परीक्षा-2 -प्रेमचंद  हिन्दी देवनागरी में पढ़ें।

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

jab riyasat devagadh ke divan saradar sujanasinh boodhe hue to paramatma ki yad aee. ja kar maharaj se vinay ki ki dinabndhu! das ne shrimanh ki seva chalis sal tak ki, ab meri avastha bhi dhal gee, raj-kaj snbhalane ki shakti nahin rahi. kahin bhool-chook ho jae to budhape men dag lage. sari zindagi ki nekanami mitti men mil jae.

raja sahab apane anubhavashil nitikushal divan ka bada adar karate the. bahut samajhaya, lekin jab divan sahab ne n mana, to har kar unaki prarthana svikar kar li, par shart yah laga di ki riyasat ke lie naya divan ap hi ko khojana padega.

doosare din desh ke prasiddh patron men yah vigyapan nikala ki devagadh ke lie ek suyogy divan ki zaroorat hai. jo sajjan apane ko is pad ke yogy samajhen ve vartaman sarakar sujanasinh ki seva men upasthit hon. yah zaroori nahin hai ki ve grejuet hon, magar hrisht-pusht hona avashyak hai, mndagni ke mariz ko yahan tak kasht uthane ki koee zaroorat nahin. ek mahine tak ummidavaron ke rahan-sahan, achar-vichar ki dekhabhal ki jaegi. vidya ka kam, parantu kartavy ka adhik vichar kiya jaega. jo mahashay is pariksha men poore utarenge, ve is uchch pad par sushobhit honge.

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is vigyapan ne sare mulk men tahalaka macha diya. aisa ooncha pad aur kisi prakar ki qaid nahin? keval nasib ka khel hai. saikadon adami apana-apana bhagy parakhane ke lie chal khade hue. devagadh men naye-naye aur rng-birnge manushy dikhayi dene lage. pratyek relagadi se ummidavaron ka ek mela-sa utarata. koee pnjab se chala ata tha, koee madras se, koee nee phaishan ka premi, koee purani sadagi par mita hua. pnditon aur maulaviyon ko bhi apane-apane bhagy ki pariksha karane ka avasar mila. bechare sanad ke nam roya karate the, yahan usaki koee zaroorat nahin thi. rngin emame, choge aur nana prakar ke angarakhe aur kntop devagadh men apani saj-dhaj dikhane lage. lekin sabase vishesh snkhya grejueton ki thi, kyonki sanad ki qaid n hone par bhi sanad se parada to dhaka rahata hai.

saradar sujanasinh ne in mahanubhavon ke adar-satkar ka bada achchha prabndh kar diya tha. log apane-apane kamaron men baithe hue rojedar musalamanon ki tarah mahine ke din gina karate the. har ek manushy apane jivan ko apani buddhi ke anusar achchhe roop men dikhane ki koshish karata tha. mistar a nau baje din tak soya karate the, ajakal ve bagiche men tahalate hue oosha ka darshan karate the. mi. b ko hukka pine ki lat thi, ajakal bahut rat gaye kivad band karake andhere men singar pite the. mi. d s aur j se unake gharon par naukaron ki nak men dam tha, lekin ye sajjan ajakal 'ap' aur 'janab' ke bagair naukaron se batachit nahin karate the. mahashay k nastik the, haksale ke upasak, magar ajakal unaki dharmanishtha dekh kar mandir ke pujari ko padachyut ho jane ki shnka lagi rahati thi ! mi. l ko kitab se ghrina thi, parantu ajakal ve bade-bade granth dekhane-padhane men doobe rahate the. jisase bat kijie, vah namrata aur sadachar ka devata bana maloom deta tha. sharma ji ghadi rat se hi ved-mntra padhane men lagate the aur maulavi sahab ko namaj aur talavat ke siva aur koee kam n tha. log samajhate the ki ek mahine ka jhnjhat hai, kisi tarah kat len, kahin kary siddh ho gaya to kaun poochhata hai lekin manushyon ka vah boodha jauhari ad men baitha hua dekh raha tha ki in bagulon men hns kahan chhipa hua hai.

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ek din naye phaishanavalon ko soojhi ki apas men haki ka khel ho jae. yah prastav haki ke mnje hue khiladiyon ne pesh kiya. yah bhi to akhir ek vidya hai. ise kyon chhipa rakhen. snbhav hai, kuchh hathon ki saphaee hi kam kar jae. chalie tay ho gaya, phild ban gee, khel shuroo ho gaya aur gend kisi daphtar ke aprentis ki tarah thokaren khane laga. riyasat devagadh men yah khel bilakul nirali bat thi. padhe-likhe bhalemanus log shatarnj aur tash jaise gnbhir khel khelate the. daud-kood ke khel bachchon ke khel samajhe jate the. khel bade utsah se jari tha. dhave ke log jab gend ko le kar teji se udate to aisa jan padata tha ki koee lahar badhati chali ati hai. lekin doosari or ke khiladi is badhati huee lahar ko is tarah rok lete the ki mano lohe ki divar hai.

sndhya tak yahi dhoomadham rahi. log pasine se tar ho gaye. khoon ki garmi ankh aur chehare se jhalak rahi thi. hanphate-hanphate bedam ho gaye, lekin har-jit ka nirnay n ho saka. andhera ho gaya tha. is maidan se jara door hat kar ek nala tha. us par koee pul n tha. pathikon ko nale men se chal kar ana padata tha. khel abhi band hi hua tha aur khiladi log baithe dam le rahe the ki ek kisan anaj se bhari huee gadi liye hue us nale men aya lekin kuchh to nale men kichad tha aur kuchh usaki chadhaee itani oonchi thi ki gadi oopar n chadh sakati thi. vah kabhi bailon ko lalakarata, kabhi pahiyon ko hath se dhakelata lekin bojh adhik tha aur bail kamazor. gadi oopar ko n chadhati aur chadhati bhi to kuchh door chadhakar phir khisak kar niche pahunch jati. kisan bar-bar jor lagata aur bar-bar jhunjhala kar bailon ko marata, lekin gadi ubharane ka nam n leti. bechara idhar-udhar nirash ho kar takata magar vahan koee sahayak najar n ata. gadi ko akele chhodakar kahin ja bhi nahin sakata. badi apatti men phnsa hua tha. isi bich men khiladi hathon men dnde liye ghoomate-ghamate udhar se nikale. kisan ne unaki taraph sahami huee ankhon se dekha, parntu kisi se madad mangane ka sahas n hua. khiladiyon ne bhi usako dekha magar band ankhon se, jinamen sahanubhooti n thi. unamen svarth tha, mad tha, magar udarata aur vatsaly ka nam bhi n tha.

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lekin usi samooh men ek aisa manushy tha jisake hriday men daya thi aur sahas tha. aj haki khelate hue usake pairon men chot lag gee thi. lngadata hua dhire-dhire chala ata tha. akasmath usaki nigah gadi par padi. thithak gaya. use kisan ki soorat dekhate hi sab baten gyat ho gayin. dnda ek kinare rakh diya. kot utar dala aur kisan ke pas ja kar bola main tumhari gadi nikal doon ?

kisan ne dekha ek gathe hue badan ka lamba adami samane khada hai. jhuk kar bola- hujoor, main apase kaise kahoon? yuvak ne kaha maloom hota hai, tum yahan badi der se phnse ho. achchha, tum gadi par jakar bailon ko sadho, main pahiyon ko dhakelata hoon, abhi gadi oopar chadh jati hai. kisan gadi par ja baitha. yuvak ne pahiye ko jor laga kar ukasaya. kichad bahut jyada tha. vah ghutane tak jamin men gad gaya, lekin himmat n hari. usane phir jor kiya, udhar kisan ne bailon ko lalakara. bailon ko sahara mila, himmat bndh gee, unhonne kndhe jhuka kar ek bar jor kiya to gadi nale ke oopar thi. kisan yuvak ke samane hath jod kar khada ho gaya. bola- maharaj, apane aj mujhe ubar liya, nahin to sari rat mujhe yahan baithana padata. yuvak ne hns kar kaha- ab mujhe kuchh inam dete ho? kisan ne gambhir bhav se kaha narayan chahenge to divani apako hi milegi.

yuvak ne kisan ki taraph gaur se dekha. usake man men ek sndeh hua, kya yah sujanasinh to nahin hain ? avaz milati hai, chehara-mohara bhi vahi. kisan ne bhi usaki or tivr drishti se dekha. shayad usake dil ke sndeh ko bhanp gaya. muskara kar bola- gahare pani men paithane se hi moti milata hai.

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nidan mahina poora hua. chunav ka din a pahuncha. ummidavar log pratahkal hi se apani kismaton ka faisala sunane ke lie utsuk the. din katana pahad ho gaya. pratyek ke chehare par asha aur nirasha ke rng ate the. nahin maloom, aj kisake nasib jagenge! n jane kis par lakshmi ki kripadrishti hogi. sndhya samay raja sahab ka darabar sajaya gaya. shahar ke rees aur dhanadhy log, rajy ke karmachari aur darabari tatha divani ke ummidavaron ka samooh, sab rng-birngi saj-dhaj banaye darabar men a viraje ! ummidavaron ke kaleje dhadak rahe the. jab saradar sujanasinh ne khade ho kar kaha- mere divani ke ummidavar mahashayo! mainne ap logon ko jo kasht diya hai, usake lie mujhe kshama kijie. is pad ke lie aise purush ki avashyakata thi jisake hriday men daya ho aur sath-sath atmabal. hriday vah jo udar ho, atmabal vah jo apatti ka virata ke sath samana kare aur is riyasat ke saubhagy se hamen aisa purush mil gaya. aise gunavale snsar men kam hain aur jo hain, ve kirti aur man ke shikhar par baithe hue hain, un tak hamari pahunch nahin. main riyasat ke pndit janakinath-sa divan pane par badhaee deta hoon.

riyasat ke karmachariyon aur reeson ne janakinath ki taraph dekha. ummidavar dal ki ankhen udhar uthin, magar un ankhon men satkar tha, in ankhon men eershya. saradar sahab ne phir pharamaya- ap logon ko yah svikar karane men koee apatti n hogi ki jo purush svayn zakhmi hokar bhi ek garib kisan ki bhari huee gadi ko daladal se nikal kar nale ke oopar chadha de usake hriday men sahas, atmabal aur udarata ka vas hai. aisa adami garibon ko kabhi n satavega. usaka snkalp dridh hai jo usake chitt ko sthir rakhega. vah chahe dhokha kha jaye, parantu daya aur dharm se kabhi n hatega.


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