मैकू -प्रेमचंद  हिन्दी देवनागरी में पढ़ें।

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

kadir aur maikoo tadikhane ke samane pahunche, to vahan kangres ke valntiyar jhnda liye khade najar aye. daravaze ke idhar-udhar hajaron darshak khade the. sham ka vakt tha. is vakt gali men piyakkadon ke siva aur koee n ata tha. bhale adami idhar se nikalate jhijhakate. piyakkadon ki chhoti-chhoti toliyan ati-jati rahati thin. do-char veshyaen dookan ke samane khadi najar ati thin. aj yah bhid-bhad dekhakar maikoo ne kaha-badi bhid hai be, koee do-tin sau adami honge.

kadir ne muskara kar kaha-bhid dekh kar dar gaye kya ? yah sab hurr ho jaynge, ek bhi n tikega. yah log tamasha dekhane aye hain, lathiyan khane nahin aye hain.

maikoo ne sndeh ke svar men kaha-pulis ke sipahi bhi baithe hain. thikedar ne to kaha tha, pulis n bolegi.

kadir-han be, pulis n bolegi, teri nani kyon mari ja rahi hai. pulis vahan bolati hai, jahan char paise milate hain ya jahan koee aurat ka mamala hota hai. aisi bephajool baton men pulis nahin padati. pulis to aur shah de rahi hai. thikedar se sal men saikadon rupaye milate hain. pulis is vakt usaki madad n karegi to kab karegi ?

maikoo-chalo, aj das hamare bhi sidhe hue. muft men piyenge vah alag, magar sunate hain, kangresavalon men bade-bade maladar log sharik hain. vah kahin ham logon se kasar nikalen to bura hoga.

kadir-abe, koee kasar-vasar nahin nikalega, teri jan kyon nikal rahi hai ? kangresavale kisi par hath nahin uthate, chahe koee unhen mar hi dale. nahin to us din juloos men das-barah chaukidaron ki majal thi ki das hazar adamiyon ko pitakar rakh dete. char to vahin thnde ho gaye the, magar ek ne hath nahin uthaya. inake jo mahatma hain, vah bade bhari fakir hain ! unaka hukm hai ki chupake se mar kha lo, ladaee mat karo.

yon baten karate-karate donon tadikhane ke dvar par pahunch gaye. ek svaynsevak hath jodakar samane a gaya aur bola-bhaee sahab, apake mazahab men tadi haram hai.

maikoo ne bat ka javab chante se diya. aisa tamacha mara ki svaynsevak ki ankhon men khoon a gaya. aisa maloom hota tha, gira chahata hai. doosare svaynsevak ne daudakar use snbhala. panchon ungaliyon ka raktamay pratibimb jhalak raha tha.

magar valntiyar tamacha kha kar bhi apane sthan par khada raha. maikoo ne kaha-ab hatata hai ki aur lega ?

svaynsevak ne namrata se kaha-agar apaki yahi ichchha hai, to sir samane kiye hue hoon. jitana chahie, mar lijie. magar andar n jaie.

yah kahata hua vah maikoo ke samane baith gaya.

maikoo ne svaynsevak ke chehare par nigah dali. usaki panchon ungaliyon ke nishan jhalak rahe the. maikoo ne isake pahale apani lathi se toote hue kitane hi sir dekhe the, par aj ki-si glani use kabhi n huee thi. vah panchon ungaliyon ke nishan kisi pnchashool ki bhanti usake hriday men chubh rahe the.

kadir chaukidaron ke pas khada sigaret pine laga. vahin khade-khade bola-ab, khada dekhata kya hai, laga kasake ek hath.

maikoo ne svaynsevak se kaha-tum uth jao, mujhe andar jane do.

‘ap meri chhati par panv rakhakar chale ja sakate hain.’

‘main kahata hoon, uth jao, main andar tadi n pioonga, ek doosara hi kam hai.’

usane yah bat kuchh is dridhata se kahi ki svaynsevak uth kar raste se hat gaya. maikoo ne muskara kar usaki or taka. svaynsevak ne phir hath jodakar kaha-apana vada bhool n jana.

ek chaukidar bola-lat ke age bhoot bhagata hai, ek hi tamache men thik ho gaya !

kadir ne kaha-yah tamacha bachcha ko janm-bhar yad rahega. maikoo ke tamache sah lena mamooli kam nahin hai.

chaukidar-aj aisa thonko in sabon ko ki phir idhar ane ka nam n len.

kadir-khuda ne chaha, to phir idhar ayenge bhi nahin. magar hain sab bade himmati. jan ko hatheli par liye phirate hain.

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maikoo bhitar pahuncha, to thikedar ne svagat kiya-ao maikoo miyan ! ek hi tamacha lagakar kyon rah gaye ? ek tamache ka bhala in par kya asar hoga ? bade latakhor hain sab. kitana hi pito, asar hi nahin hota. bas aj sabon ke hath-panv tod do; phir idhar n ayen !

maikoo-to kya aur n ayenge ?

thikedar-phir ate sabon ki nani maregi.

maikoo-aur jo kahin in tamasha dekhanevalon ne mere oopar dnde chalaye to !

thikedar-to pulis unako mar bhagayegi. ek jhadap men maidan saf ho jayaga. lo, jab tak ekadh botal pi lo. main to aj muft ki pila raha hoon.

maikoo-kya in grahakon ko bhi muft ?

thikedar-kya karata, koee ata hi n tha. suna ki muft milegi, to sab dhns pade.

maikoo-main to aj n pioonga.

thikedar-kyon ? tumhare lie to aj taji tadi mngavayi hai.

maikoo-yon hi, aj pine ki ichchha nahin hai. lao, koee lakadi nikalo, hath se marate nahin banata.

thikedar ne lapak kar ek mota sonta maikoo ke hath men de diya, aur dndebaji ka tamasha dekhane ke lie dvar par khada ho gaya.

maikoo ne ek kshan dnde ko taula, tab uchhal kar thikedar ko aisa dnda rasid kiya ki vahin dohara hokar dvar men gir pada. isake bad maikoo ne piyakkadon ki or rukh kiya aur laga dndon ki varsha karane. n age dekhata tha, n pichhe, bas dnde chalaye jata tha.

tadibajon ke nashe hiran hue. ghabada-ghabada kar bhagane lage, par kivadon ke bich men thikedar ki deh bindhi padi thi. udhar se phir bhitar ki or lapake. maikoo ne phir dndon se avahan kiya. akhir sab thikedar ki deh ko raund-raund kar bhage. kisi ka hath toota, kisi ka sir phoota, kisi ki kamar tooti. aisi bhagadad machi ki ek minat ke andar tadikhane men ek chidiye ka poot bhi n rah gaya.

ekaek matakon ke tootane ki avaz ayi. svaynsevak ne bhitar jhankakar dekha, to maikoo matakon ko vidhvns karane men juta hua tha. bola-bhaee sahab, aji bhaee sahab, yah ap gajab kar rahe hain. isase to kahin achchha ki apane hamare hi oopar apana gussa utara hota.

maikoo ne do-tin hath chala kar baki bachi huee botalon aur matakon ka saphaya kar diya aur tab chalate-chalate thikedar ko ek lat jama kar bahar nikal aya.

kadir ne usako rok kar poochha-too pagal to nahin ho gaya hai be ? kya karane aya tha, aur kya kar raha hai.

maikoo ne lal-lal ankhon se usaki or dekh kar kaha-han, allah ka shukr hai ki main jo karane aya tha, vah n karake kuchh aur hi kar baitha. tumamen koovat ho, to valntaron ko maro, mujhamen koovat nahin hai. mainne to jo ek thappad lagaya, usaka rnj abhi tak hai aur hamesha rahega ! tamache ke nishan mere kaleje par ban gaye hain. jo log doosaron ko gunah se bachane ke lie apani jan dene ko khade hain, un par vahi hath uthayega, jo paji hai, kamina hai, namard hai. maikoo phisadi hai, lathait, gunda hai, par kamina aur namard nahin hai. kah do pulisavalon se, chahen to mujhe giraphtar kar len.

kee tadibaj khade sir sahalate hue, usaki or sahami huee ankhon se tak rahe the. kuchh bolane ki himmat n padati thi. maikoo ne unaki or dekh kar raha-main kal phir aoonga. agar tumamen se kisi ko yahan dekha to khoon hi pi jaoonga ! jel aur phansi se nahin darata. tumhari bhalamanasi isi men hai ki ab bhool kar bhi idhar n ana. yah kangresavale tumhare dushman nahin hain. tumhare aur tumhare bal-bachchon ki bhalaee ke lie hi tumhen pine se rokate hain. in paison se apane bal-bachchon ki paravarish karo, ghi-doodh khao. ghar men to phake ho rahe hain, gharavali tumhare nam ko ro rahi hai, aur tum yahan baithe pi rah ho ? lanat hai is nashebaji par.

maikoo ne vahin dnda phenk diya aur qadam badhata hua ghar chala. is vakt tak hajaron adamiyon ka hujoom ho gaya tha. sabhi shraddha, prem aur garv ki ankhon se maikoo ko dekh rahe the.

tika tippani aur sndarbh

bahari kadiyan

snbndhit lekh

varnamala kramanusar lekh khoj

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