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lakhanoo ke naubaste mohalle men ek munshi maikoolal mukhtar rahate the. bade udar, dayalu aur sajjan purush the. apane peshe men itane kushal the ki aisa birala hi koee mukadama hota tha jisamen vah kisi n kisi paksh ki or se n rakhe jate hon. sadhu-snton se bhi unhen prem tha. unake satsng se unhonne kuchh tattvgyan aur kuchh ganje-charas ka abhyas prapt kar liya tha. rahi sharab, yah unaki kul-pratha thi. sharab ke nashe men vah qanooni masaude khoob likhate the, unaki buddhi prajvalit ho jati thi. ganje aur charas ka prabhav unake gyan par padata tha. dam laga kar vah vairagy aur dhyan men tallin ho jate the. mohallevalon par unaka bada rob tha. lekin yah unaki qanooni pratibha ka nahin, unaki udar sajjanata ka phal tha. mohalle ke ekkevan, gvale aur kahar unake agyakari the, sau kam chhod kar unaki khidamat karate the. unaki madyajanit udarata ne sabon ko vashibhoot kar liya tha. vah nity kachahari se ate hi alagoo kahar ke samane do rupaye phenk dete the. kuchh kahane-sunane ki zaroorat n thi, alagoo isaka ashay samajhata tha. sham ko sharab ki ek botal aur kuchh ganja tatha charas munshi ji ke samane a jata tha. bas, mahaphil jam jati. yar log a pahunchate. ek or muvakkilon ki katar baithati, doosari or sahavasiyon ki. vairagy ki aur gyan ki charcha hone lagati. bich-bich men muvakkilon se bhi mukadame ki do-ek baten kar lete ! das baje rat ko vah sabha visarjit hoti thi. munshi ji apane peshe aur gyan charcha ke siva aur koee dard sir mol n lete the. desh ke kisi andolan, kisi sabha, kisi samajik sudhar se unaka sambandh n tha. is vishay men vah sachche virakt the. bng-bhng hua, naram-garam dal bane, rajanitik sudharon ka avirbhav hua, svarajy ki akanksha ne janm liya, atm-raksha ki avajen desh men goonjane lagin, kintu munshi ji ki aviral shanti men jara bhi vighn n pada. adalat aur sharab ke sivay vah snsar ki sabhi chijon ko maya samajhate the, sabhi se udasin rahate the.

chirag jal chuke the. munshi maikoolal ki sabha jam gayi thi, upasakagan jama ho gaye the, abhi tak madira devi prakat n huee thi. alagoo bazar se n lauta tha. sab log bar-bar utsuk netron se tak rahe the. ek adami baramade men pratikshasvaroop khada tha, do-tin sajjan toh lene ke lie sadak par khade the, lekin alagoo ata najar n ata tha. aj jivan men pahala avasar tha ki munshi ji ko itana intazar khinchana pada. unaki pratikshajanak udvignata ne gahari samadhi ka roop dharan kar liya tha, n kuchh bolate the, n kisi or dekhate the. samast shaktiyan pratikshabindu par kendribhoot ho gayin.

akasmath soochana mili ki alagoo a raha hai. munshi ji jag pade, sahavasigan khil gaye, asan badal kar snbhal baithe, unaki ankhen anurakt ho gayin. ashamay vilamb anand ko aur badha deta hai.

ek kshan men alagoo a kar samane khada ho gaya. munshi ji ne use danta nahin, yah pahala aparadh tha, isaka kuchh n kuchh karan avashy hoga, dabe hue par utknthayukt netron se alagoo ke hath ki or dekha. botal n thi. vismay hua, vishvas n aya, phir gaur se dekha botal n thi. yah aprakritik ghatana thi, par is par unhen krodh n aya, namrata ke sath poochha botal kahan hai ?

alagoo- aj nahin mili.

maikoolal- yah kyon ?

alagoo- dookan ke donon nake roke hue surajavale khade hain, kisi ko udhar jane hi nahin dete.

ab munshi ji ko krodh aya, alagoo par nahin, svarajyavalon par. unhen meri sharab band karane ka kya adhikar hai ? tark bhav se bole- tumane mera nam nahin liya ?

alagoo- bahut kaha, lekin vahan kaun kisi ki sunata tha ? sabhi log laute ate the, main bhi laut aya.

munshi- charas laye ?

alagoo- vahan bhi yahi hal tha.

munshi- tum mere naukar ho ya svarajyavalon ke ?

alagoo- munh men kalikh lagavane ke lie thode hi naukar hoon ?

munshi- to kya vahan badamash log munh men kalikh bhi laga rahe hain ?

alagoo- dekha to nahin, lekin sab yahi kahate the.

munshi- achchhi bat hai, main khud jata hoon, dekhoon kisaki majal hai jo roke. ek-ek ko lal ghar dikha doonga, yah sarakar ka raj hai, koee badamili nahin hai. vahan koee pulis ka sipahi nahin tha ?

alagoo- thanedar sahab ap hi khade sabase kahate the jisaka ji chahe jay sharab le ya piye lekin laut ate the, unaki koee n sunata tha.

munshi- thanedar mere dost hain, chalo ji eedoo chalate ho. ramabali, bechan, jhinakoo sab chalo. ek-ek botal le lo, dekhoon kaun rokata hai. kal hi to maja chakha doonga.

munshi ji apane charon sathiyon ke sath sharabakhane ki gali ke samane pahunche to vahan bahut bhid thi. bich men do saumy moortiyan khadi thin. ek maulana jamin the jo shahar ke mashahoor mujatahid the, doosare svami ghananand the jo vahan ki sevasamiti ke snsthapak aur praja ke bade hitachintak the. unake sammukh hi thanedar sahab kee kanastebalon ke sath khade the. munshi ji aur unake sathiyon ko dekhate hi thanedar sahab prasann hokar bole aie mukhtar sahab, kya aj ap hi ko takaliph karani padi ? yah charon ap hi ke hamarah hain n ?

munshi ji bole- ji han, pahale adami bheja, vah nakam vapas gaya. suna aj yahan hadabong machi huee hai, svarajyavale kisi ko andar jane hi nahin dete.

thanedar- ji nahin, yahan kisaki majal hai jo kisi ke kam men hajir ho sake. ap shauq se jaie. koee choon tak nahin kar sakata. akhir main yahan kis lie hoon.

munshi ji ne gauravonmatt drishti se apane sathiyon ko dekha aur gali men ghuse ki itane men maulana jamin ne eedoo se badi namrata se kaha- dost, yah to tumhari namaz ka vakt hai, yahan kaise aye ? kya isi dinadari ke bal par khilaphat ka masala hal karenge ?

eedoo ke pairon men jaise lohe ki bedi pad gayi. lajjit bhav se khada bhoomi ki or takane laga. age qadam rakhane ka sahas n hua.

svami ghananand ne munshi ji aur unake baki tinon sathiyon se kaha- bachcha, yah pnchamrit lete jao, tumhara kalyan hoga. jhinakoo, ramabali aur bechan ne anivary bhav se hath phaila diye aur svami ji se pnchamrit le kar pi gaye. munshi ji ne kaha- ise ap khud pi jaie. mujhe zaroorat nahin.

svami ji unake samane hath jod kar khade ho gaye aur vinod bhav se bole- is bhikshuk par aj daya kijie, udhar n jaie.

lekin munshi ji ne unaka hath pakad kar samane se hata diya aur gali men dakhil ho gaye. unake tinon sathi svami ji ke pichhe sir jhukaye khade rahe.

munshi- ramabali, jhinakoo ate kyon nahin ? kisaki takat hai ki hamen rok sake.

jhinakoo- tum hi kahe nahin laut avat ho. sadhu-sntan ki bat mane ka hot hai.

munshi- to isi hausale par ghar se nikale the ?

ramabali- nikale the ki koee jabardasti rokega to usase samajhenge. sadhu-snton se ladaee karane thode hi chale the.

munshi- sach kaha hai, gnvar bhed hote hain.

bechan- ap sher ho jayn, ham bhed hi bane rahenge.

munshi ji akadate hue sharabakhane men dakhil hue. dookan par udasi chhayi huee thi, kalavar apani gaddi par baitha oongh raha tha. munshi ji ki ahat pa kar chaunk pada, unhen tivr drishti se dekha mano yah koee vichitr jiv hai, botal bhar di aur oonghane laga.

munshi ji gali ke dvar par aye to apane sathiyon ko n paya. bahut se adamiyon ne unhen charon or se gher liya aur nindasoochak boliyan bolane lage.

ek ne kaha- dilavar ho to aisa ho.

doosara bola- sharmache kuttist ki peshe maradan vivaad (maradon ke samane lajja nahin a sakati.)

tisara bola- hai koee purana piyakkad pakka latiyal.

itane men thanedar sahab ne a kar bhid hata di. munshi ji ne unhen dhanyavad diya aur ghar chale. ek kanastebal bhi raksharth unake sath chala.

munshi ji ke charon mitron ne botalen phenk din aur apas men baten karate hue chale.

jhinakoo- ek ber hamara ekka begar men pakad jat rahe to yahi svami ji chaparasi se kah-sun ke chhuday dihen raha.

ramabali- pichhale sal jab hamare ghar men ag lagi thi tab bhi to yahi seva-samiti valon ko le kar pahunch gaye the, nahin to ghar men ek soot n bachata.

bechan- mukhtar apane samane kisi ko ginate hi nahin. adami koee bura kam karata hai to chhip ke karata hai, yah nahin ki behaee par kamar bandh le.

jhinakoo- bhaee, pith pichhe kooo ki buraee n karai chahi. aur jaun kuchh hoy par adami bada akabali hau. utane adamiyan ke bich man kaisa ghusat chala gava.

ramabali- yah koee akabal nahin hai. thanedar n hota to ate-dal ka bhav maloom ho jata.

bechan- mujhe to koee pachas rupaye deta to bhi gali men pair n rakh sakata. sharm se sir hi nahin uthata tha !

eedoo- inake sath a kar aj badi musibat men phns gaya. maulana jahan dekhenge vahan ade hathon lenge. din ke khilaf aisa kam kyon karen ki sharminda hona pade. main to aj mare sharm ke gad gaya. aj toba karata hoon. ab isaki taraph ankh utha kar bhi n dekhoonga.

ramabali- sharabiyon ki toba kachche dhage se mazaboot nahin hoti.

eedoo - agar phir kabhi mujhe pite dekhana to munh men kalikh laga dena.

bechan- achchha to isi bat par aj se main ise chhodata hoon. ab pioon to goo-rakt barabar.

jhinakoo- to ka ham hi sabase papi han. phir kabhoo jo hamaka piyat dekhyo, baithay ke pachas joota lagayo.

ramabali- are ja, abhi munshi ji bulayenge, to kutte ki tarah daudate hue jaoge.

jhinakoo- munshi ji ke sath baithe dekhyo to sau joota lagayo, jinake bat men pharak hai unake bap men pharak hai.

ramabali- to bhaee main bhi kasam khata hoon ki aj se ganth ke paise nikal kar n pioonga. han, muft ki pine men inakar nahin.

bechan- ganth ke paise tumane kabhi kharch kiye hain ?

itane men munshi maikoolal lapake hue ate dikhayi diye. yadyapi vah bazi mar kar aye the, mukh par vijay garv ki jagah khisiyanapan chhaya hua tha. kisi avyakt karanavash vah is vijay ka hardik annd n utha sakate the. hriday ke kisi kone men chhipi huee lajja unhen chutakiyan le rahi thi. vah svayn agyat the, par us dussahas ka khed unhen vyathit kar raha tha.

ramabali ne kaha- aie mukhtar sahab, badi der lagayi.

munshi- tum sab-ke-sab gavadi hi nikale, ek sadhu ke chakame men a gaye.

ramabali- in logon ne to aj se sharab n pine ki kasam kha li hai.

munshi- aisa to mainne mard hi nahin dekha jo ek bar isake chngul men phns kar nikal jay. munh se bakana doosari bat hai.

eedoo- zindagi rahi to dekh lijiyega.

jhinakoo- dana-pani to kooo se nahin chhoot sakat hai aur batan ka jab manama ave chhod dev. bas chot lag jay ka chahi, nasha khaye bina kooo mar nahin jat hai.

munshi- dekhoonga tumhari bahaduri bhi.

bechan- dekhana kya hai, chhod dena koee badi bat nahin. yahi n hoga ki do-char din ji sust rahega. ladaee men angarejon ne chhod diya tha jo ise pani ki tarah pite hain to hamare lie koee mushkil kam nahin.

yahi baten karate hue log mukhtar sahab ke makan par a pahunche.

divanakhane men sannata tha. muvakkil chale gaye the. alagoo pada so raha tha. munshi ji masanad par ja baithe aur alamari se glas nikalane lage. unhen abhi tak apane sathiyon ki pratigya par vishvas n ata tha. unhen poora yakin tha ki sharab ki sugandh aur lalima dekhate hi sabhon ki toba toot jayagi. jahan mainne jara badhava diya vahin sab-ke-sab akar dat jaynge aur mahaphil jam jayagi. jab eedoo salam karake chalane laga aur jhinakoo ne apana dnda snbhala to munshi ji ne donon hath pakad liye aur bade mridul shabdon men bole yaro, yon sath chhodana achchha nahin. ao jara aj isaka maja to chakho, khas taur par achchhi hai.

munshi- aji ao to, in baton men kya dhara hai ?

eedoo- ap hi ko mubarak rahe, mujhe jane dijie.

jhinakoo- ham to bhagavanh chahi to eke niyar n jab; joota kaun khay ?

yah kah kar donon apane-apane hath chhoda kar chale gaye tab mukhtar sahab ne bechan ka hath pakada jo baramade se niche utar raha tha, bole- bechan, kya tum bhi bevaphaee karoge ?

bechan- mainne to badi kasam khayi hai. jab ek bar ise goo-rakt kah chuka to phir isaki or tak bhi nahin sakata. kitana hi gaya-bita hoon to kya goo-rakt ki laj bhi n rakhoonga. ab ap bhi chhodie, kuchh din ram-ram kijie. bahut din to pite ho gaye.

yah kah kar vah bhi salam karake chalata hua. ab akele ramabali rah gaya. munshi ji ne usase shokatur ho kar kaha- dekho ramabali, in sabhon ki bevaphaee ? yah log aise dhulamul honge, main n janata tha. ao, aj hamin tum sahi. do sachche dost aise darajanon kachalohiyon se achchhe hain. ao, baith jao.

ramabali- main to hajir hi hoon, lekin mainne bhi kasam khayi hai ki kabhi ganth ke paise kharch karake n pioonga.

munshi- aji jab tak mere dam men dam hai, tum jitana chaho piyo, gam kya hai ?

ramabali- lekin ap n rahe tab ? aisa sajjan phir kahan paoonga ?

munshi- aji tab dekhi jayagi, main aj mara thode hi jata hoon.

ramabali- zindagi ka koee etabar nahin, ap mujhase pahale zaroor hi marenge, to us vakt mujhe kaun roj pilayega. tab to chhod bhi n sakoonga. isase behatar yahi hai ki abhi se fikr karoon.

munshi- yar aisi baten karake dil n chhota karo. ao baith jao, ek hi gilas le lena.

ramabali- mukhtar sahab, ab zyada majaboor n kijie. jab eedoo aur jhinakoo jaise latiyon ne kasam kha li jo auraton ke gahane bech-bech pi gaye aur nire moorkh hain, to main itana nirlajj nahin hoon ki isaka gulam bana rahoon. svami ji ne mera sarvanash hone se bachaya hai. unaki agya main kisi tarah nahin tal sakata. yah kah kar ramabali bhi vida ho gaya.

munshiji ne pyala munh se lagaya, lekin doosara pyala bharane ke pahale unaki madyaturata gayab ho gayi thi. jivan men yah pahala avasar tha ki unhen ekant men baith kar dava ki bhanti sharab pini padi. pahale to sahavasiyon par jhunjhalaye. dagabajon ko mainne saikadon rupaye khila diye honge, lekin aj jara-si bat par sab-ke-sab phirnt ho gaye. ab main bhoot ki bhanti akela pada hua hoon, koee hnsane-bolane vala nahin. yah to sohabat ki chiz hai, jab sohabat ka anand hi n raha to pi kar khat par pad rahane se kya fayada ?

mera aj kitana apaman hua! jab main gali men ghusa hoon to saikadon hi adami meri or agney drishti se tak rahe the. sharab lekar lauta hoon tab to logon ka vash chalata to meri botiyan noch khate. thanedar n hota to ghar tak ana mushkil tha. yah apaman aur lokaninda kis lie. isalie ki ghadi bhar baith kar munh kadava karoon aur kaleja jalaoon. koee hnsi-chuhal karane vala tak nahin.

log ise kitani tyajy-vastu samajhate hain, isaka anubhav mujhe aj hi hua, nahin to ek snnyasi ke jara-se ishare par barason ke lati piyakkad yon meri avahelana n karate. bat yahi hai ki antahkaran se sabhi ise nishiddh samajhate hain. jab mere sath ke gvale, ekkevan aur kahar tak ise tyag sakate hain to kya main unase bhi gaya-gujara hoon? itana apaman sah kar, janata ki nigah men patit ho kar, sare shahar men badanam ho kar, nakkoo ban kar ek kshan ke lie sir men saroor paida kar liya to kya kam kiya ? kuvasana ke lie atma ko itana niche girana kya achchhi bat hai ? yah charon is ghadi meri ninda kar rahe honge, mujhe dusht bana rahe honge, mujhe nich samajh rahe honge. in nichon ki drishti men main nicha ho gaya. yah duravastha nahin sahi jati. aj is vasana ka ant kar doonga, apaman ka ant kar doonga.

ek kshan men dhadake ki avaz huee. alagoo chaunk kar utha to dekha ki munshi ji baramade men khade hain aur botal zamin par tooti padi hai !

tika tippani aur sndarbh

bahari kadiyan

snbndhit lekh

varnamala kramanusar lekh khoj

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