मिस पद्मा -प्रेमचंद  हिन्दी देवनागरी में पढ़ें।

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

kanoon men achchhi saphalata prapt kar lene ke bad mis padma ko ek naya anubhav hua, vah tha jivan ka soonapan. vivah ko usane ek aprakritik bndhan samajha tha aur nishchay kar liya tha ki svatantr rahakar jivan ka upabhog karoongi. em.e. ki digri li, phir qanoon pas kiya aur praiktis shuroo kar di. roopavati thi, yuvati thi, mridubhashini thi aur pratibhashalini bhi thi. marg men koee badha n thi. dekhate-dekhate vah apane sathi naujavan mard vakilon ko pichhe chhodakar age nikal gayi aur ab usaki amadani kabhi-kabhi ek hazar se bhi oopar badh jati. ab utane parishram aur sir-magajan ki avashyakata n rahi. mukadame adhikatar vahi hote the, jinaka use poora anubhav ho chuka tha, unake vishay men kisi tarah ki taiyari ki use zaroorat n maloom hoti. apani shaktiyon par kuchh vishvas bhi ho gaya tha. qanoon men kaise vijay mila karati hai, isake kuchh latake bhi use maloom ho gaye the. isalie use ab bahut avakash milata tha aur ise vah kisse-kaha,niyan padhane, sair karane, sinema dekhane, milane-milane men kharch karati thi. jivan ko sukhi banane ke lie kisi vyasan ki zaroorat ko vah khoob samajhati thi. usane phool aur paude lagane ka vyasan pal liya tha. tarah-tarah ke bij aur paude mngati aur unhen ugate-badhate, phoolate-phalate dekhakar khush hoti; magar phir bhi jivan men soonepan ka anubhav hota rahata tha. yah bat n thi ki use purushon se virakti ho. nahin, usake premiyon ki kami n thi. agar usake pas keval roop aur yauvan hota, to bhi upasakon ka abhav n rahata; magar yahan to roop aur yauvan ke sath dhan bhi tha. phir rasik-vrind kyon chook jate ?   padma ko vilas se ghrina thi nahin, ghrina thi paradhinata se, vivah ko jivan ka vyavasay banane se. jab svatantr rahakar bhog-vilas ka anand udaya ja sakata hai, to phir kyon n udaya jay ? bhog men use koee naitik badha n thi, ise vah keval deh ki ek bhookh samajhati thi. is bhookh ko kisi saph-suthari dookan se bhi shant kiya ja sakata hai. aur padma ko saph-suthari dookan ki hamesha talash rahati thi. grahak dookan men vahi chiz leta hai, jo use pasand ati hai. padma bhi vahi chiz chahati thi. yon usake darjanon ashik the qee vakil, kee prophesar, kee daktar, kee rees. magar ye sab-ke-sab aiyash the bephikr, keval bhaunre ki tarah ras lekar ud jane vale. aisa ek bhi n tha, jis par vah vishvas kar sakati. ab use maloom hua ki usaka man keval bhog nahin chahata, kuchh aur bhi chahata hai. vah chiz kya thi ? poora atm-samarpan aur yah use n milati thi.

usake premiyon men ek mi. prasad tha bada hi roopavan aur dhurandhar vidvanh. ek kalej men prophesar tha. vah bhi mukt-bhog ke adarsh ka upasak tha aur padma us par phida thi. chahati thi use bandhakar rakhe, sampoornat: apana bana le; lekin prasad chngul men n ata tha. sandhya ho gayi thi. padma sair karane ja rahi thi ki prasad a gaya. sair karana multavi ho gaya. batachit men sair se kahin zyada anand tha aur padma aj prasad se kuchh dil ki bat kahane vali thi. kee din ke soch-vichar ke bad usane kah dalane hi ka nishchay kiya tha. usane prasad ki nashili ankhon se ankhen milakar kaha, ‘tum yahin mere bngale men akar kyon nahin rahate ? prasad ne kutil-vinod ke sath kaha, ‘natija yah hoga ki do-char mahine men yah mulakat bhi band ho jayegi.‘ 'meri samajh men nahin aya, tumhara kya ashay hai.' 'ashay vahi hai, jo main kah raha hoon.' 'akhir kyon ?' 'main apani svatantrata n khona chahoonga, tum apani svatantrata n khona chahogi. tumhare pas tumhare ashik ayenge, mujhe jalan hogi. mere pas meri premikaen ayengi, tumhen jalan hogi. manamutav hoga, phir vaimanasy hoga aur tum mujhe ghar se nikal dogi. ghar tumhara hai hi ! mujhe bura lagega hi, phir yah maitri kaise nibhegi ?' donon kee minat tak maun rahe. prasad ne paristhiti ko itane spasht belag, latthamar shabdon men kholakar rakh diya tha ki kuchh kahane ki jagah n milati thi ! akhir prasad hi ko nukata soojha. bola, ‘zab tak ham donon yah pratigya n kar len ki aj se main tumhara hoon aur tum meri ho, tab tak ek sath nirvah nahin ho sakata.‘ 'tum yah pratigya karoge ?' 'pahale tum batalao.' 'main karoongi.' 'to main bhi karoonga.' 'magar is ek bat ke siva main aur sabhi baton men svatntr rahoongi !' 'aur main bhi is ek bat ke siva har bat men svatntr rahoonga.' 'mnjoor.' 'mnjoor !' 'to kab se ?' 'jab se tum kaho.' 'main to kahati hoon, kal hi se.' 'tay. lekin agar tumane isake viruddh acharan kiya to ?' 'aur tumane kiya to ?' 'tum mujhe ghar se nikal sakati ho; lekin main tumhen kya saza doonga ?' 'tum mujhe tyag dena, aur kya karoge ?' 'ji nahin, tab itane se chitt ko shanti n milegi. tab main chahoonga tumhen jalil karana; balki tumhari hatya karana.' 'tum bade nirdayi ho, prasad ?' 'jab tak ham donon svadhin hain, hamen kisi ko kuchh kahane ka hak nahin, lekin ek bar pratigya men bndh jane ke bad phir n main usaki avgya sah sakoonga, n tum sah sakogi. tumhare pas dand ka sadhan hai, mere pas nahin hai. qanoon mujhe koee bhi adhikar nahin dega. main to keval apane pashubal se pratigya ka palan karaoonga aur tumhare itane naukaron ke samane main akela kya kar sakoonga ?' 'tum to chitr ka shyam paksh hi dekhate ho ! jab main tumhari ho rahi hoon, to yah makan, naukar-chakar aur jayadad sabakuchh tumhara hai. ham-tum donon janate hain kirh eershya se zyada ghrinit koee samajik pap nahin hai. tumhen mujhase prem hai ya nahin, main nahin kah sakati; lekin tumhare lie main sabakuchh sahane, sabakuchh karane ko taiyar hoon.' 'dil se kahati ho padma ?' 'sachche dil se.' 'magar n-jane kyon tumhare oopar vishvas nahin a raha hai ?' 'main to tumhare oopar vishvas kar rahi hoon.' 'yah samajh lo, main mehaman banakar tumhare ghar men n rahoonga, svami banakar rahoonga.' 'tum ghar ke svami hi nahin, mere svami banakar rahoge. main tumhari svamini banakar rahoongi.' pro. prasad aur mis padma donon sath rahate hain aur prasann hain. donon hi ne jivan ka jo adarsh man men sthir kar liya tha, vah saty ban gaya hai. prasad ko keval do sau rupaye vetan milata hai; magar ab vah apani amadani ka duguna bhi kharch kar de to paravah nahin. pahale vah kabhi-kabhi sharab pita tha, ab rat-din sharab men mast rahata hai. ab usake lie alag apani kar hai, alag apane naukar hain, tarah-tarah ki bahumooly chizen mngavata rahata hai aur padma bade harsh se usaki sari phijoolakharchiyan bardasht karati hai. nahin, bardasht karane ka prashn nahin. vah khud use achchhe-se-achchhe soot pahanakar achchhe-se-achchhe thath men rakhakar, prasann hoti hai. jaisi ghadi is vakt pro. prasad ke pas hai, shahar ke bade-se-bade rees ke pas n hogi aur padma jitana hi usase dabati hai prasad utana hi use dabata hai. kabhi-kabhi use nagavar bhi lagata hai, par kisi agyat karan se apane ko usake vash men pati hai. prasad ko jara bhi udas ya chintit dekhakar usaka man chnchal ho jata hai. us par avajen kasi jati hain; phabatiyan chust ki jati hain. jo usake purane premi the, ve use jalane aur kudhane ka prayas bhi karate hain; par vah prasad ke pas ate hi sab kuchh bhool jati hai. prasad ne us par poora adhipaty pa liya hai aur usane isaka gyan padma ki barik ankhon se padha hai aur usaka asan achchhi tarah pa gaya hai.   magar jaise rajaniti ke kshetr men adhikar durupayog ki or jata hai, usi tarah prem ke kshetr men bhi vah durupayog ki or hi jata hai aur jo kamazor hai, use tavan dena padata hai. atmabhimani padma ab prasad ki laundi thi aur prasad usaki durbalata ka fayada uthane se kyon chookata ? usane kil ki patali nok chubha di thi aur badi kushalata se uttarottar use andar thonkata jata tha. yahan tak ki usane rat ko der men ghar ana shuroo kiya. padma ko apane sath n le jata, usase bahana karata ki mere sir men dard hai aur jab padma ghoomane jati to apani kar nikal leta aur ud jata. do sal gujar gaye the aur padma ko garbh tha. vah sthool bhi ho chali thi. usake roop men pahale ki-si navinata aur madakata n rah gee thi. vah ghar ki murgi thi, sag barabar. ek din isi tarah padma lautakar ayi, to prasad gayab the. vah jhunjhala uthi. idhar kee din se vah prasad ka rng badala hua dekh rahi thi.   aj usane kuchh spasht baten kahane ka sahas batora. das baj gaye, gyarah baj gaye, barah baj gaye, padma usake intajar men baithi thi. bhojan thanda ho gaya, naukar-chakar so gaye. vah bar-bar uthati, phatak par jakar najar daudati. ek baje ke qarib prasad ghar aya. padma ne sahas to bahut batora tha; par prasad ke samane jate hi use itani kamazori maloom huee. phir bhi usane jara kade svar men poochha, ‘aj itani rat tak kahan the ? kuchh khabar hai, kitani rat gayi ? prasad ko vah is vakt asundarata ki moorti-si lagi. vah ek vidyalay ki chhatra ke sath sinema dekhane gaya tha. bola, ‘tumako aram se so jana chahie tha. tum jis dasha men ho, usamen tumhen, jahan tak ho sake, aram se rahana chahie. padma ka sahas kuchh prabal hua, ‘tumase main jo poochhati hoon, usaka javab do. mujhe jahannum men bhejo !’ 'to tum bhi mujhe jahannum men jane do.' 'tum mere sath daga kar rahe ho, yah main saf dekh rahi hoon.' 'tumhari ankhon ki jyoti kuchh badh gayi hogi !' 'main idhar kee din se tumhara mizaj kuchh badala hua dekh rahi hoon.' 'mainne tumhare sath apane ko becha nahin hai. agar tumhara ji mujhase bhar gaya ho, to main aj jane ko taiyar hoon.' 'tum jane ki dhamaki kyon dete ho ! yahan tumane akar koee bada tyag nahin kiya hai.' 'mainne tyag nahin kiya hai ? tum yah kahane ka sahas kar rahi ho ? ‘main dekhata hoon, tumhara mizaj bigad raha hai. tum samajhati ho, mainne ise apng kar diya. magar main isi vakt tumhen thokar marane ko taiyar hoon, isi vakt, isi vakt !' padma ka sahas jaise bujh gaya tha. prasad apana trnk snbhal raha tha. padma ne din-bhav se kaha, ‘mainne to aisi koee bat nahin kahi, jo tum itana bigad uthe. main to keval tumase poochh rahi thi, kahan the. kya mujhe itana bhi adhikar nahin dena chahate ? main kabhi tumhari ichchha ke viruddh koee kam nahin karati aur tum mujhe bat-bat par dantate rahate ho. tumhen mujh par jara bhi daya nahin ati ! mujhe tumase kuchh bhi to sahanubhooti milani chahie. main tumhare lie kya kuchh karane ko taiyar nahin hoon ? aur aj jo meri dasha ho gayi hai, to tum mujhase ankhen pher lete ho ...usaka kanth rundh gaya aur mej par sir rakhakar phoot-phootakar rone lagi. prasad ne poori vijay payi.

padma ke lie matritv ab bada hi apriy prasng tha. us par ek chinta mndarati rahati. kabhi-kabhi vah bhay se kanp uthati aur pachhatati. prasad ki nirnkushata din-din badhati jati thi. kya kare, kya n kare. garbh poora ho gaya tha, vah kort n jati thi. din-bhar akeli baithi rahati. prasad sandhya samay ata, chay-vay pikar phir ud jata, to gyarah-barah baje ke pahale  n lautata. vah kahan jata hai, yah bhi usase chhipa n tha. prasad ko jaise usaki soorat se napharat thi. poorn garbh, pila mukh, chintit, sashnk, udas. phir bhi vah prasad ko shrringar aur abhooshanon se bandhane ki cheshta se baj n ati thi. magar vah jitana hi prayas karati, utana hi prasad ka man usaki or se phirata tha. is avastha men shrringar use aur bhadda lagata. prasav-vedana ho rahi thi. prasad ka pata nahin. nars maujood thi, ledi daktar maujood thi; magar prasad ka n rahana padma ki prasav-vedana ko aur bhi darun bana raha tha. balak ko god men dekhakar usaka kaleja phool utha, magar phir prasad ko samane n pakar usane balak ki or se munh pher liya. mithe phal men jaise kide pad gaye hon.  panch din saur-grih men katane ke bad jaise padma jelakhane se nikali ... nngi talavar bani huee. mata banakar vah apane men ek adbhut shakti ka anubhav kar rahi thi. usane chaparasi ko chek dekar baink bheja. prasav-sambandhi kee bil ada karane the. chaparasi khali hath laut aya. padma ne poochha, ‘rupaye ?’ 'baink ke baboo ne kaha,rupaye sab prasad baboo nikal le gaye.' padma ko goli lag gayi. bis hazar rupaye pranon ki tarah snchit kar rakhe the, isi shishu ke lie. hay ! saur se nikalane par maloom hua, prasad vidyalay ki ek balika ko lekar ingalaind ki sair karane chala gaya. jhallayi huee ghar men ayi, prasad ki tasavir uthakar zamin par patak di aur use pairon se kuchala. usaka jitana saman tha, use jama karake diyasalaee laga di aur usake nam par thook diya.   ek mahina bit gaya tha. padma apane bngale ke phatak par shishu ko god men lie khadi thi. usaka krodh ab shokamay nirasha ban chuka tha. balak par kabhi daya ati, kabhi pyar ata, kabhi ghrina ati. usane sadak par dekha, ek yooropiyan ledi apane pati ke sath apane balak ko bachchon ki gadi men bithaye liye chali ja rahi thi. usane hasarat-bhari ankhon se us khushanasib jode ko dekha aur usaki ankhen sajal ho gayin.

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bahari kadiyan

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