas ke lie inase bngale par hay-hay hoti hai aur yahan kisi ko khabar bhi nahin huee. bole- akhir apana vishvas jamane ka koee upay bhi hai.

baboolal ne uttar diya- ap svayn buddhiman hain. apake samane mera munh kholana dhrishtata hai. main isaka ek hi upay janata hoon. unhen kisi kasht men dekh kar unaki madad kijie. mainne unhin ke lie vaidyak sikha aur ek chhota-mota aushadhalay apane sath rakhata hoon. rupaya mangate hain to rupaya, anaj mangate hain jo anaj deta hoon, par sood nahin leta. isase mujhe glani nahin hoti, doosare roop men sood adhik mil jata hai. ganv men do andhi striayan aur do anath ladakiyan hain, unake nirvah ka prabndh kar diya hai. hota sab unhin ki kamaee se hai, par nekanami meri hoti hai.

itane men kee asami aye aur bole- bhaiya, pot le lo.

sharma ji ne socha isi lagan ke lie mere chaparasi khalihan men charapaee dal kar sote hain aur kisanon ko anaj ke dher ke pas phatakane nahin dete aur vahi lagan yahan is tarah ap se ap chala ata hai. bole- yah sab to tab hi ho sakata hai jab zamindar ap ganv men rahe.

baboolal ne uttar diya- ji han, aur kyon ? zamindar ke ganv men n rahane se in kisanon ko badi hani hoti hai. karindon aur naukaron se yah asha karani bhool hai ki vah inake sath achchha bartav karenge, kyonki unako to apana ulloo sidha karane se kam rahata hai. jo kisan unaki mutthi garam karate hain unhen malik ke samane sidha aur jo kuchh nahin dete unhen badamash aur sarakash batalate hain. kisanon ko bat-bat ke lie choosate hain, kisan chhan chhavana chahe to unhen de, daravaze par ek khoonta tak gadana chahe to unhen pooje, ek chhappar uthane ke lie das rupaye zamindar ko najarana de to do rupaye munshi ji ko zaroor hi dene honge. karinde ko ghi-doodh muft khilave, kahin-kahin to gehoon-chaval tak muft hajam kar jate hain. zamindar to kisanon ko choosate hi hain, karinde bhi kam nahin choosate. zamindar tin pav ke bhav men rupaye ka ser bhar ghi le to munshi ji ko apane ghar apane sale-bahanoiyon ke lie atharah chhatank chahie hi. tanik-tanik si bat ke lie dand aur jurmana dete-dete kisanon ke nak men dam ho jata hai. ap janate hain isi se aur kahin ki 30 ru. ki naukari chhod kar bhi jamindaron ki karindagiri log 8 ru., 10 ru. men svikar kar lete hain, kyonki 8 ru., 10 ru. ka karinda sal men 800 ru., 1000 ru. oopar se kamata hai. khed to yah hai ki zamindar logon men shiksha ki unnati ke sath-sath shahar men rahane ki pratha dinondin badhati ja rahi hai. maloom nahin age chal kar in becharon ki kya gati hogi ?

sharma ji ko baboolal ki baten vicharapoorn maloom hueen ! par vah sushikshit manushy the. kisi bat ko chahe vah kitani hi yatharth kyon n ho, bina tark ke grahan nahin kar sakate the. baboolal ko vah samany buddhi ka adami samajhate aye the. is bhav men ekaek parivartan ho jana asambhav tha. itana hi nahin, in baton ka ulta prabhav yah hua ki vah baboolal se chidh gaye. unhen aisa pratit hua ki baboolal apane suprabandh ke abhiman men mujhe tuchchh samajhata hai, mujhe gyan sikhane ki cheshta karata hai. jo sadaiv doosaron ko sadhgyan sikhane aur samman dikhane ka prayatn karata ho vah baboolal jaise adami ke samane kaise sir jhukata ? atev jab yahan se chale to sharma ji ki tark-shakti baboolal ki baton ki alochana kar rahi thi. main ganv men kyonkar rahoon ! kya jivan ki sari abhilashaon par pani pher doon ? gnvaron ke sath baithe-baithe gappen ladaya karoon ! ghadi-adh-ghadi manornjan ke lie unase batachit karana sambhav hai, par yah mere lie asahy hai ki vah athon pahar mere sir par savar rahen. mujhe to unmad ho jay. mana ki unaki raksha karana mera kartavy hai, par yah kadapi nahin ho sakata ki unake lie main apana jivan nasht kar doon. baboolal ban jane ki kshamata mujhamen nahin hai ki jisase bechare is ganv ki sima ke bahar nahin ja sakate. mujhe snsar men bahut kam karana hai, bahut nam karana hai. gramy jivan mere lie pratikool hi nahin balki pranaghatak bhi hai.

yahi sochate hue vah bngale par pahunche to kya dekhate hain ki kee kanstebal kamare ke baramade men lete hue hain. mukhtar sahab sharma ji ko dekhate hi age badh kar bole huzoor ! bade daroga ji, chhote daroga ji ke sath aye hain. mainne unake lie palng kamare men hi bichhava diye hain. ye log jab idhar a jate hain to thahara karate hain. dehat men inake yogy sthan aur kahan hai ? ab main inase kaise kahata ki kamara khali nahin hai. huzoor ka palng oopar bichha diya hai.

sharma ji apane any desh-hitachintak bhaiyon ki bhanti pulis ke ghor virodhi the. pulisavalon ke atyacharon ke karan unhen badi ghrina ki drishti se dekhate the. unaka siddhant tha ki yadi pulis ka adami pyas se bhi mar jay to use pani n dena chahie. apane karinde se yah samachar sunate hi unake sharir men ag-si lag gayi. karinde ki or lal ankhon se dekha aur lapak kar kamare ki or chale ki beeemanon ka boriya-bndhana utha kar phenk doon. vah ! mera ghar n hua koee hotal hua ! a kar dat gaye. tevar badale hue baramade men ja pahunche ki itane men chhote daroga baboo kokila sinh ne kamare se nikal kar palagan kiya aur hath badha kar bole achchhi sait se chala tha ki apake darshan ho gaye. ap mujhe bhool to n gaye honge ?

yah mahashay do sal pahale ‘soshal sarvis lig’ ke utsahi sadasy the. intaramidiyet phel ho jane ke bad pulis men dakhil ho gaye the. sharma ji ne unhen dekhate hi pahachan liya. krodh shant ho gaya. muskarane ki cheshta karake bole bhoolana bade adamiyon ka kam hai. mainne to apako door hi se pahachan liya tha. kahie, isi thane men hain kya ? kokila sinh bole ji han, ajakal yahin hoon. aie, apako daroga ji se introdyoos (parichay) kara doon.

bhitar aramakurasi par lete daroga julphikar ali khan huqqa pi rahe the. bade diladaul ke manushy the. chehare se rob tapakata tha. sharma ji ko dekhate hi uthakar hath milaya aur bole janab se niyaz hasil karane ka shauq muddat se tha. aj khushanasib mauqa bhi mil gaya. is mudakhilat beja ko muaf pharamaiega.

sharma ji ko aj maloom hua ki pulisavalon ko ashisht kahana anyay hai. hath mila kar bole yah ap kya pharamate hain, yah apaka ghar hai.

par isake sath hi pulis par akshep karane ka aisa achchha avasar hath se nahin jane dena chahate the. kokila sinh se bole apane to pichhale sal kalej chhoda hai. lekin apane naukari bhi ki to pulis ki !

bade daroga ji yah lalakar sunakar snbhal baithe aur bole kyon janab ! kya pulis hi sare muhakamon se gaya-gujara hai ? aisa kaun-sa sega hai jahan rishvat ka bazar garm nahin. agar ap aise ek bhi sega ka nam bata dijie to main taumr apaki gulami karoon. mulazamat karake rishvat lena muhal hai. tamil ke sege ko belaus kaha jata hai, magar mujhako isaka khoob tajaraba ho chuka hai. ab main kisi rastabaji ke dave ko tasalim nahin kar sakata. aur doosare segon ki nisbat to main nahin kah sakata, magar pulis men jo rishvat nahin leta use main ahamak samajhata hoon. mainne do-ek dayanatadar sab-inspektar dekhe hain, par unhen hamesha tabah dekha. kabhi matooi, kabhi muattal, kabhi barakhast ! chaukidar aur kanstebal bechare thodi aukat ke adami hain, inaka gujara kyonkar ho ? vahi hamare hath-panv hain, unhin par hamari nekanami ka daramadar hai. jab vah khud bhookhon marenge tab hamari madad karenge ! jo log hath badha kar lete hain, khud khate hain, doosaron ko khilate hain, aphasaron ko khush rakhate hain, unaka shumar karagujar, nekanam adamiyon men hota hai. mainne to yahi apana vasool bana rakha hai aur khuda ka shukr hai ki aphasar aur matahat sabhi khush hain.

sharma ji ne kaha- isi vajah se to mainne thakur sahab se kaha tha ki ap kyon is sege men aye ?

julphikar ali khan garam ho kar bole- aye to muhakame par koee ehasan nahin kiya. kisi doosare sege men hote to abhi tak thokaren khate hote, nahin to ghode par savar nausha bane ghoomate hain. main to bat sachchi kahata hoon, chahe kisi ko achchhi lage ya buri. inase poochhie, haram ki kamaee akele aj tak kisi ko hajam huee hai ? yah naye log jo ate hain unaki yah adat hoti hai ki jo kuchh mile akele hi hajam kar len. chupake-chupake lete hain aur thane ke ahalakar munh takate rah jate hain ! duniya ki nigah men eemanadar banana chahate hain, par khuda se nahin darate. abe, jab ham khuda hi se nahin darate to adamiyon ka kya khauph ? eemanadar banana ho to dil se bano. sachaee ka svang kyon bharate ho ? yah hajarat chhoti-chhoti rakamon par girate hain. mare garoor ke kisi adami se ray to lete nahin. jahan asani se sau rupaye mil sakate hain vahan panch rupaye men bulabul ho jate hain ! kahin doodhavale ke dam mar liye, kahin hajjam ke paise daba liye, kahin baniye se nirkh ke lie jhagad baithe. yah aphasari nahin luchchapan hai; gunah belajjat, fayada to kuchh nahin; badanami muft. main bade-bade shikaron par nigah rakhata hoon. yah piddi aur bater matahaton ke lie chhod deta hoon. halaph se kahata hoon, garaj buri shay hai. rishvat denevalon se zyada ahamak andhe adami duniya men n honge. aise kitane hi ulloo ate hain jo mahaj yah chahate hain ki main usake kisi pattidar ya dushman ko do-char khoti-khari suna doon, kee aise beeeman zamindar ate hain jo yah chahate hain ki vah asamiyon par julm karate rahen aur pulis dakhal n de ! itane hi ke lie vah saikadon rupaye meri najar karate hain aur khushamad ghaloo men. aise akl ke dushmanon par raham karana himakat hai. zile men mere is ilake ko sone ki khan kahate hain. is par sabake dant rahate hain. roj ek n ek shikar milata rahata hai. zamindar nire jahil, lnth, jara-jara si bat par faujadariyan kar baithate hain. main to khuda se dua karata rahata hoon ki yah hamesha isi jahalat ke gadhe men pade rahen. sunata hoon, koee sahab am talim ka saval pesh kar rahe hain, us bhalemanus ko n jane kya dhun hai. shukr hai ki hamari ali phaham sarakar ne namnjoor kar diya. bas, is sare ilake men ek yahi ap ka pattidar alabatta samajhadar adami hai. usake yahan meri ya aur kisi ki dal nahin galati aur lutph yah ki koee usase nakhush nahin ! bas mithi-mithi baton se man bhar deta hai. apane asamiyon ke lie jan dene ko hajir, aur halaph se kahata hoon ki agar main zamindar hota to isi shakhs ka tarika akhtiyar karata. zamindar ka pharj hai ki apane asamiyon ko julm se bachaye. un par shikariyon ka var n hone de. bechare garib kisanon ki jan ke to sabhi grahak hote hain aur halaph se kahata hoon, unaki kamaee unake kam nahin ati ! unaki mehanat ka maja ham lootate hain. yon to zaroorat se majaboor ho kar inasan kya nahin kar sakata, par hak yah hai ki in becharon ki halat vakee raham ke kabil hai aur jo shakhs unake lie sinasipar ho sake usake qadam choomane chahie. magar mere lie to vahi adami sabase achchha hai jo shikar men meri madad kare.

sharma ji ne is bakavad ko bade dhyan se suna. vah rasik manushy the. isaki marmikata par mugdh ho gaye. sahridayata aur kathorata ke aise vichitr mishran se unhen manushyon ke manobhavon ka ek kautoohalajanak parichay prapt hua. aisi vaktrita ka uttar dene ki koshish karana vyarth tha. bole- kya koee tahakikat hai, ya mahaj gasht ?

daroga ji bole- ji nahin, mahaj gasht. ajakal kisanon ke phasal ke din hain. yahi jamana hamari phasal ka bhi hai. sher ko bhi to mand men baithe-baithe shikar nahin milata. jngal men ghoomata hai. ham bhi shikar ki talash men hain. kisi par khuphiyapharoshi ka ilajam lagaya, kisi ko chori ka mal kharidane ke lie pakada, kisi ko hamalaharam ka jhagada utha kar phansa. agar hamare nasib se daka pad gaya to hamari panchon anguliyan ghi men samajhie. dakoo to noch-khasot kar bhagate hain. asali daka hamara padata hai. as-pas ke ganv men jhadee pher dete hain. khuda se shaboroj dua kiya karate hain ki paravaradigar ! kahin se rijak bhej. jhoothe-sachche dake ki khabar ave. agar dekha ki takadir par shakir rahane se kam nahin chalata to tadavir se kam lete hain. jara se ishare ki zaroorat hai, daka padate kya der lagati hai ! ap meri saphagoee par hairan hote honge. agar main apane sare hathaknde bayan karoon to ap yakin n karenge aur lutph yah ki mera shumar zile ke nihayat hoshiyar, karagujar, dayanatadar sab-inspektaron men hai. pharji dake dalavata hoon ! pharji muljim pakadata hoon, magar sajaen asali dilavata hoon. shahadaten aisi gadhata hoon ki kaisa hi bairistar ka chacha kyon n ho, unhen giraphtar nahin kar sakata.

itane men shahar se sharma ji ki dak a gayi. ve uth khade hue aur bole- daroga ji, apaki baten badi majedar hoti hain. ab ijajat dijie. dak a gayi hai. jara use dekhana hai.

chandani rat thi. sharma ji khuli chhat par lete hue ek samachar-patr padhane men magn the. akasmath kuchh shoragul sun kar niche ki taraph jhanka to kya dekhate hain ki ganv ke charon taraph se kanstebalon ke sath kisan chale a rahe hain. bahut se adami khalihan ki taraph se badabadate ate the. bich-bich men sipahiyon ki dant-phatakar ki avajen bhi kanon men ati thin. yah sab adami bngale ke samane sahan men baithate jate the. kahin-kahin striayon ka arttanad bhi sunayi deta tha. sharma ji hairan the ki mamala kya hai ? itane men daroga ji ki bhaynkar garaj sunayi padi- ham ek n manenge, sab logon ko thane chalana hoga.

phir sannata ho gaya. maloom hota tha ki adamiyon men kanaphoosi ho rahi hai. bich-bich men mukhtar sahab aur sipahiyon ke hriday-vidarak shabd akash men goonj uthate. phir aisa jan pada ki kisi par mar pad rahi hai. sharma ji se ab n raha gaya. vah sidhiyon ke dvar par aye. kamare men jhank kar dekha. mej par rupaye gine ja rahe the. daroga ji ne pharmaya, itane bade ganv men sirph yahi ?

mukhtar sahab ne uttar diya- abhi ghabadaie nahin. abaki mukhiyon ki khabar li jay. rupayon ka dher lag jata hai.

yah kah kar mukhtar ne kee kisanon ko pukara, par koee n bola. tab daroga ji ka gaganabhedi nad sunayi diya- yah log sidhe n manenge, mukhiyon ko pakad lo. hathakadiyan bhar do. ek-ek ko damul bhijavaoonga.

yah nadirashahi hukm pate hi kanstebalon ka dal un adamiyon par toot pada. dhol-si pitane lagi. krndan-dhvani se akash goonj utha. sharma ji ka rakt khaul raha tha. unhonne sadaiv nyay aur saty ki seva ki thi. anyay aur nirdayata ka yah karunatmak abhiyan unake lie asahy tha.

achanak kisi ne ro kar kaha- dohaee sarakar ki, mukhtar sahab ham logan ko hak nahak maravaye darat hain.

sharma ji krodh se kanpate hue dham-dham kothe se utar pade, yah dridh snkalp kar liya ki mukhtar sahab ko mare hntaron ke gira doon, par janaseva men manovegon ko dabane ki badi prabal shakti hoti hai. raste hi men snbhal gaye. mukhtar ko bula kar kaha- munshi ji, apane yah kya gul-gapada macha rakha hai ?

mukhtar ne uttar diya- huzoor, daroga ji ne inhen ek dake ki tahakikat men talab kiya hai.

sharma ji bole- ji han, is tahakikat ka arth main khoob samajhata hoon. ghnte bhar se isaka tamasha dekh raha hoon. tahakikat ho chuki ya kasar baki hai ?

mukhtar ne kaha- huzoor, daroga ji janen, mujhe kya matalab ?

daroga ji bade chatur purush the. mukhtar sahab ki baton se unhonne samajha tha ki sharma ji ka svabhav bhi any jamindaron ke sadrish hai. isalie vah bekhatake the, par is samay unhen apani bhool gyat huee. sharma ji ke tevar dekhe, netron se krodhagni ki jvala nikal rahi thi, sharma ji ki shaktishalinata se bhali-bhanti parichit the. samip a kar bole- apake is mukhtar ne mujhe bada dhokha diya, varana main halaf se kahata hoon ki yahan yah ag n lagati. ap mere mitr baboo kokila sinh ke mitr hain aur is nate se main apako apana murabbi samajhata hoon, par is namaradood badamash ne mujhe bada chakama diya ! main bhi aisa ahamak tha ki isake chakkar men a gaya. main bahut nadim hoon ki himakat ke bais janab ko itani takaliph huee ! main apase muaphi ka sayal hoon. meri ek dostana iltamash yah hai ki jitani jaldi mumakin ho is shakhs ko barataraph kar dijie. yah apaki riyasat ko tabah kiye dalata hai. ab mujhe bhi ijajat ho ki apane manahoos qadam yahan se le jaoon. main halaph se kahata hoon ki mujhe apako munh dikhate sharm ati hai.

yahan to yah ghatana ho rahi thi, udhar baboolal apane chaupal men baithe hue, isake sambandh men apane kee asamiyon se batachit kar rahe the. shivadin ne kaha- bhaiya, ap jake daroga ji ko kahe nahin samajhavat hau. ram-ram ! aisan andher !

baboolal- bhaee, main doosare ke bich men bolanevala kaun ? sharma ji to vahin hain. vah ap hi buddhiman hain. jo uchit hoga, karenge. yah aj koee nayi bat thode hi hai. dekhate to ho ki aye din ek n ek upadrav macha hi rahata hai. mukhtar sahab ka isamen bhala hota hai. sharma ji se main is vishay men isalie kuchh nahin kahata ki shayad ve yah samajhen ki main eershyavash shikayat kar raha hoon.

ramadas ne kaha- sharma ji kotha par hain aur nichoo becharan par mar parat hai. dekha nahin jat hai. jinase murad pay jat hain unaka chhode det hain. moka to jan parat hai ki ee tahakikat-sahakikat sab rupaiyan ke khatir kin jat hai.

baboolal- aur kahe ke lie ki jati hai. daroga ji aise hi shikar dhoondha karate hain, lekin dekh lena sharma ji abaki mukhtar sahab ki zaroor khabar lenge. vah aise-vaise adami nahin hain ki yah andher apani ankhon se dekhen aur maun dharan kar len ? han, yah to batao abaki kitani ookh boyi hai ?

ramadas- ookh boye dher rahe muda dushtan ke mare bachai pavai. too manat nahin bhaiya, par ankhan dekhi bat hai ki karah ke karah ras jar gava aur chhatanko bhar mal n para. n jani as kaun mantar mar det hain.

baboolal- achchha, abaki mere kahane se yah hani utha lo. dekhoon aisa kaun bada siddh hai jo karahi ka ras uda deta hai ? zaroor isamen koee n koee bat hai, is ganv men jitane kolhoo zamin men gade pade hain unase vidit hota hai ki pahale yahan ookh bahut hoti thi, kintu ab bechari ka munh bhi mitha nahin hone pata.

shivadin- are bhaiya ! hamare hos men ee sab kolhoo chalat rahe hain. magh- poos men rat bhar ganv men mela laga rahat raha, par jab se ee nasini vidya phaili hai tab se kooo ka ookh ke nere jaye ka hiyav nahin parat hai.

baboolal- eeshvar chahenge to phir vaisi hi ookh lagegi. abaki main is mntr ko ulat doonga. bhaiya yah to batao agar ookh lag jay aur mal pade to tumhari patti men ek hazar ka gud ho jayaga ?

harakhoo ne hns kar kaha- bhaiya, kaisi bat kahate ho hazar to panch bigha men mil sakat hain. hamare patti men 25 bigha se kam ookh nahin tha. kuchho n pare to adhaee hazar kahoon nahin gaye hain.

baboolal- tab to asha hai ki koee pachas rupaye bayaee men mil jaynge. yah rupaye ganv ki saphaee men kharch honge.

itane men ek yuva manushy daudata hua aya aur bola- bhaiya ! oo tahakikat dekhe gil rahalin. daroga ji sabaka dantat marat rahen. devi mukhiya bola mukhtar sahab, hamaka chahe kat daro muda ham ek kaudi n debai. thana, kachahari jahan kaho chalai ke taiyar hee. ee sun ke mukhtar lal huee gayen. char sipahin se kahen ki ehika pakarike khoob maro, tab devi chillay-chillay rove lagal, etane men sarama ji kothi par se khat-khat utaren aur mukhtar ka lage dante. mukhtar thadhe jhoor hoy gayen. daroga ji dhire se ghoda mngavay ke bhagen. manee sarama ji ka asisat chala jat hain.

baboolal- yah to main pahale hi kahata tha ki sharma ji se yah anyay n dekha jayaga.

itane men door se ek lalaten ka prakash dikhayi diya. ek adami ke sath sharma ji ate hue dikhayi diye. baboolal ne asamiyon ko vahan se hata diya, kurasi rakhava di aur badh kar bole- apane is samay kyon kasht kiya, mujhako bula liya hota.

sharma ji ne namrata se uttar diya- apako kis munh se bulata, mere sare adami vahan pite ja rahe the, unaka gala dabaya ja raha tha aur ap pas n phatake. mujhe apase madad ki asha thi. aj hamare mukhtar ne ganv men loot macha di thi. mukhtar ki aur kya kahoon. bechara thode aukat ka adami hai. khed to yah hai ki apake daroga ji bhi usake sahayak the. kushal yah thi ki main vahan maujood tha.

baboolal- bahut lajjit hoon ki is avasar par apaki kuchh seva n kar saka ! par bat yah hai ki mere vahan jane se mukhtar sahab aur daroga donon hi aprasann hote. mukhtar mujhase kee bar kah chuke hain ki ap mere bich men n bola kijie. main apase kabhi ganv ki dasha is bhay se n kahata tha ki shayad ap samajhen ki main eershya ke karan aisa kahata hoon. yahan yah koee nayi bat nahin hai. aye din aisi hi ghatanaen hoti rahati hain, aur kuchh isi ganv men nahin, jis ganv ko dekhie, yahi dasha hai. in sab apattiyon ka ekamatr karan yah hai ki dehaton men karmaparayan, vidvanh aur nitigy manushyon ka abhav hai. shahar ke sushikshit zamindar jinase upakar ki bahut kuchh asha ki jati hai, sara kam karindon par chhod dete hain. rahe dehat ke zamindar so nirakshar bhattachary hain. agar kuchh thode-bahut padhe bhi hain to achchhi sngati n milane ke karan unamen buddhi ka vikas nahin hai. qanoon ke thode se daphe sun-suna liye hain, bas usi ki rat lagaya karate hain. main ap se saty kahata hoon, mujhe jara bhi khabar hoti to main apako sachet kar diya hota.

sharma ji- khair, yah bala to tali, par main dekhata hoon ki is dhng se kam n chalega. apane asamiyon ko aj is vipatti men dekh kar mujhe bada duahkh hua. mera man bar-bar mujhako in sari durghatanaon ka uttaradata thaharata hai. jinaki kamaee khata hoon, jinaki badaulat tamatam par savar ho kar rees bana ghoomata hoon, unake kuchh svatv bhi to mujh par hain. mujhe ab apani svarthandhata spasht dikh padati hai. main ap apani hi drishti men gir gaya hoon. main sari jati ke uddhar ka bida uthaye hue hoon, sare bharatavarsh ke lie pran deta phirata hoon, par apane ghar ki khabar hi nahin. jinaki rotiyan khata hoon unaki taraph se is tarah udasin hoon ! ab is duravastha ko samool nasht karana chahata hoon. is kam men mujhe apaki sahayata aur sahanubhooti ki zaroorat hai. mujhe apana shishy banaie. main yachakabhav se apake pas aya hoon. is bhar ko snbhalane ki shakti mujhamen nahin. meri shiksha ne mujhe kitabon ka kida bana kar chhod diya aur man ke modak khana sikhaya. main manushy nahin, kintu niyamon ka potha hoon. ap mujhe manushy banaie, main ab yahin rahoonga, par apako bhi yahin rahana padega. apaki jo hani hogi usaka bhar mujh par hai. mujhe sarthak jivan ka path padhaie. apase achchha guru mujhe n milega. sambhav hai ki apaka anugami ban kar main apana kartavy palan karane yogy ho jaoon.

tika tippani aur sndarbh

bahari kadiyan

snbndhit lekh

varnamala kramanusar lekh khoj

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